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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Today at 18:01

Picked my first kale and still have a few lettuce.

Is it too late to plant onions and garlic? I keep forgetting to take them down to the plot.

I'm off work for two weeks now, Hope to finish digging over veg beds.

Vandals in Sheffield

Posted: Yesterday at 19:32

I heard the same thing about conker trees. Those which are diseased drop their leaves mid summer. 

The local council here wanted to cut down an avenue of trees in town centre, due to cut backs they couldn't afford to prune them, after lots of complaints the trees are now staying.

We haven't had weeds sprayed this year to save money but the council have realised this is a false economy, the weeds not only look unsightly but the roots eventually will push up the flags and cobbles.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Yesterday at 18:41

Congratulations, Ginagibbs.

I've been busy getting muck, found a local stables and spoke to the owner today. She has over 50 bags of the stuff, said her husband would help load up the car at weekends, there's an unlimited supply. 

Autumn arrived overnight here. Most of the leaves have fallen, so drove past the site were I get leaves. There are a couple of piles at the side of the track. I plan to make another compost bay for leaf mulch.

Happy growing everyone:)

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 23:29

Cleared and covered a bed today. I'm generating alot of green compost but not much brown. Forgot to take garlic and onion sets to the plot hope it's not to late to plant next weekend.

Got quite a long winter jobs list. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 19:24

Excellent, Gg...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 00:13

GWRS, thanks. First yr for summer one's, so will leave then. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 20:28

Been to the plot today and got lots done.

Local stables seems to have stopped putting muck at side of road, been past a few times this week, not one bag.

GWRS, I had a similar problem with raspberries, they'd taken over the plot when I got it. If all the roots aren't dug up they regrow. I replanted a few and now have two manageable beds, one autumn and one summer fruiting bed. Not sure about pruning though, so I've left them for now.

Hoping to get to the plot tomorrow if dry.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/10/2016 at 21:24

Not posted for a while, I'm not getting notifications but been busy at home.

Went to plot last weekend and cleared a couple of beds, both had suprisingly few weeds after mini pop and sunflower plants were cut down. The bed's have been hoed though before weeds showed and they are narrow beds. Just need to put muck on them.

I've Leek's, kale and broccoli over winter, not so sure about Brussels. I've still got fennel, lettuce and beetroot which looks good to pick.

Beans are hanging in and raspberries. 

Sunflowers 3 plants = 60 heads :)

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 23:47

I'm sure the sunflowers I grew were a variety which should have only grown 5 or 6ft, they must be nearly 20 ft tall now, they are multi headed...it's been quite a challenge cutting the flowers!!!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/09/2016 at 23:33

Not been to the plot for a while, ankles fine now so got lots done.

Cut down mini pop plants, 3 wheel barrows full before it started to rain. Cleared plants in GH, picked the last toms and peppers and hung chilli plants up to dry. 

We've not had a muck delivered all yr so went off and found a farm giving it away. Got 6 bags, it's not rotted down though, can it still be used if the bed isn't going to be planted in until Spring..

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