Zoomer44


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What's been your best garden freebie?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 21:56

I've had two GH's given, the first off a friend and the second was inherited on the allotment, admitedly the 2nd has no glass but one can't expect everything for nothing 

...And apart from stuff left on the allotment from previous owners, I've been given a potting bench for the GH, loads of pots, flower buckets (over 100, running out of idea's as to how to use them) wheelbarrow, plastic darlik...

The first GH has to be the best freebie. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:06

My first half plot is still very productive, so pleased I took the time to dig up weeds by the roots. There are few on it at present but was told they are slow growing after the longest day. I only visit it  once or twice  a week now the courgettes have slowed down, to weed, water and pick stuff. Still productive are the natsturgum for seeds and flowers.

Leeks, broccolli, sprouts, kale, celriac, chad looking good although some rust on the leeks,. I've a second harvest of strawberries too and the alpine one's have been fruiting all summer.

Today, I planted garlic in modules, at home, ready to plant out once the shoots start showing.  

No more treasures on the new half plot but now that some area's have been sectioned off by either being dug over, covered and some paths laid with the recycled bricks,  I've planted out a strawberry patch, globe articokes and fruit bushes transplanted from the first plot.

what's plants do you have in your greenhouse right now.

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 22:43

I've lots of tom plants, one cue plant left with one cue still growing  various chilli plants, with mainly red fruit on, and three sweet pepper plants, me bought these as chilli plants according to the label but the heat in them is zero  and onions waiting to be platted up.

I would usually have some late sown biennials in there at this time but sowed them earlier this year and they're all outside, in pots, looking good to be planted out although still a tab bit small.    

Shed tiles...

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 00:12

No probs Steve...

Shed tiles...

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 23:13

Can't help with the Q Steve but your threads are never boring.

Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:57

Forester - No probs - it'll take me a few days to go through spares in my seed box .

Follow on the beans

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:17

If you follow a crop rotation plan there isn't alot you can follow beans with at this time of year and it depends if you have a 3 or 4 year rotation plan. You sound like you already have what can follow beans already in the ground.

Why not give the soil a rest, cover it with cardboard and a good layer of muck ready for next years planting in the spring.  

Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:59

Good idea for a thread.

I'll need to check through my seed box for swaps but would be interested in the Mini Pop, are they the one's from moreveg, mine did really well this year, so much so, was thinking of buying more.  

Td immunisations...

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 23:13

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot...who suggested allotmenteers checked their tetnus injections were up to date as being in close contact on a regular basis with soil there was a risk of infection through cuts.

As I have regular blood tests, asked at my surgery on the last visit about having a tetnus injection and discovered my last one had been in 1980, their records didn't go beyond this and whilst I'd had my childhood immunisations decided after discussing it with the nurse to have a further one.  

Whilst I've since, read, different info on the subject...ie an imunity is developed if you've had so many injections over a time span and the antibodies stay in your system, if the last time you were immunized was childhood chances are they are nolonger present in older age.

Whilst I seldom had cuts in the back garden it seems an occupational hazzard on an allotment, especially when first starting up and clearing a site hence the reason for another injection. 

What are other posters views...     

 

Supermarket fruit and veg

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:30

I've found where I shop although the fruit and veg is relatively cheaper than the other big super markets it needs to be eaten within a week of purchase. Strawberries only seem to last a couple of days, in fact I can't eat shop bought one's unless eaten on the day of purchase the quality is just so poor after eating freshly picked one's.  

This doesn't answer your Q but I've found mother nature is waiting around the corner to claim back what's her's and does it very quickly, I say that through witnessing it on the allotment just aquired this year. The whole plot was dug over and I've regularly weeded, covering some parts with weed membrane.

I went on holiday for two weeks and the plot was covered knee high in weeds on my return. Even where there is weed membrane despite digging every bramble crown out they've grown through.

I think some stuff isn't meant for long storage, even home grown, the quality isn't the best when eaten after freezing, pickling beetroot isn't the same as eating it hot with a nice sauce and the taste of onions is seriously effected when pickled.       

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Td immunisations...

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