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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 21:52

I started growing g at home, Verdun. Was bitten by the bug when a friend gave me a GH and progressed onto an allotment, the bed's at home became to small.


Hope you don't have too long a wait for a plot.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 21:12

Was chatting to one of the guys on the committee, he's going to look at my strimmer and try to get it working.


Hoping to go to the plot early tomorrow for a couple of hours to harvest veg and fruit.


Apples on one of the trees are huge, I think they are Brambly. The branches are in danger of snapping before they're willing to part with their fruit. Blackberries, chillies and peppers are looking good. Was thinking of making some chilli relish, can anyone recommend a recipe.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/08/2016 at 09:17

I grow rubarb next to one shed and the other has a row of pots, the water running off the roof keeps them watered.


Just watching Beech Grove, never seen such a perfectly weeded plot

what can i sow now

Posted: 22/08/2016 at 01:15

Not a lot is the easy answer.  


You can plan for next year though, winter veg can be picked up as plugs bought from GC's or nursery's, kale and chard. 


Autumn planting, depending where you live in the country, I'm in the NW, garlic and depending on  hardy varieties, broad beans and onion sets can be planted Sept/Oct. I've found a pea variety which is hardy but you take your chances with the British weather.


My autumn planted onions were better than spring planted one's this year.


Perennials are best planted in late Sept/Oct, things like rubarb crowns, fruit bushes/trees, strawberry plants, globe artichokes.


Hope this is helpfu.l

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 21/08/2016 at 23:07

Dug a couple of crowns up today. They weren't quite dead, there were some white, roots about an inch long?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/08/2016 at 00:13

Sorry you are giving up your plot, it would be a real bonus though for someone taking the plot on with stuff already planted.


A local farmer delivers muck for everyone, a trailer full at a time, it's partially rotted down.


Went to Southport Flower Show today, it stopped raining at about 5 just as we decided to go home...... didn't put a dampener on the day though...I bought a rain coat......ever so impressed with the veg/fruit, show bench.


Also bought some spring bulbs, chutney and cheese. 

What Kids Pick Up.

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:57

I was out one day with friend and children, we were visiting a local farm and quite spontaneously,  when we got out of the car the 8yr old anounced as an observation, 'what a strong smell of horse sh.t'.  


We were all gob smacked by his remark, I really don't know where that came from...


On another occasion we were in the car, and knowing I'm keen on gardening his younger brother pointed to a tree and asked if it was a laburnum tree, it was, I was equally speechless...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:32

Jury is still out for me with green manure. We get delivery's of muck 2 or 3 times each yr and at present there's a heap just outside my plot...


I'm more of a lazy allotmenteer though and it was alot easier this yr digging over beds which had been covered with muck and plastic in the autumn. 


A parcel from the Garden Superstore arrived today and a new edging spade. It"s ever so light.

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:06

No probs, Dove.


Would they benefit from a good mulch of muck in the autumn.

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 19:20

Sounds a good plan treehugger, will do that at the weekend.


Once cut back do they need covering over winter or mulching.

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