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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Yesterday at 12:02

It was milder here. Disassembled the shed roof ready to put it back on and did a few small jobs.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/01/2017 at 21:00

Sounds like you turned, being locked out, around and got lots done Gg...๐Ÿ™Œ


I let my subscription run out for GW mag, the Jan offer of 5 issues for £5 sounds a good deal so will renew it. 


I've just sent off for the gladioli offer and am hoping they have a dahlia offer before summer.


Is anyone working out a rotational plan for this yr. I manage a four year rotation in some beds but find I plant some beds twice in one yr and beans have gone in the same bed twice...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/01/2017 at 20:03

Been sorting out my seed box, have loads of free seeds from magazines, far to many to sow. I've sorted some flower seeds for my brother.


I've started a sowing diary, listing what to sow and when. It worked well last year until about July time.


Won't be starting any flowers until at least March. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 21:20

It's heavy even for two people, might need to take it apart and re do the roof. Won't be able to do anything till next weekend though...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/01/2017 at 20:01

Sounds like some good bargains.


. Not sure yet how to fix the shed  roof, it's blown off in one piece and landed upside down on the kale. I've two sheds and this one is empty, had planned to put in shelving but not got round to it yet so nothing will get damaged if it rains.


Went to the plot today and tidied the other shed.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/01/2017 at 15:55

Nice shed, went to the plot and the roof has blown off mine and one of the doors has come off๐Ÿ˜–. 


On a positive note, I dug up some spuds, didn't: think they would still be edible but they have peeled ok..๐Ÿ˜€

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 21:14

TyCerrig...Depends how big the allotment site is, I was 8th on the list when I got my first plot but there are 80 plots on our site. Got it within weeks of applying but never got a response from the site at my back gate for yrs, about 6 plots on that site though...


A good plan is to put your name down for a number of sites in your area, mine went on four sites...


Good luck...๐Ÿ‘

Germinating seeds on wet paper towels

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 21:04

I tried it last year with seeds whose sow by date had gone. Those that germinated were potted into small modules. It worked well. Did as Onopordum did. 


For small seeds I used tweezers to pick them off the kitchen paper.


Large seeds are easier to handle, peas, beans, sweet corn and sweetpea can easily be germinated. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/01/2017 at 20:38

Forecast is mainly dry here tomorrow and the snow missed us, so hoping to go to plot in the morning. 


I've a few jobs which don't involve digging to do.


Have a good weekend everyone.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/01/2017 at 22:39

Gg. GH is an old one. Didn't get time to put it up last yr. Was going g to level an area and make a base with flag stones.


Was thinking of sowing some chilli seeds this month, when do others sow chillies?

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