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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Yesterday at 21:10

I brought home a french variety, but when I've tried to translate it, the variety translates as 'straw coloured' , that can't be right...😎...

Today  bought a mixed bag from Wilko's, red and white. The shalotts are 'golden gourmet' and garlic is 'germidour',

I  usually buy garlic from Robinson's home of the mammouth onion but their opening times tend to be seasonal and they aren"t always open on Saturdays...😞

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: Yesterday at 20:08

Bought some onion sets, garlic and shallots for autumn planting. They seemed to do better this year than spring planted one's and were ready a month earlier.

Started to clear spent crops, the plot took a battering from high winds whilst I was away, sun flowers and some gladioli have snapped.

Is it too early to dig up the gladioli bulbs if I leave the leaves attached and dry them in the GH ?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 20:53

I had rats in spring. They'd nested in the neighbours shed and were disturbed when he gave up the plot. 

They moved onto my plot so I put down poison and was amazed at how much they ate. You can't put it down though if you get hedgehogs.

I'm fairly good about most creatures but rats are my limit, I would leave my outline in the shed door as I disappear up the road in a cloud of dust if I ever so one up close...😎

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/09/2017 at 12:44

Little zoomer looks to be doing well, Gg.

Must take another pic of the large pumpkin on my plot, it's beginning to turn orange 😀

 Decided to call at the plot on the way home yesterday, took home, toms, radish, peppers chillies, beans, kale, courgettes and squash. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/09/2017 at 21:39

Been on holiday for a couple of weeks. Going to the plot at the weekend. 

I've bought some french seeds and onion sets. Seeds are sold by weight so there tends to be more seeds in the packets.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/09/2017 at 21:41

Went to the plot to water.

I've loads of raspberries, they crept up on me. Picked lots of toms, cues and courgettes.

I cut the tops off some sunflowers a few weeks ago, abit like the Chelsea chop, and now have some multi headed sunflowers. A tad bit difficult to cut though as they must be 8 or 9ft high 😁

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 21:24

Gg. I've some gourds which are spotted and knobbly.

 What a lovely Caterpillar shame something so small can cause such damage to plants 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/08/2017 at 20:03

Scroggin. The variety is 'halloween', I bought it as a seedling, it"s orange on the label! Do you think the labels could have been switched at the nursery.. ?

I'm also growing Rouge Vif d"Etampes, that's growing yellow.

Baby bear though is growing green but orange on the packet.

Have you thought about getting an allotment giddy123...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/08/2017 at 19:59

My pumpkin. Is still green presumably it will go orange when it's ready to be harvested.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/08/2017 at 19:46

Hi, giddy123, good advise from scroggin and Gg.

It does look a useful tool.  Stuff like that wasn't available when I started growing veg in the back garden.

This forum is a useful source of advise. Keeping   a  diary and making a plan of the plot beds, recording on a map, what is grown where is useful.

I use a 3 yr rotation plan  and refer to a few reliable  books which help to remind me what can be grown where.

Talking to other plot holders is also a good resource.

Hope this has been helpful giddy123 

Last edited: 25 August 2017 19:48:48

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