Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 22:21
Gg. Sorry to read you've had a letter. I struggled last year due to ill health and still have problems with my back...to cut to the chase...I tried a few things to keep weeds down, planted ground cover, planted perennial veg/fruit and put in paths.

Don't rush into planting stuff into newly dug over ground, leave it for a week or two to allow any weed seeds in it to germinate. You can hoe these just before planting veg giving the veg a better chance.

Keep a hoe sharp, I spend at least 10-15mins hoeing beds of newly planted stuff.

We've a leak so water won't be turned on until it's been repaired.

Best site for asparagus...

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 22:11
Couldn't plant last weekend due to weather but uncovered site 2 today, it looked good, it had been dug over last year, mulched with muck and covered with black plastic.

Discovered clay about a spade and half down, plot is next to the main national train track...went ahead and planted... It still seemed the best site...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/04/2016 at 22:36
Another hot day here. Went to the plot to water and check if seedlings were okay in the GH. I've been leaving the door open and lost some seedlings but most are looking good.

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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 21:35

Weather was nice here too . but was at work  looking forward to my jollies in three weeks time though   will be away this year for birthday, have a nice one GWRS.

Gg's garden shop is amazing isn't it.

Went to the plot to water stuff in GH. Taps haven't been turned on yet due to predicted frost but after all the rain we had water butts are over flowing.   

Place your bets....

Posted: 19/04/2016 at 20:53

I'm in the NW and planted spuds out afew weeks ago. Sunflowers have gone under cloches and pea's are taking their chances. I've nothing else hardy enough to go out yet, they were looking good this evening though despite a couple of cold nights.

I've had to sow most things in the GH and as it's on the allotment can't get down there everyday so the door has been left open at night. Seedlings are doing remarkably well considering we've has some hot days and cold nights.     

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/04/2016 at 20:14
Surprising how quickly you run out of space.

I'm not sown courgettes, squash and pumpkin yet, there won't be room for them to have their own spot so thought I'd grow them under fruit tree's and the gooseberry bushes.

I'm going to grow dwarf beans and squash with sweetcorn, it worked well last year.

Planted five asparagus crowns this morning but have another twelve to put in.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 19:03

I tend to reapply for some plants as slugs and snails just won't leave them alone, for instance lettuce and they also eat flower heads. They ate all my tulip heads last year. Usually by mid summer I forget and then just reapply near plants that are being nibbled.  

I'm going to keep the plot, the property I'm buying is about 10mins drive away, it is cycleable but at the top of a steep hill.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 08:33
I try to be organic but slugs have beaten me, I use pellets on the plot but in the GH seem to get away with using gravel in tray's to stand pots and egg shells in the pots.

Best site for asparagus...

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 08:28
2, it is then. I'm going g to plant them later.

Best site for asparagus...

Posted: 15/04/2016 at 21:34

Thanks ice, for your quick reply.

Marestail is a problem over the entire plot.  Black plastic on 3 will have brought the maretail roots to the surface and I can dig out as much as possible but me thinks it is a perennial which will continue to be a problem in all three sites.     

   

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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

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