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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/11/2015 at 19:14
I'm hoping to go to the plot on Sunday. If we get a dry afternoon though may go before. Onions and garlic planted a few weeks ago are showing shoots and also some of the spring bulbs.
I've shallots to plant....and my kings seeds have arrived, need to collect those on Sunday.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 18:30
I've had some in the cellar, it came in through the sky light but it has dried out now and I've covered the air vents till the weather improves.
I think the rain weather fronts are moving away from the NW now although it was raining again today.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/11/2015 at 19:08
I'm ever so envious. Not been able to go to the plot again.
Blue sky's this morning but by the time I got home mid afternoon it was raining again. There are threatened land slides in Cumbria. Three weeks of rain fell there in one day.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 19:02
GWRS, think I'll let the birds have them.
The seeds from nasturgium can be eaten. They are peppery, nice in salads. Started to clear mine today.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 18:00
Does anyone use the weather forecast on here. I find it very accurate. Managed to go to the plot this morning.
Dug up some dahlia tubers, picked a few Leek's and put wire guards around the cherry trees before it started raining
GWRS - can the seeds off any variety of sunflower's be eaten. My sunflowers are just going over. They still have petals but are dying back. I

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 23:57
LOL
It's forecast dry...ish... On Monday.... so hopefully not...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 22:07
It's forecast rain here again tomorrow. I'm sure its rained every day for over a week now. If it Carry's on I might need to build an ark... On a good note at least the water butts will be full on the plot.
My brother will be taking up his drive in the next few weeks and is giving me 50 flag stones. Half are for a shed base and to put the GH currently at home on. In between showers I've taken it down.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 22:53
Hope the police catch who broke into the shed near your plot Gg.
I'm going to try to go to the plot at the weekend.

Turnips and Broad Beans...

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 20:28

I'm glad you asked the 'Q' Tootles. I sowed some broad beans...a dwarf variety - The Sutton...in pots. They are currently in a plastic GH and looking good with shoots 3-4 inches high.

I'm not sure whether to plant them out. We've had some frosts, early mornings. The plan was to plant half out now and leave half in their pots, to plant out in the Spring. Is this a good plan and those planted out, will they need protection?  

I've also got celriac in the ground, sown a little later than it should have been, possibly June/July time with healthy foilage but little bulb growth. Is it likely to put on any more growth this yr and if not will it put on growth in the Spring to be harvested later?      

Allotment websites

Posted: 11/11/2015 at 19:59

There are a couple on here, one I started and one started by Baza. There's also a seed swap thread and I think there is also a recipe thread.The seed swap went a little quiet in the summer, guess there aren't as many seeds to swap then but it's more active now. I'm happy to be wrong but the recipe one seems more seasonal, the last time I looked in it was jams and preserves which was ever so useful at a time when I had gluts with currants, them blackberries...

 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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Last Post: 30/11/2015 at 19:02

Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Last Post: 22/11/2015 at 16:56

Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 23:16

Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 10:41

Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 19:35

Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 11:20

Best compost for 2015

Thought I start as new compost thread. 2013 from what I recall wasn't a particularly good year for compost,  
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Last Post: 13/03/2015 at 01:26

Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Last Post: 12/02/2015 at 21:24

Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 06:13

Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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Last Post: 23/08/2015 at 15:51

How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 17:24
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