Latest posts by Zoomer44

what veg is seaweed fertilizer good for

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 00:40

I've not found a veg which doesn't like it.

You can make a brew with it and use as a liquid feed, I feed all my stuff in GH with it.

I put it in the bottom of bean, spud and sweet corn trenches before planting. 

I've used it as a mulch in the top of chillies, pepper and Tom pots this year.

It dries well and can be scrunched up to use as a feed around plants too. 

Used as a spray and mixed with garlic and a little olive oil, I use it sprayed on black/green fly. The seaweed part of the mix is good for the leaves.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 24/06/2017 at 00:07

Went to the plot to water, forecast showers over the weekend so hoping to do some potting up and seed sowing, have a nice weekend everyone๐Ÿ˜€,

Best crop so far??

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 23:16

Grew lettuce for the first time, had some fab iceberg lettuce. Currants and gooseberries are looking good too  

Everything seems to be doing well this year, although still early days...apart from the cherry trees...they had lots of blossom, then we had a frost and not one cherry on two trees now.. ๐Ÿ˜ž

When is the latest time to sow green beans

Posted: 21/06/2017 at 00:03

It's not to late for pea's. You can try french or runner beans mine are only just beginning to climb up their supports.

Florence Fennel bolting - can it be saved? And when to sow (for future reference!)

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 23:51

I've never had much success growing bulb fennel. I managed to get the bulbs, to golf ball sized last year before bolting. 

Sowed alot later this year and plan to plant out this week. 

If they do bolt you can still let them grow and use as you would the herd. It can be grown as a perennial from a bulb, the roots are really deep .

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 20/06/2017 at 23:18

Gg  Think I'll suggest an allotment comp' to our association.

I've tried to go to the plot in the evening, mainly to water but doing some weeding, hoeing and planting keeps mother nature at bay. A lot of other plot holder seem to be doing the same thing.

Chillies and peppers are doing well, toms aren't the best I've grown, think they got to leggy before planting out.

Last edited: 20 June 2017 23:20:02

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/06/2017 at 22:09

Gf. What an incentive for plot holders having a 'best allotment comp'.

I've received the forms for Great Eccleston show, didn't enter last year but have some stuff which may be ready for mid July. Closing date for veg/fruit entries is 1st July..,๐Ÿ˜€...watch this space....

Fruit or vegetable...

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 23:22

Is a chilli a fruit or vegetable....l'm thinking of entering a local show and one section is any other veg not mentioned in their list.

Chillies aren't on their list and I"ve  some plants with chillies on. Hungarian black are nearly 2inch long.

Black spot on sunflowers...

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 21:30

They've possibly only.been watered twice since planting out and I never water before 7pm, the are grown to cut on an allotment and I can't  get there much before then during the week.

Harvested anything yet?

Posted: 16/06/2017 at 21:05

Been picking lettuce for a few weeks. Gooseberries, spuds, kale, chives, peas and chard are all ready to be harvested.

Globe artichokes looking good too.

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Making compost

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Are covenants legally binding... 
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