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Veg plot planner

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 22:41

Having an area with stuff which once planted will fruit year after year is always a good idea and not so labour intensive. A row of Red, white and black currant bushes don't take up too much room along with a gooseberry bush.  Strawberries grow happily around them.

Rhubarb if you like it and once planted grows happily year after year with little attention.  

Does the grass stay green?

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 22:27

Thanks for the link Geoff. I was more interged by the picture on the side of your link of the guy up the ladder trying to change a street light, bulb 

What's the weather like in your area?

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 22:21

Only reached 1-2C , so it's cold but no sign of snow, probably because I stocked up on salt for the paths for the first time this year.

The shops are still trying to sell off Christmas Chocs here.

patio Potato bag

Posted: 24/01/2013 at 22:05

Courgettes would be fine in potato grow bags just roll down the sides so the bags  aren't as deep and you won't need as much compost. I grow courgettes in flower buckets.

 

Winter feeding of cuttings

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 23:56

Definitely geraniums.

strawberries

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 23:51

It certainly does. I love strawberries, can't understand why they are so expensive in shops, they grow like weeds in my garden, I refuse to buy them and sadly strawberries don't freeze well. 

Why wait till summer they can be forced in the GH, last year I had my first bowl at Easter    

What veggies are you planning on growing 2013?

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 23:45

Can see why you need three GH's Lilylouise. Do any of the pepper varieties grow into tall plants, I wanted to plant peppers in the GH bed and have seen some pepper plants which grow to several feet. Only every grown them in pots and the peppers are usually very small.  

strawberries

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 23:26

Verdun. I couldn't tell you the runner variety in my garden as it was given 15 to 20 years ago, excellent flavour though and can be eaten straight from the plant.

I've a red alpine variety one which is French and perpetually fruiting, sown in 2011 and fruited 2012, think it's called fragaria. Alpine strawberries are a lot smaller than strawberries bought in shops and the taste is different, I added a small amount of sugar to that variety and left it a couple of hours before eating with either cream or ice cream and it was delish.

Sowed Alpine yellow and White Soul last year, expecting fruit this year, so haven't yet tasted them. Both are runnerless so well behaved. 

Winter feeding of cuttings

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 22:57

The geraniums I brought indoors continued to flower till just after Christmas.

When repoting in Jan/Feb can they be split or is it better to wait till spring and the warmer weather.

is it ok to feed birds ordinary suet rather the prepared bird suet you can buy

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 22:48

My suet or lard is just bought from the supermarket, birds seem to prefer home made fat balls to the bought ready made one's, which I find, are only half eaten, then disintegrate and scatter on the ground.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Using mushroom compost...

I've used mushroom compost on one of the beds on the allotment...  
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It's a tab bit early to ask but...

Whose growing Christmas spuds... 
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Sweet corn problems...

Seedlings dying.... 
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Sowing parsnips....

Is it too late to try again.... 
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Lidl fruit tree's....

Does anyone know the root stock... 
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Apples and pears....

Thinking of purchasing a tree or two... 
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Fruit tree ID...

Can anyone identify this fruit tree... 
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Buy cheap pay twice...

I knew when I bought it I shouldn't have done.. 
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What to grow in vacated veg beds....

I've three raised beds.... 
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A vote of confidence....

Just thought I'd share this with fellow posters.... 
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Last Post: 20/04/2014 at 19:42

Help...marestail and other nasties...

And I thought brambles and rabbits were going to be the biggest problem... 
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Last Post: 03/06/2014 at 08:30

Slug solution....

I found a slow worm on the plot today. 
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Last Post: 02/04/2014 at 21:38

Every so pleased...first plants will go in at the weekend...

After much hard work and several weekends later...it's suprising what you can do in a few hours...  
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