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Starting from scratch

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 19:21
Not sure what you'd do but I live in Lancaster. Hope you can do something about drainage it rains alot in this part of the country.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 19:13
Gg like the colour of your water butts, mine are bright blue.

Do you have any permanent planting Aster2, I've quite a lot of fruit trees and bushes, rubarb strawberries etc...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 20:16
Went to the plot, dug over a bed and built another low fence from half pallets across the bed.

There were a lot of other plot holders there today, quite a few new faces. We no longer have a waiting list and so an ad went in the local paper this time.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 20:37

I can't get over your allotment shop Gg and give it 4 stars...

Went to the plot this morning, as it was cold, I built a fire and burned the big woody roots from last years crop. Picked some kale and leeks. Neighbouring plot  holders are going on their jollies to Australia for a few weeks and as they were leaving, said it was ok to pick the last of their brussell sprout crop, so came home with brussells too...  

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 19:40

Aster/Ginagibbs-I'm not usually this organised with sowing but I've alot of different veggies and varieties this year...

You can sow every 2-4 wks depending on the crop. Radish and spring onions can be sown every 4wks throughout the growing season as they grow fairly quickly. 

I've at least two varieties or more for peas, beans, turnip/swede, carrots, beertroot, kale, lettuce and broccoli(calabrese and purple sprouting). Each variety will grow better sown at different times...

...check the growing instructions on the packet....some are more hardy than others and they mature at different times... so I'll sow some of these every 4-8 weeks...

For instance peas, I'll sow a hardy one in March and less hardy one's in April and May. The same with turnip, I'll sow a hardy one in April which matures quickly and again in May. Winter turnips/swedes will be sown in July and August, these can stay in the ground to be picked over winter...   

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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 22:31
Enjoy Swindon. I'm going up to Aberdeen next weekend so hoping to get a lot of jobs done on the plot this weekend.

Just made a monthly sowing guide for the year as I run out of steam by June and successional sowing always tappers off.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 22:27

Thanks KEF, just read your post on the old thread. 

 Shame we can't carry over the recent pics Gg posted of the allotment shop on the site where she has a plot, the shop is amazing......  

Just checked the weather forcast for the weekend and it's looking good here both mornings. Hoping to go to the plot Saturday morning to plant a couple of pear tree's and do some weeding round the onions and garlic planted in the Autumn.  

Happy growing everyone

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 21:46

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...were my first thoughts when I looked onto my first plot...

...what had I let myself in for......putting your name down on a waiting list is one thing...but faced with a plot over grown with brambles, weeds and grass...it's hard to imagine veggies will ever grow again on such a neglected site ...  

... but grow they do...... and by my second year I was looking forward to taking on a bigger plot to grow, not just growing veg but fruit and flowers... 

This is part 2 of a thread which started a couple of years ago...here is the link if you want to look back...lots of familiar posters...who give good advise...and share their day down on the plot... so if you have an allotment whether just starting out or an experienced allotmenteer...feel free to drop in...    

http://www.gardenersworld.com/forum/talkback/new-allotment-omg/220407.html 

 

happy growing.....

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 19:42
Hi,KEF
I sent her a pm yesterday to find out how to put a link in pt2 thread so will do it but am currently on my phone will go on my computer tomorrow and do it then

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 20:29

What a fab shop Gg. The pear tree's from Aldi are a bargin, GWRS.

I didn't get to the plot at the weekend so my pear tree's are still in the back garden, must must try to get there this weekend to plant them out.   

I'm not in a hurry to sow seeds this year, Ginagibbs.  All my seedlings died last year as I was in hospital but those sown in April and May soon caught up. It's going to be hard to stop myself but was thinking of waiting till at least March and if I can't wait that long I've some early peas and broad beans which can be sown this month.   

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
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Growing asparagus...

Any tips... 
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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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Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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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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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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Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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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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