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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 20:58

I'm away this weekend so will try to go to plot tomorrow to check seedlings 

I don't seem to do well with carrots, parsnips or mooli. Was going to sow more broad beans and peas this week to have a succession crop. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 06:25

It's worth considering.

Went to the plot yesterday to check on seedlings, those covered don't seem to dry out too quickly.

Chilli's arrived in post x6. Various sizes, a bit disappointed with condition but potted up and hopefully they will recover on sunny window sill.

Happy growing everyone.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 20:28

That should free up some space.

The GH door has had to be left open overnight as I can't get to the plot before work and it has been heating up in there during the day.

The nights have been cold though, I may need to harden stuff off at home.

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 21:59

You've been busy and what nice wide window sills you have...😁

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 21:48

Scroggin, do you sow direct in the ground.

How big are your chilli seedlings, mine are still very small.

I'm running g out of room in the GH. Can sweetpea  and cornflowers be hardened off and planted out now What about broad beans sown in March and peas, can they go out before last frost.

I need to make room to sow cues, Pumpkin, cougette's and squash.  Toms have germinated but not ready to pot up. 

Questions about growing sweet corn

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 15:00

I usually grow minipop, am trying both this year.

Minipop grows to the same height as corn on the cob but doesn't need polinating and can be picked sooner. Ideal for colder regions of the UK.. It can also be planted in rows and eaten straight off the plant, very under rated vegetable.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 21:40

Hope you feel fit to get to the plot next week, GWRS. 

I was more fit than most but after having meningitis, two yrs ago, some days I just seem to have no energy, the mind is willing but body not so able, upwards and onwards 😀

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 14:35

What do chicken pellets do exactly, and are they generally good for all plants?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 23:15

Aldi and Asda  fruit trees are usually available in October. I'm happy to be wrong but think you may have missed them.

B&Q have fruit trees in at present for £15. Nursery's are more expensive.

Did some potting up today, lettuce, Pak Choi and hardy annual flowers. When can these be planted out!

I've early peas and broad beans ready to go... 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 21:40

The back garden is a bit like Dr Who's tradis, there are three raised beds, two borders, a small lawn and seating area.

It was a tad bit neglected last year. Was going to keep the borders and one raised bed but make it narrower and increase the size of the lawn.

Didn't' get alot done today though as it rained.

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