Latest posts by Zoomer44

Fruit, Vegetables and Old Bonfires

Posted: 04/05/2016 at 21:27

Fruit, Vegetables and Old Bonfires

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 22:18
Good advice from above.

Just to add, rake the ashes to sped over more ground. I used one area on the allotment to burn stuff, it did kill surface weeds and all the life in the top soil ie worms but a thick layer of well rotted muck soon brought back worms..

That was last year, re located raspberry's are doing really well, so to are autumn planted fruit tree's in the area. Happy growing

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 21:54
Scrggin. Have a nice holiday.

I'm going away in a couple of weeks. The guy on neighbouring plot is going to water my plants in GH.

Didn't know pigeons liked plum blossom. Mine isn't in flower yet but both Cherry trees are almost flowering.


It was a wet weekend here so used my allotment time potting up in the GH.

Anyone brave enough to plant out runner beans yet?

Posted: 02/05/2016 at 13:14
I haven't sown any yet! No room in the GH.


Posted: 01/05/2016 at 12:55
Check if there are local by law, where you live . You can usually collect seaweed washed up on the beach as it's dead. There's more of it after a high tide.

It makes a good liquid feed, spuds and toms love it. I put some in the trench before planting out spuds and dig it into the GH bed before planting toms.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 21:58
Gg, if you sow now it will either catch up or you get a later harvest. Now is a better time to sow, everything is warming up.

I haven't sown cues, squash, pumpkin, courgettes or sweetcorn yet. Plan is to sow these in a couple off weeks, just before I go on my jollies

Thanks for the tip, think I'll use the planter to plant out other stuff

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 21:37
Happy anniversary, Gg.

Got lot's of little jobs done on the plot.

I was late sowing toms so have bought 7 different varieties, ranging from 99p to ??1.20.

Also bought a bulb planter to plant main crop spuds with, the area is well dug and I read somewhere a bulb planter means the spud will be buried same depth as digging a trench without the hard work. Just need to keep earthing up.

liquid comfrey

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 22:38
Thanks Chris. Only started growing comfrey last yr so have just one plant beginning to grow but have a couple of nettle patches. Not enough comfrey to make alot of feed.

liquid comfrey

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 22:03
I've both nettles and comfrey can I mix them in the same bucket to make a feed.

Subscription copy

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 21:49
I've never had any trouble with delivery, it came as usual this month.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Wasp nests.....

I've found one the size of a football...  
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Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Advertising ...

I tend to whiz past the advertising... 
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Making compost

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The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Fences and covenants...

Are covenants legally binding... 
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Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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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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