Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:32

Jury is still out for me with green manure. We get delivery's of muck 2 or 3 times each yr and at present there's a heap just outside my plot...


I'm more of a lazy allotmenteer though and it was alot easier this yr digging over beds which had been covered with muck and plastic in the autumn. 


A parcel from the Garden Superstore arrived today and a new edging spade. It"s ever so light.

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 22:06

No probs, Dove.


Would they benefit from a good mulch of muck in the autumn.

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 19:20

Sounds a good plan treehugger, will do that at the weekend.


Once cut back do they need covering over winter or mulching.

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 08:11

I planted them in March/April.

Asparagus...what now..

Posted: 17/08/2016 at 00:10

12 crowns were planted in one bed and 6 in another. Both beds clear of weeds. 


Bed 1, with 12 crowns, they've all grown.  What now ...when should they be cut back...or should they be left a little longer to grow. ..


Bed 2, with 6 crowns, only one has grown, me thinks the other 5 have died... should I throw in the towel and start again...


 

Repotting into a much bigger pot

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 23:45

You  could use gravel in the larger pot to raise up the smaller pot and fill round the gaps either side with gravel, the pot would be heavy but drainage would be good.


As the plant grows keep potting up until the plant is large enough to fit the 55cm pot...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/08/2016 at 22:32

I"ve Choy Sum and Pak Choi - free with a magazine. Radish, carrots and some biennial flowers, although I might be too late in sowing the flowers.


I cheated last weekend with lettuce and kale from the GC but also sowed dwarf kale and chard.


Went to water GH this evening, the ground is looking really dry.


Are you thinking of trying anything different for next year, Aster2.

chillies

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 23:28

My chillies have yellowing leaves couldn't understand why until I went to the plot yesterday.


Depending on weather I've been going two to three times a week to water. They don't get as much water as the toms, I keep them slightly drier and water from the bottom.


The guy on the next plot said he had watered my GH a couple of times thinking I'd not been doing it......I know he means well and waters when I'm on holiday. They look over watered and have stopped flowering, Apache, normally a heavy cropper is a tad bit disappointing.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/08/2016 at 22:39

I like the pallet thread with lots of good idea's. You must post some pics. Gg.


I've been going through my seed box to see what can still be sown. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 21:03

Took it easy this morning, sowing seeds, dead heading flowers and pruning fruit trees.


Came home with armfuls of flowers. Dahlias are doing really well. Picked my first mini pop. Sweet corn doesn't do well this far North, it's hit and miss, the growing season isn't always long enough. 


Pumpkin plants, Chinese Lanterns are taking over, I was given the plants, they are green with stripes. ... didn't know pumpkins came in that colour...


Happy growing everyone.

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