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Simplify Gardening - Close to perfect tools?

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 18:22

I'd like a comfortable harness for my petrol strimmer so my shoulders can take the weight, even light one's can put a strain on your back if used for long enough and very few petrol strimmers come with a harness. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 19:39

Went to the plot yesterday. 

Moved some bags of bark down the plot ready to be put down when the snow thaws. I've also been getting stones from a plot further up the allotments for a stony area by the shed.The area can get very wet after a heavy rain fall and water gathers in puddles, the stones make it less tretcherous.

I keep coming across lots of snails under plastic, stuck to compost lids and in unlikely spots, think I might go round with a bucket of salt water for them.            

Old-fashioned corn?

Posted: 17/01/2016 at 20:39

That's a good price for minipop and they usually only come in packets of 30 seeds. 

If you do decide to grow minipop and it's a windy spot it's better to plant them in a trench and earth up as they grow, gives them a deeper root system and anchours them into the ground. I plant small pumkins to wind in amoungest the minipop plants along with dwarf beans, similar to the 'three sisters' principle although the beans being dwarf aren't trained to climb up the minipop plants , it works well and keeps down the weeds

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 20:42
Fingers crossed GWRS.

I'm hoping to go to the plot tomorrow morning.

Old-fashioned corn?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 20:25
Try googling sweet corn, mini pop, Pansyface. Most seed companies sell the seeds and give good descriptions of what it is.

Old-fashioned corn?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 19:52
Have you tried growing mini pop Pansyface, it has a shorter growing time than corn on the cob. It doesn't need to be polinated and can be grown in rows. It' s picked when the cobs are still small and the strands coming from the cobs are still yellow. The plants themselves though are 6 to 7 ft tall.

I had two crops last year by sowing seeds 4 weeks apart

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 19:32
Thanks KEF. Have you had snow in your part of Yorkshire.

The ground was frozen here today hope my garlic and onions survive the frost.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 16:51
Went to the plot this morning. Had aload of flag stones delivered for a shed and GH base.

The council had delivered a pile of bark so bagged some up to mulch paths before it started snowing.

Do you have an allotment?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 16:42
Growing in narrow beds, about 4ft wide allows you to plant closer together and grow more veg.

Recycling keeps down cost, I've made a compost area and raised beds using pallets which cost nothing.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 20:11

I had to drive out of town today and noticed snow on the hills. I've other jobs to do though if the ground is frozen at the weekend.

Is it my imagination or do leeks continue to grow in winter, I'm sure my leeks have been growing in this mild weather. I've still some reasonably thick leeks left when I thought the best had been picked... ... and celriac was left in the ground because it was too small to pick in September/October, not a winter veg and not sure if they will bolt when the weather warms up but they look ok for now.        

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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Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 22:11

Growing asparagus...

Any tips... 
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Last Post: 15/03/2016 at 09:52

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Last Post: Yesterday at 19:15

Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Last Post: 04/02/2016 at 21:13

Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Last Post: 20/01/2016 at 19:01

Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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Last Post: 30/11/2015 at 19:02

Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Last Post: 22/11/2015 at 16:56

Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 23:16

Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Last Post: 16/06/2015 at 10:41

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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Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 11:20

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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Last Post: 13/03/2015 at 01:26

Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Last Post: 12/02/2015 at 21:24

Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Last Post: 26/12/2014 at 19:48

Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Last Post: 03/12/2014 at 06:13
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