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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.   

THESE NEW PART TWO THREADS NORA

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 21:10

I like the idea of a smiley with a halo too, when you say a wasp chewing expression Tetley...do you mean sour faced...

THESE NEW PART TWO THREADS NORA

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 20:50

 ... it does present as NoraGW is taking credit for the longer running threads...until that is, you click onto the thread then it is credited to the person starting it...  

Re planting fruit tree's...

Posted: 04/02/2016 at 20:38

I planted a plum tree last year on the allotment in what was the right spot, as the original plan was to grow it like a normal tree....I want to move it now to a better spot to grow as a fan, me thinks the branches are in the right places for it to be grown as a fan and can be trained.

The Q is what are the chances of it surviving a move and when would be the best time to dig it up - I was thinking now because this is the time to plant bare roots...    

 

 

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