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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/10/2017 at 00:12

Spent a few hrs on the plot.

I also got in garlic, shallots and onions. Dug up an old rubbarb patch too, and made a stumpery, planted some ferns and bulbs and started a bug hotel.

Vic's Allotment Adventures

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 18:14

You are ahead of me, haven't planted any onions or garlic yet. I find autumn planted ones do better than Spring planted ones.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/10/2017 at 17:59

Well done ginagibbs.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 06/10/2017 at 22:26

Hope you are feeling better Gg 

Just watched GW, missed the last few.

I'm thinking of moving some fruit trees and bushes. They've been planted  to close together and in the wrong places. They were planted about two to three yrs ago so still young enough me thinks to be replanted.

Chillies & peppers

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 20:33

They are in an unheated GH, I usually dry them but have only dried ripe one's.

Do green chillies dry ok and keep well?

Improving soil

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 20:23

If coffee beans deter slugs ..this is  possibly to easy...but could it deter slugs if mixed into the compost before mulching...😎

Chillies & peppers

Posted: 02/10/2017 at 20:10

I've had an excellent   crop of chillies and peppers, some are still green though is it too late to expect them to ripen?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 01/10/2017 at 11:27

It's been a wet weekend,. Lots of clearing and weeding done on the plot between showers.

My pumpkin is turning orange 😀, I grew four varieties, lots of small ones but only two large pumpkins. Summer squash have done well, no butternut squash, although the plants were large and healthy.. .loads of courgettes...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/09/2017 at 12:32

Hi, Geordie, sounds like you've been bitten by the allotmenteering bug now that you have two plots.

Allotmenteering is a bit like marmite you either love it or loth it.😀

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/09/2017 at 21:10

I brought home a french variety, but when I've tried to translate it, the variety translates as 'straw coloured' , that can't be right...😎...

Today  bought a mixed bag from Wilko's, red and white. The shalotts are 'golden gourmet' and garlic is 'germidour',

I  usually buy garlic from Robinson's home of the mammouth onion but their opening times tend to be seasonal and they aren"t always open on Saturdays...😞

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