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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 21:35

GWRS-I've some onions/garlic in modules planted before winter and grown in the GH which can be planted out now but am going to plant the sets I've bought straight in the ground...nothing ventured nothing gained...      

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 20:14

Woo-Once the seedlings show take the lid off, I usually leave them for a day in the propogator then move to a window. Your toms sound ready to come out.

Brussels haven't got their second leaves yet Gg so will need to be patient but thanks for the tip. I'm already looking forward to the weekend.

GWRS...do you plant your garlic and onions straight in the ground or start in modules first? I'm thinking straight in the ground this year..

Farmyard manure ....what exactly is it these days?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 17:59

Mines either from a farm or stables so it's either horse or cow muck and if I'm lucky there isn't a lot of straw or bark chippings in it. Wouldn't dream of buying manure when it can be obtained for free.  

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 17:28

WOW Fruitcake - the Ritz for chucks

No allotmenteering today. Checked the seedlings in the back bedroom, brussels going leggy, toms looking good and three aubergine plants are peeping through in their peat pots. No sign of any chillies yet.

Three empty spaces in the propogator. I'm going to sow sweet peppers again - long yellow ringo-the plants grow to 5ft, so hoping the peppers will be nice big one's. Also sowing golden sunrise toms and reliable money maker.     

Happy sowing everyone. 

Tools

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 17:09

Azada's are only £14.99 on Amazon at present with free deliver. They call it a digging hoe though.

If you have a hardware store locally they are cheaper there too.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 16:46

I'd like to see the Northern lights, you were lucky GWRS. Sounds like you are almost ready for your chucks - Fruitcake  

Spent a good 2hrs digging on the plot today, ever so pleased, got a good sized area finished and edged with branches. 4 tier GH is up and secured down with bricks and bean support finished.      .

There were lots of people out today, the new holders have made good starts, I had a walk down the track past my old plot, couldn't help having a nosey.

Despite saying I was going to wait till April to plant anything out, think I'll start next weekend with Shallots...they've started to sprout in the back bedroom.       

 

raise bed

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 16:01

Roots follow leeks, so you could plant spuds, beetroot, carrots, parsnips, radish etc...they don't like the soil to rich although spuds grow well in ground manured the previous autumn.

Brassica' follow spuds, so you could plant cabbage, brussels, calabrese, kale, swede, turnip, kohi rabi etc...

The spud bed will have had a good dig when you harvested the spuds so weed and mulch. So long as your compost is rotted down it will be fine on both beds.

Pea's and beans could go in either bed.  

Hope this is helpful.

Early Potatoes

Posted: 14/03/2015 at 15:45

Someone on our allotment is planting 1st earlies next week. He suggested digging a 9inch trench then covering with 6inch of soil. I'm waiting till the end of the month.  

Cucumber seeds

Posted: 13/03/2015 at 22:04

In France seeds tend to be sold by weight and not by numbers of seeds in packets, me thinks that's a UK thing...you get alot more for your money with more seeds in a packet than you could possibly grow for instance... 2g of tom seeds...I'm still sowing then 3yrs later and there are loads left.

 

how far apart to avoid cross pollination?

Posted: 12/03/2015 at 23:06

If you goggle 'Heritage seeds' or 'real seed' they give good advise about saving seeds.

They advise all varieties of melon will cross, ideally, you need around a quarter of a mile between different varieties, a tad bit impossible, unless your garden is huge.  It can be achieved in a poly tunnel or GH though.  

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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Last Post: 05/11/2014 at 21:17

How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 17:24

Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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Last Post: 24/09/2014 at 21:31

Td immunisations...

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot... 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:38

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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Last Post: 12/09/2014 at 10:44

Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Something has been nibbling at my chillies and toms...  
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Last Post: 05/09/2014 at 00:11

Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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Last Post: 02/08/2014 at 22:49

Q about transplanting fruit bushes...

I've grown some cuttings at home and have some well establishes bushes to transplant.. 
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Last Post: 27/07/2014 at 23:03

Weeds in the GH....

I've inherited a GH with no glass on a new allotment plot... 
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Last Post: 28/07/2014 at 18:54

Little gems...

I've about a dozen Little gem lettuce plants growing in pots.... 
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Last Post: 29/06/2014 at 22:18

Veg seeds to sow now...

Winter veg... 
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Last Post: 28/06/2014 at 22:27
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