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SEAWEED IN THE GARDEN

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 12:55
Check if there are local by law, where you live . You can usually collect seaweed washed up on the beach as it's dead. There's more of it after a high tide.

It makes a good liquid feed, spuds and toms love it. I put some in the trench before planting out spuds and dig it into the GH bed before planting toms.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 21:58
Gg, if you sow now it will either catch up or you get a later harvest. Now is a better time to sow, everything is warming up.

I haven't sown cues, squash, pumpkin, courgettes or sweetcorn yet. Plan is to sow these in a couple off weeks, just before I go on my jollies

Thanks for the tip, think I'll use the planter to plant out other stuff

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 21:37
Happy anniversary, Gg.

Got lot's of little jobs done on the plot.

I was late sowing toms so have bought 7 different varieties, ranging from 99p to ??1.20.

Also bought a bulb planter to plant main crop spuds with, the area is well dug and I read somewhere a bulb planter means the spud will be buried same depth as digging a trench without the hard work. Just need to keep earthing up.

liquid comfrey

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 22:38
Thanks Chris. Only started growing comfrey last yr so have just one plant beginning to grow but have a couple of nettle patches. Not enough comfrey to make alot of feed.

liquid comfrey

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 22:03
I've both nettles and comfrey can I mix them in the same bucket to make a feed.

Subscription copy

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 21:49
I've never had any trouble with delivery, it came as usual this month.

Pinching Out Peppers

Posted: 27/04/2016 at 21:40
Which variety are they. I'm growing Ringo and Marconi both hopefully will grow to over 4ft, they are about 18' now, too small to pinch the top's off just yet.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 21:39
Went to water again, it was alot colder this evening so covered everything over.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 21:10

GWRS. Putting them under cloches sounds like a good plan, I'm going on holiday in a few weeks and will be away for two weeks so want to plant out as much as I can.

The guy's on the neighbouring plots haven't planted out broad beans, both have had their plots for years...one side planted out spuds weeks ago and has earthed up, I noticed he's covered spud shoots with plastic pots..so covered mine this evening...  

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:02

Went to the plot to water in the GH. Most seedlings are to small to plant out and there's an expected down turn in temperature this week. I've been leaving the GH door open each evening and putting plastic lids over tender stuff.

Noticed, the peas which were planted out have been nibbled by pea weevil. Sowed some Hyacinth beans on 02-Apr, six have come up which is a first, the seeds were out of date to...

Can broad beans be planted out now, they are only a couple of inches high...

Hope everyone has a good week... 

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 20:55

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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