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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/10/2016 at 15:44

Ginagibbs, I may have to wait some time for a pic, the guy hasn't started it yet. Your plot looks productive, I cut the last of my sunflowers last week. 

I'll only be able to go to the plot at weekends when back at work  Did a tip run today with bags of weeds and collected more muck.

Off to Scotland tomorrow for a few days.

Feeding hedgehogs

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 22:29

Slightly off topic but FYI Aldi are selling hedgehog houses...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/10/2016 at 22:17

I've tried to get to the plot each day, to get as much done before I go back to work.

About half the bed's have been covered with muck.

There's a new strawberry patch and onions have been planted out. After reading GW mag I've opted for five different varieties of garlic, ones planted out. The jury's out, whether to start some off in pots. 

I've also been saving seeds 

Can't wait to see your finished shed Gg. A guy on another plot plans to build one out of plastic bottles. I've been saving them for him.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 18:01

Picked my first kale and still have a few lettuce.

Is it too late to plant onions and garlic? I keep forgetting to take them down to the plot.

I'm off work for two weeks now, Hope to finish digging over veg beds.

Vandals in Sheffield

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 19:32

I heard the same thing about conker trees. Those which are diseased drop their leaves mid summer. 

The local council here wanted to cut down an avenue of trees in town centre, due to cut backs they couldn't afford to prune them, after lots of complaints the trees are now staying.

We haven't had weeds sprayed this year to save money but the council have realised this is a false economy, the weeds not only look unsightly but the roots eventually will push up the flags and cobbles.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/10/2016 at 18:41

Congratulations, Ginagibbs.

I've been busy getting muck, found a local stables and spoke to the owner today. She has over 50 bags of the stuff, said her husband would help load up the car at weekends, there's an unlimited supply. 

Autumn arrived overnight here. Most of the leaves have fallen, so drove past the site were I get leaves. There are a couple of piles at the side of the track. I plan to make another compost bay for leaf mulch.

Happy growing everyone:)

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/10/2016 at 23:29

Cleared and covered a bed today. I'm generating alot of green compost but not much brown. Forgot to take garlic and onion sets to the plot hope it's not to late to plant next weekend.

Got quite a long winter jobs list. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 19:24

Excellent, Gg...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 00:13

GWRS, thanks. First yr for summer one's, so will leave then. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/10/2016 at 20:28

Been to the plot today and got lots done.

Local stables seems to have stopped putting muck at side of road, been past a few times this week, not one bag.

GWRS, I had a similar problem with raspberries, they'd taken over the plot when I got it. If all the roots aren't dug up they regrow. I replanted a few and now have two manageable beds, one autumn and one summer fruiting bed. Not sure about pruning though, so I've left them for now.

Hoping to get to the plot tomorrow if dry.

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