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See you later work, two weeks off!

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 21:50

 Spoken like a real trooper Tootles

 Pauline....Focus on a lie in come Wednesday morning.

See you later work, two weeks off!

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 21:07

Have a Merry Christmas Tootles...so envious, I don't finish work till Tuesday. Sooo looking forward to 10 days off.  

Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 20:54

Thought I'd bump this thread back up to the top.

It is the season for buying seeds and posters may have swaps or spare seeds.

Asparagus crowns

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 20:51

I've been checking this out with a view to having an aspargus bed on the allotment. .

Can't recommend a particular variety but there's a special offer in GW subscribers mag, 5 crowns for 9.98 or 10 for £13.48, Pacific 2000. Seeds are alot cheaper and come either as male and female plants or F1 varieties which are all female. Growing from seeds means a further year to wait to pick a crop though.    

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 20:30

Gg - Most local bye laws don't allow you to pick seaweed fresh but you can collect it if it's washed up. Following a high tide is best, the beach near us has a rocky egde to it and often harbours washed up seaweed.

Makes a good feed for plants but smells.

If I can get enough I also use it as a mulch around potted plants and in the GH beds. Smells like the seaside for a while but soon dries out and goes black in colour.

Looking forward to hearing about your chooks Fruitcake 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 21:44

Gg - For several years I grew spuds in bags in the back garden using a 50/50 mix of multipurpose compost and home made compost, some varieties developed scab yet others didn't. Scab can be caused by too much moisture in the soil or compost and in bags or raised beds they do need watering to stop the compost from drying out so it can be a double edged sword, water too much and you risk scab or water too little and you have small spuds or none at all. .    

I didn't water the one's on the plot after planting out but planted them on a bed of seaweed in the trench. Spuds love seaweed. Didn't have a problem with scab but had one or two soft spuds.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 21:01

GWRS I took down an inherited plastic grow house frame on the plot, it's only about 2ft wide but it's a walk in one with shelves on either side 

It's in peices in the shed, that's going to be a job and half working out how it goes back together again, thought I'd be able to remember how to re-assemble it...wish I'd taken a photo now    

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 20:10

I've got a four shelved plastic grow house which I've had for yrs, wouldn't be without it. It's needed the cover replacing a couple of times and blew over one winter so is now only used in Spring for sowings, seedlings and plants potted up when the GH gets full.   

Not so sure how versitile it would be as a cold frame, I'm happy to be wrong but thought cold frames need more insulation and are closer to the ground ie don't have shelves.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 19:09

I grew 1st and 2nd earlies this year and still have alot left, haven't bought a spud since June

Small raised bed?

Posted: 14/12/2014 at 17:21

You could try square ft gardening, split the area into 6. Flower buckets with their bottoms cut out and pushed into the raised bed would be ideal. You'd have 6 seperate growing area's then.

Radish, spring onions, salad leaves, dwarf beans and peas don't need alot of room to grow and could be sown seperately, in each of the pots. Micro carrots is another good one, beetroot, spinach or chad...don't expect a bumper crop though.

 

 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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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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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

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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