London (change)
Today 6°C / 3°C
Tomorrow 5°C / 3°C

Zoomer44


Latest posts by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 21:23

Went to the plot to water plants in the GH today, it's been really hot, what a difference warm weather makes, everything is now growing much quicker. Chillies and peppers have flowers on and there are some green toms. No flowers on cues yet. 

Leeks are almost ready to be moved into their final spot.

I've not been able to do alot of digging on account of my back but have kept the weeds down at the top of the plot by strimming, would really recommend a petrol strimmer. They can be expensive but I got mine half price, I think just after Christmas, it's light weight and takes about 10mins to keep on top of the weeds on the uncultivated part of the plot and strim a grass path I grew.      

STRAWBERRYS

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 20:05

After just picking 3 strawberries last week, the bowl was over flowing today with loads still to pick, surprising what one day of sun shine can do.

Don't worry Boater it just means you'll be eating strawberries later when all ours have gone  

Shed of the year...

Posted: 29/06/2015 at 21:28

Just watched it on iplayer. There were three winners for me in the historical section. 

Allotment Rental

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 22:13

More information is needed. How many plots do you want and for what reason do you want more?

Initially I put my name down on allotment sites locally, with lists still open, and since obtaining my current site have been offered viewings of plots on other sites but turned them down as I' happy with the size of the plot I have. 

 

 

Shed of the year...

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 21:33

Missed the programme tonight, Zoomer kicks herself, not turned the TV on today..

I liked the train shed too, especially when they turned off the lights, the fairground was truely inspiring, it was a labour of love.

Planting immediately after potatoes

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 21:08

Also if you like flowers now is the window for biennial flower sowing. You could use it as a nursery bed for them. Parsley can also be sown now for next year, all good winter cover for the ground too  

Planting immediately after potatoes

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:57

If you use a crop rotation plan then you'd be best planting brassica's which follow spuds. Idea spot for winter vegs - broccoli, kale, swede,, you may still get a crop with kohl rabi and radish are quick to grow. 

I sow in modules rather than take my chances with sulgs eating the seedlings, seeds sown in the ground though will germinate at this time of year.  .

Don't put manure in the ground for brassica's, you will be planting up to soon for it to have been taken into the soil. Someone else maybe able to answer your Q about mixing some fertilizer into the soil first, I prefer to water on a home made fertilizer each week.    

Growing Tomatoes Up String

Posted: 28/06/2015 at 20:36

After attaching your twine to something above the plant you plant the tom on the bottom end of the twine.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/06/2015 at 22:52

The pink gooseberries might be a cooking variety. I picked aload of gooseberries from the bush in the back garden yesterday and stewed them down with a little sugar...ever so nice as a filing in pancakes with ice cream. They also go well, after stewing,  in  smoothie's with strawberries.     

Still way behind here, not much ready to harvest. The first lot of pea's and dwarf french beans are beginning to flower. Chard is ready to start picking leaves off. Swede leaves are riddled with holes but you can see the swede developing now. Red lettuce has also started to grow, slugs haven't found them yet .

Planted out spinach and bulb fennel today after watering stuff in the GH.

.     

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/06/2015 at 23:33

BizzieB know what you mean about paths I plan to have two main path's, one grassed and the other flagged, with narrow paths going across to sperate beds. I'm trying to create a no dig plot.A flagged path allows me to access the bottom of the plot on wet day's to water the GH without slipping, as the plot is on a slope.

Not been down to the plot for a couple of days but will need to go tomorrow to water the GH.       

      

   

Discussions started by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
Replies: 6    Views: 144
Last Post: Today at 09:22

Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
Replies: 1    Views: 147
Last Post: 04/02/2016 at 21:13

Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
Replies: 2    Views: 224
Last Post: 20/01/2016 at 19:01

Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
Replies: 15    Views: 590
Last Post: 30/11/2015 at 19:02

Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
Replies: 8    Views: 799
Last Post: 22/11/2015 at 16:56

Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
Replies: 9    Views: 600
Last Post: 13/07/2015 at 23:16

Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
Replies: 8    Views: 485
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... 
Replies: 4    Views: 408
Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 19:35

Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
Replies: 2    Views: 279
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,  
Replies: 5    Views: 1843
Last Post: 13/03/2015 at 01:26

Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
Replies: 10    Views: 660
Last Post: 12/02/2015 at 21:24

Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
Replies: 16    Views: 892
Last Post: 26/12/2014 at 19:48

Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
Replies: 2    Views: 569
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.... 
Replies: 12    Views: 901
Last Post: 23/08/2015 at 15:51

How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
Replies: 14    Views: 1489
Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 17:24
1 to 15 of 81 threads