Latest posts by Zoomer44

Making compost

Posted: 29/06/2016 at 22:05

No I only have a hand shredder for correspondence so  burn mags and junk mail on the plot and spread the ash with muck in the autumn.

Would sawdust be OK to store veg in over Winter. Slightly off topic but I'm growing squash and pumpkin. I don't have room to store them at home. I was saving the sawdust to pack around stored veg.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 20:23

Sorry to hear you've had such poor weather Scroggin.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 19:47

Been this morning before a welcomed down pour.

After the longest day weeds are supposed to grow less vigourously unfortunately my weeds haven't read the same book......I  try to keep cleared ground hoed but it's a continuing battle.

Two apple trees with fruit have had their June drop, I'll be lucky to get a couple of pies between them... one has black spots in it's leaves... any idea's what it is...

Happy growing everyone.

Making compost

Posted: 26/06/2016 at 19:07

Thanks for the replies. I have a couple of bags of sawdust, possibly about 10 bags of leaves, can get coffee beans and will try to get more cardboard.

I left the lid off one bin and it has started to dry out, the hot weather we've had has helped.

I can also get lots of muck, would ths icount as a brown.

Making compost

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 23:31

I've always been able to make pretty good compost in a reliable darleck at home but it's proving more difficult on the plot. 

I'm producing more green stuff to compost then brown. I've 6 darlecks, a pallet bay and a leaf bay. 

How do other posters compensate for the lack of brown stuff.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 23:06

Hope the damage isn't too bad, Scroggin, we are still getting over flooding in the autumn. Some shops are still closed in the town centre.

What is your weather like?

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 22:29

It was hot and sunny in Cumbria, until late afternoon. Had a lovely day at Rydal Mount, used the 2 for 1 card before going on to Dove Cottage.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 18:15

Had a nice day visiting Rydal Mount and Dove Cottage. The gardens were nice. 

Just been to the plot to water and pick some veg. I've started to harvest spuds. Tasted a chilli grown in the GH, it was really hot and they aren't ripe yet...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/06/2016 at 21:52

Wish we had rain, another hot day, water butts are evaporating and one bed is cracking 

Went after work today to plant out some pumpkin and butternut squash, they are every so tiny but will fair better in the ground than in modules. Mini pop is doing well, I'm doing 'the three sisters so planted French beans to climb up some plants and dwarf beans around the edges.

Noticed apples forming on one of my trees. It must have blossomed  and set fruit whilst I was away.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/06/2016 at 18:49

What a nice selection of flowers, Gg.

Only went to the plot to water the GH and as it was raining, weeded the pots. Mares-tail grows in there. Last year I covered the beds  with cardboard and muck,and this year thinking it had moved out just planted in bottomless pots with some pots on a staging table. Will be going back to cardboard and muck next year.

Picked my first lettuce, it was too wet to harvest anything else, Zoomer makes a mental note to check the weather forecast and best time to harvest veg/fruit for the coming week .

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