Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 21:45

Aster2 - your plot is looking good......You'll find if you can generate heat in the black compost bin's, stuff rots down really quickly and you can end up with black gold, good enough to mix with mpc for potting up.   

I was down on the plot today and found it really disheartening. We have one bee keeper, and he was leaving with his hives..   

Chitting spuds

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 16:50
I've just bought some sarpo Mira, I'm told they are an old variety and blight resistant.

Sensory Garden

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 21:20
Taller growing herbs like coriander and fennel will give off scent when brushed past, smaller herbs like thyme give off their scent when touched.

Mint is very invasive and a herb best kept in a pot.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 20:53
GWRS will be off to Aldi this week. I've previously bought some of their hand tools, very good value and I think they are stainless steel.

A fan of garden line tools shame they don't do big forks, I've gone through at least three, they keep bending

Chitting spuds

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 20:30
Chris...that's a lot of spuds...after growing in bags, have grown them for the past two years in the ground but have been disappointed with the yield... I could be planting them too far apart... do you get good yields and how close do you plant them.

Use of Vermiculite / Perlite

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:47
I find vermiculite helps prevent damping off if sprinkled around seedlings when potting up for the first time.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 18:42
For winter veg I'll be sowing Leek's, cauli (that's a first), celeriac, turnip/swede, Chad, Brussels, kale and broccoli. For a winter crop some won't be sown till July/August. Celeriac, cauli and Brussels though will need to be sown March/April time.

GWRS one of the nice things about sowing later is your crop will be a little later, I was still picking veg in October last year

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 23:20

Good idea having a sowing guide. I've split the guide into three - veg, flowers/herbs and GH, from March through to August. July and August are mainly bienniels and winter veg sowings. 

I also drew a plan of the plot at the end of last yr, with what had been planted where, so as not to plant the same thing in the same spot twice. The plan for this yr just has periennial planting on it at present.  

 

 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 19:33
I put perienial weeds in the wheelie bin and compost all the other weeds

Favourite Winter Vegetables

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 18:42
Must start it sooner this Year

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Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Do any posters use them... 
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