Latest posts by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 22:25
I've Sarpo Mira as a main crop, think I'll wait a few more weeks to plant those out.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 22:08
I was some what pessimistic about planting out spuds but quite alot on the allotment have. The guy on the neighbouring plot planted out a couple of weeks ago.

He advised to plant them deep and be prepared to earth up if frost is forecast. A surface frost shouldn't kill them.

I've edged my bets by keeping main crop back though, a blight resistant variety.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 04/04/2016 at 21:33
Aster2, good to hear a lot of your seeds have germinated. I sowed alot in the GH which germinated, I've left the propagator covers on in the hope more come through and to keep the compost moist till I can go again at the weekend.

Was going g to start harde ing off an early pea varety this week.

Planted out 1st and 2nd early spuds at the weekend along with shallots.


Posted: 03/04/2016 at 22:28

It's a lottery, flumpy, you've got to be in it to win it...and be in it everytime to up your chances...

Herb Question

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 20:07

I tend to freeze herbs in cubes but dry corriander seeds and chillies in the kitchen.

Both quite easy. After cutting the corrander plant (it needs to flower and set seed), I hang it in the shed until the leaves die then take leaves off and in order to make sure seeds are really dry, hang clumps tied together in the kitchen. I have a large kitchen though.

Chillies are dried similarly except they are hung up to dry in the GH first before being brought into the kitchen. 

Once dry I put corriander seeds in a glass container and store in a cupboard. Chillies are quite happy threaded through cotton and hung from a rail in the kitchen. I've had chillies stayed good for a couple of yrs. Visitors are often surprised to discover they are real chillies!

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/04/2016 at 19:29

Hi, rosemummy, you could put your name on several lists and see which comes up first. I put my name on the list of 4 or 5 sites. Some lists go down very quickly. We didn't have a waiting list a few weeks ago and needed to advertise in the local paper, it's now gone up again.

The working party day went well on Saturday. Lot's done and it was an opportunity to meet new plot holders.



Posted: 01/04/2016 at 20:24
Horace, only been growing Dahlia's for a few years. Had good success with growing from seed and can keep tubers over winter but they never seem to grow again.

I planted about 20 saved tubers last week in pots and are now in GH. What am I doing wrong, compost is just damp. Some tubers had white shoots so l've planted these with shoots just below compost level. What next!

Blueberry bush.

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 20:10
If you cover the surface of the compost in the pot with stones,this will help with retaining moisture in the compost and help stop evaporation on hot days.

Which variety of second early potatoes

Posted: 01/04/2016 at 19:57
Chris, I've a similar plan, covering ground, with as much fruit, veg and flower's as I can,apart from being productive it keeps down the weeds.

Radish grow well in between spud rows after you've finished earthing up.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 21:03
We have a working party day on Saturday. The woodland trust have given 30 hedges to plant, there's going to be a skip and bonfire.

Hope the weathers better for everyone.

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