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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/08/2017 at 21:19

Everyone sounds busy, some good harvests, not sure if my 2nd earliest had blight or just died back naturally. They had flowered. I've taken all the foilage off, will dig them up later in the week.

Collected about 45 flag Stones off my brother yesterday. The guy on next plot helped, we used his van so he got enough for a shed base. Noticed today he is going to put it right up against the fence blocking all the light off some of my fruit bushes...😟..not sure what to do about that...

I donated some slabs to the committee too, for a bar-b-cue area and kept about a dozen. 

Vegatable grwoing book

Posted: 10/08/2017 at 22:37

I would suggest getting a selection of books.

Dr D.G.Hessayan books are good.

Aura Garden Guides are good too, I'd recommend the Herbs, propagation and gardens for Wildlife books.

If you want to go organic Bob Flowerdews book, Organic garden basics is a good starting point .

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 23:42

I've beans, kale chillies, peppers, cougettes and toms harvesting well at present.

Was going to sow some kale for winter pickings. Is it too late to sow biennials for  next year?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 07/08/2017 at 13:30

Aldi have fruit bushes in, currants,blueberry, raspberries, grapes, cobiberry and blackberries. £1 79 each.

Have you had a good harvest of onions and shallots, scroggin. I was pleased with mine, garlic was mixed, some large bulbs some small. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/08/2017 at 21:01

GWRS. Enjoy Tenby and Lamphey 

Cut an armful of flowers today.Gladioli, dahlias and sunflowers.

Wish I'd done more repeat sowing, zoomer makes a mental note to do this next yr. Beds are beginning to empty.

Spent most of my time chatting to other plot holders today. Took 8 bags of weeds to tip. Hoping to go to plot in morning.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 01/08/2017 at 23:33

Ginagibbs. Could be slugs in the spuds.

Been lucky here, no blight this yr and toms are romping away in GH.

Courgettes just starting to bear fruit. 

Silly Question, but can currants be dried and how is it done. Was going to try jelly and jam but there's only so much jam you can make and eat...😀

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 23:07

Gg, let us know how you get on at next weeks show.

I had a productive time on the plot today, got lots of jobs done. 

I've been clearing spent flowers. Any suggestions as to what to sow to fill gaps, I was thinking lettuce and radish. 

Moved leeks from a nursery bed to main winter bed. Ever so pleased with spud crop.

Didn't rain until 3ish...,😀

Sharpening Tools

Posted: 30/07/2017 at 00:34

I'd never sharpened anything till this yr, would just buy a new sharp tool. 

I had 8prs of blunt secateurs...how difficult can it be to sharpen then...me thought...not that difficult. ..

An oilstone and oil works well, for large tools I use a file. 

Some tools aren't made to be dismantled so I use linseed oil to lubricate the joints.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 23:59

It's forecast rain here tomorrow. Hope the weather stays fine  for you GWRS. 

Picked my first toms today. I've loads of chillies, some are beginning to turn red. 

 Got lots of weeding done. Cues are abit behind only planted them up in GH this week.

vegetables and horse manure

Posted: 29/07/2017 at 19:46

Glad it was helpful, it was written some time ago...

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I've found one the size of a football...  
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Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Advertising ...

I tend to whiz past the advertising... 
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Making compost

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Are covenants legally binding... 
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Tips welcome... 
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