Zoomer44


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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

Favourite Winter Vegetables

Posted: 21/02/2016 at 13:49
I'm still harvesting Leek's and kale. Both have done well. Chad did well into December, will need to wait to see if it grows back again in the Spring.

Celriac is very small, it was planted late though so hoping it will start gowing again when the weather warms up.

This chap needs hair.......

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 23:25

Hi Bert,

He's fabulous without hair...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 17/02/2016 at 21:52

Gg- there are lots of veggie's whose leaves can be eaten but the leaves from celeriac isn't one, I'm happy to be wrong though....

Gg- my water butts are the blue one's but I've a dark green one too. Apart from one which collects water from the GH they are currently all free standing and just collecting water as it rains but all full after the wet Winter.

Starting from scratch

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 19:21
Not sure what you'd do but I live in Lancaster. Hope you can do something about drainage it rains alot in this part of the country.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Blight in the GH...

I'm happy to be wrong... 
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Wasp nests.....

I've found one the size of a football...  
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Last Post: 24/09/2016 at 21:46

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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Gooseberry pruning...

The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Fences and covenants...

Are covenants legally binding... 
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Last Post: 09/06/2016 at 15:31

Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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Last Post: 16/06/2016 at 13:29

Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
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Last Post: 23/04/2016 at 22:11

Growing asparagus...

Any tips... 
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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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Re planting fruit tree's...

I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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