Zoomer44


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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.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 16/02/2016 at 19:13
Gg like the colour of your water butts, mine are bright blue.

Do you have any permanent planting Aster2, I've quite a lot of fruit trees and bushes, rubarb strawberries etc...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/02/2016 at 20:16
Went to the plot, dug over a bed and built another low fence from half pallets across the bed.

There were a lot of other plot holders there today, quite a few new faces. We no longer have a waiting list and so an ad went in the local paper this time.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/02/2016 at 20:37

I can't get over your allotment shop Gg and give it 4 stars...

Went to the plot this morning, as it was cold, I built a fire and burned the big woody roots from last years crop. Picked some kale and leeks. Neighbouring plot  holders are going on their jollies to Australia for a few weeks and as they were leaving, said it was ok to pick the last of their brussell sprout crop, so came home with brussells too...  

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 12/02/2016 at 19:40

Aster/Ginagibbs-I'm not usually this organised with sowing but I've alot of different veggies and varieties this year...

You can sow every 2-4 wks depending on the crop. Radish and spring onions can be sown every 4wks throughout the growing season as they grow fairly quickly. 

I've at least two varieties or more for peas, beans, turnip/swede, carrots, beertroot, kale, lettuce and broccoli(calabrese and purple sprouting). Each variety will grow better sown at different times...

...check the growing instructions on the packet....some are more hardy than others and they mature at different times... so I'll sow some of these every 4-8 weeks...

For instance peas, I'll sow a hardy one in March and less hardy one's in April and May. The same with turnip, I'll sow a hardy one in April which matures quickly and again in May. Winter turnips/swedes will be sown in July and August, these can stay in the ground to be picked over winter...   

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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 11/02/2016 at 22:31
Enjoy Swindon. I'm going up to Aberdeen next weekend so hoping to get a lot of jobs done on the plot this weekend.

Just made a monthly sowing guide for the year as I run out of steam by June and successional sowing always tappers off.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 10/02/2016 at 22:27

Thanks KEF, just read your post on the old thread. 

 Shame we can't carry over the recent pics Gg posted of the allotment shop on the site where she has a plot, the shop is amazing......  

Just checked the weather forcast for the weekend and it's looking good here both mornings. Hoping to go to the plot Saturday morning to plant a couple of pear tree's and do some weeding round the onions and garlic planted in the Autumn.  

Happy growing everyone

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Good hygiene...

Cleaning garden tools.... 
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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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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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Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
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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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