Zoomer44


Latest posts by Zoomer44

starting seedlings,

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 20:18

I won't start sowing till March and have made a monthly sowing guide for veg, GH, flowers and herbs in the hope that will stop me sowing stuff too early, will be starting with dwarf broad beans, pea's, chillies, peppers and aubergines in March. The first flowers and herbs won't be sown until April.

 

horsetail control

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 19:56

It's a major problem on my allotment plot. I'd do as Dove suggests, as soon as it appears use a trowel to dig out as much of the root as you can before it spores.  

Horse tail still contniues to grow on the edges of the plot where I've been less vigourous at digging it up but the fruit/veg beds are now relatively clear 

 

Early mistakes and successes

Posted: 22/01/2016 at 19:02
I usually start sowing seeds far to early and run out of room indoors for seedlings, resulting in them going out before the last frost, then loosing some.

Did the same thing last year, started sowing 'to early and was unexpectedly in hospital for several weeks so it was the end of April before I could start sowing again after all my earlier seedlings had died.

I bought some seedlings, so I had some stuff to plant out in May but the later sowings grew quickly and although everything flowered or was ready to harvest later, what started of as a disastrous year ended as a successful one.

BBC looking for new Gardeners World presenter

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 23:42
If it's an extra, a new face would be refreshing, someone who responds to topical or seasonal issues sent in by viewers.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 19:14

Sorry to hear you are giving up your plot Stagbeetle, it can be difficult to juggle everything though. 

I've been able to spend more time on the plot this year due to being off work through iIl health, and been fortunate enough, to have had the time to set the plot out to make it easier to manage with narrow beds and permanent planting.

I grew veg in a couple of raised beds at home for a few years before taking up an allotment and still have a strawberry patch. 

Happy gardening 

Shredded pine leaves....

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 19:01

Hadn't realised it turns neutral when rotted. Best get them potted up soon  

Shredded pine leaves....

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 18:27

I'm going to repot a couple of blueberry bushes with new compost, can I use shredded pine leaves and branches as a mulch or even mix it in with the compost?

 

Spontaneous Combustion

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 22:22

gardeners world

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 22:13

As I say I'm happy to be wrong, I knew it either started first or finished later than GW..

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2016 at 21:03

Hi, nice to hear/see what others are doing...there's a ferral cat on our site...not seen it recently but in the summer I kept finding dead mice on the same flag stone... and when the site is quiet a cat walks up and down the track...

Gg...Our AGM is next month and we vote at the meeting, it's gonna be a paper ballot this year.

I can only get to the plot, weekend mornings at present weather permitting, here's hoping for a rain free weekend 

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Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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