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When is the best time to sow strawberries in the UK?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 14:40

The white strawberries, I grew a few years were also pineberries not sure if you can get red pineberries.

They did have a slight taste of pineapple, the problem I found the first year was knowing when they were ripe to pick. They go seedy if left on the plant too long and they are alpine strawberries which self seed so if you don't want hundreds of them growing, the fruit needs to be picked. 

I wasn't over keen on the taste and the fruit is small so don't grow them now.   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 14:25

Started seed sowing yesterday. Am trialing some of those little grow pockets. They don't swell up as big as I thought they would and I was expecting them to expand. 

Been to Robinson's today the mammoth onion growers. Their onions are a tab bit expensive so bought some more chilli, pepper and aurbergine seeds. Was going to grow these with cues in the allotment GH, it's currently glassless though so that's a job to do. The varieties are tall plants so I'm hopnig for a big crop and a lush GH come July 

Your shed sounds a bargin.     

Ever been had ??

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 14:08

They've been replanted and looking well in their new home, I may start a collection though after seeing yours.  

Ever been had ??

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 13:48

Having seen the picture, hope you aren't too disappointed now Runnybeak, it's lovely, knocks the socks of the snowdrops I dug up.

Stealing or foraging?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 13:41

I agree stealling flowers and plants from peoples gardens is wrong.

Many years ago I heard of someone prosecuted for collecting coal from the railway line I think it was called 'theft by finding' apparently if reasonable steps aren't taken to find out who owns something it is stealling but what would reasonable steps be? Would knocking on a farmers door to find they are not in, be reasonasble steps before foraging on their land or if a farmer said yes and you mistakenly went onto the neighbouring farmers land.

How many of us were encouraged to pick wild flowers as children whilst out in the country, were we unwitingly being encouraged by our parents to steal 

            

Stealing or foraging?

Posted: 08/03/2015 at 00:14

Tootles has something prompted your Q.

Just to add...I've invasive brambles growing over the fence onto my allotment plot from the railway embankment, is it stealing or foraging to pick the blackberries and should BR be asked first if it's ok to pick them or is this public land?   

Ever been had ??

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 22:52

Just read your first posting Runnybeak, I'd have expected more than one bulb, you must be so disappointed.

I've just bought some replacement joints for a plastic GH, £5 for the joints and £4.99 delivery costs. It's my own fault, I didn't know the make of the plastic GH and assumed joints would be universal...NOT...these are far to big but to get a refund of £5 need to pay the £4.99 return costs... 

Potato planting dilemma

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 18:14

It's far to early to plant now, wait till April. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 15:59

I've not started any seeds off yet, was gonig to start chillies, aubergines and a few  toms this weekend.

Looks like a nice stash of goodies Gg. 

My spuds are in a room which gets alot of sun so they are out of direct sunlight, most are about the same as Gg's 1st earlies, although one batch has hardly got going yet. Bring them indoor ginagibbs, they do need a little warmth to get going.

I've some aspargus crowns in the same room which are beginning to grow in their bags. Was on the plot today preparing a bed for them. Made a good start digging over the top of the plot and moved a couple of pear tree's.

nettle fertilizer

Posted: 07/03/2015 at 15:30

That makes sense to use rain water, I've always used tap water to make fertilizer but won't be doing in future.

Shall start feeding them nettle fertilizer, hopefully I'll get a better crop of blueberries 

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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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Anyone grow globe artichokes...

After saying I wasn't going to grow them several weeks ago I picked up 12 plants from the nearly dead section of a store.... 
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It's just an idea forming... 
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