Zoomer44


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Chitting spuds

Posted: 23/02/2016 at 16:50
I've just bought some sarpo Mira, I'm told they are an old variety and blight resistant.

Sensory Garden

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 21:20
Taller growing herbs like coriander and fennel will give off scent when brushed past, smaller herbs like thyme give off their scent when touched.

Mint is very invasive and a herb best kept in a pot.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 22/02/2016 at 20:53
GWRS will be off to Aldi this week. I've previously bought some of their hand tools, very good value and I think they are stainless steel.

A fan of garden line tools shame they don't do big forks, I've gone through at least three, they keep bending

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.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Rust spots on fruit trees...

 
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Mile a minute plant...

I've lost the will to fight neighbours planting... 
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Fruit or vegetable...

What is a chilli... 
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Black spot on sunflowers...

 
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Cherry trees...

Blossomed to early and flowers taken by frost..  
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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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