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Follow on the beans

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:17

If you follow a crop rotation plan there isn't alot you can follow beans with at this time of year and it depends if you have a 3 or 4 year rotation plan. You sound like you already have what can follow beans already in the ground.

Why not give the soil a rest, cover it with cardboard and a good layer of muck ready for next years planting in the spring.  

Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 21:59

Good idea for a thread.

I'll need to check through my seed box for swaps but would be interested in the Mini Pop, are they the one's from moreveg, mine did really well this year, so much so, was thinking of buying more.  

Td immunisations...

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 23:13

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot...who suggested allotmenteers checked their tetnus injections were up to date as being in close contact on a regular basis with soil there was a risk of infection through cuts.

As I have regular blood tests, asked at my surgery on the last visit about having a tetnus injection and discovered my last one had been in 1980, their records didn't go beyond this and whilst I'd had my childhood immunisations decided after discussing it with the nurse to have a further one.  

Whilst I've since, read, different info on the subject...ie an imunity is developed if you've had so many injections over a time span and the antibodies stay in your system, if the last time you were immunized was childhood chances are they are nolonger present in older age.

Whilst I seldom had cuts in the back garden it seems an occupational hazzard on an allotment, especially when first starting up and clearing a site hence the reason for another injection. 

What are other posters views...     

 

Supermarket fruit and veg

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 22:30

I've found where I shop although the fruit and veg is relatively cheaper than the other big super markets it needs to be eaten within a week of purchase. Strawberries only seem to last a couple of days, in fact I can't eat shop bought one's unless eaten on the day of purchase the quality is just so poor after eating freshly picked one's.  

This doesn't answer your Q but I've found mother nature is waiting around the corner to claim back what's her's and does it very quickly, I say that through witnessing it on the allotment just aquired this year. The whole plot was dug over and I've regularly weeded, covering some parts with weed membrane.

I went on holiday for two weeks and the plot was covered knee high in weeds on my return. Even where there is weed membrane despite digging every bramble crown out they've grown through.

I think some stuff isn't meant for long storage, even home grown, the quality isn't the best when eaten after freezing, pickling beetroot isn't the same as eating it hot with a nice sauce and the taste of onions is seriously effected when pickled.       

Seed Suppliers who Sell Small Amounts of Seeds

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 01:05

I find Moreveg helpful and stuff is reasonably priced with free delivery on seeds. 

Dinner Party Guest (who would you invite?)

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 00:50

...I'd like to invite Oleg and family to Sunday Lunch... 

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 19:47

How long reach are they I have some extending loppers which don't reach over the shed and this is where the worst of the growth is and where it's growing up the house.

It's actually more than tenticles I am talking heavy growth on the side of his house.  

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

Posted: 11/09/2014 at 19:41

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence...this year the neighbour has made little if no attempt to cut it back and I can only cut back what's in reach.

It's beginning to grow up the back of my house, is interferring with satalite reception and growing round the dish. I noticed today tenticles are growing round  my central heating vent. It's also partially covered his garage roof which looks to have a roof of concrete asbestos, I'm concerned the plant may break the roof panels.

We don't talk to each other and he is not reasonable, any suggestions as to what to do..he would know if I sprayed it with weed killer  so I'm thinking of complaining to the council.

garlic

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:01

Unless the modules are deep one's plant in pot's, as Chris say's, these need to be deep enough to allow the garlic to develop a good root system without getting pot bound before planting out.

 I started garlic off for this year both in pots and in the ground. The one's in the ground did do better but the bulbs started in pots were still a good size to save.       

Dads are brilliant, and mums are pretty cool too...

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 00:46

You are indeed lucky Tootles.   

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

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A Q about used compost...  
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Best compost for 2015

Thought I start as new compost thread. 2013 from what I recall wasn't a particularly good year for compost,  
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Replanting blueberry bushes...

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Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

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

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How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

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Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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Td immunisations...

I was reading through the infor from the alloment association on the site where I have a plot... 
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Last Post: 16/09/2014 at 09:38

'Mile a minute' growing as you watch...

My neighbour has a 'mile as minute' climber growing along the fence... 
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Something has been eating my chillies and toms...

Something has been nibbling at my chillies and toms...  
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Soil like dust...

I've taken over another half plot on the allotment...  
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