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Old-fashioned corn?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 20:25
Try googling sweet corn, mini pop, Pansyface. Most seed companies sell the seeds and give good descriptions of what it is.

Old-fashioned corn?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 19:52
Have you tried growing mini pop Pansyface, it has a shorter growing time than corn on the cob. It doesn't need to be polinated and can be grown in rows. It' s picked when the cobs are still small and the strands coming from the cobs are still yellow. The plants themselves though are 6 to 7 ft tall.

I had two crops last year by sowing seeds 4 weeks apart

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 19:32
Thanks KEF. Have you had snow in your part of Yorkshire.

The ground was frozen here today hope my garlic and onions survive the frost.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 16:51
Went to the plot this morning. Had aload of flag stones delivered for a shed and GH base.

The council had delivered a pile of bark so bagged some up to mulch paths before it started snowing.

Do you have an allotment?

Posted: 16/01/2016 at 16:42
Growing in narrow beds, about 4ft wide allows you to plant closer together and grow more veg.

Recycling keeps down cost, I've made a compost area and raised beds using pallets which cost nothing.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 20:11

I had to drive out of town today and noticed snow on the hills. I've other jobs to do though if the ground is frozen at the weekend.

Is it my imagination or do leeks continue to grow in winter, I'm sure my leeks have been growing in this mild weather. I've still some reasonably thick leeks left when I thought the best had been picked... ... and celriac was left in the ground because it was too small to pick in September/October, not a winter veg and not sure if they will bolt when the weather warms up but they look ok for now.        

Do you have an allotment?

Posted: 14/01/2016 at 19:28

Hi, Tara,

Being organic helps to keep down costs, we get free muck on our allotment but bags can be picked up for free along country lanes were farmers/stables put bags out for the taking. Making your own feed - comfrey/nettle or seaweed can all be made for free.

Growing fruit and veg which you like but which is expensive in shops ie - blueberries, strawberries, asparagus...this list could go on and on...I was suprised at the cost of rubarb and blackberries in the shops this year and both grow for fun on an allotment.   

An allotment is like a green gym...think of how much is saved not paying gym fee's...the number of times I've paid a years subscription into a club only to stop going  after a couple of months...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 21:45

Good luck rosemummy, hope you don't wait to long for a plot.

The weather forcast is looking dry for the weekend so I'm going to try to get to the plot both mornings.

I'd help

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 19:29

No, Tetley, I don't either

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 00:15

QWRS-thanks for the tip, about squash.

Don't get me started on the aspargus bed ......I've asparagus roots being delivered in March and did dug over the area for them but found it is littered with bits of plastic, flacky white paint and other non recycable rubbish just under the surface...clearing the rubbish is now on my jobs to do over winter... 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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Weed wands...

Do any posters use them... 
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Poorly dwarf apple tree

I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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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...

New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
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Last Post: 16/05/2015 at 19:35

Growing lillies.

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...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Last Post: 12/02/2015 at 21:24

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...

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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Last Post: 23/08/2015 at 15:51

How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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