Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 21:48

Scroggin, do you sow direct in the ground.


How big are your chilli seedlings, mine are still very small.


I'm running g out of room in the GH. Can sweetpea  and cornflowers be hardened off and planted out now What about broad beans sown in March and peas, can they go out before last frost.


I need to make room to sow cues, Pumpkin, cougette's and squash.  Toms have germinated but not ready to pot up. 

Questions about growing sweet corn

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 15:00

I usually grow minipop, am trying both this year.


Minipop grows to the same height as corn on the cob but doesn't need polinating and can be picked sooner. Ideal for colder regions of the UK.. It can also be planted in rows and eaten straight off the plant, very under rated vegetable.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 21:40

Hope you feel fit to get to the plot next week, GWRS. 


I was more fit than most but after having meningitis, two yrs ago, some days I just seem to have no energy, the mind is willing but body not so able, upwards and onwards 😀

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 30/03/2017 at 14:35

What do chicken pellets do exactly, and are they generally good for all plants?

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/03/2017 at 23:15

Aldi and Asda  fruit trees are usually available in October. I'm happy to be wrong but think you may have missed them.


B&Q have fruit trees in at present for £15. Nursery's are more expensive.


Did some potting up today, lettuce, Pak Choi and hardy annual flowers. When can these be planted out!


I've early peas and broad beans ready to go... 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/03/2017 at 21:40

The back garden is a bit like Dr Who's tradis, there are three raised beds, two borders, a small lawn and seating area.


It was a tad bit neglected last year. Was going to keep the borders and one raised bed but make it narrower and increase the size of the lawn.


Didn't' get alot done today though as it rained.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 27/03/2017 at 22:14

GWRS, hope all is well.


Gg, 40 gladioli bulbs were the offer with GW mag, yellows and reds. About 60 or 70 bulbs were saved from last yr,  a mix of colour.


I also, spent the day sorting out the back garden. I want to make it low maintenance, the plan is to extend the lawn and take up the raised veg beds.Painted the fence today.... 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 26/03/2017 at 19:29

Good news about the GH, Scroggin, don't know  what I'd do without mine, it's nearly full with seedlings at present. 


Planted out more onions, garlic and shallots. Lots of gladioli bulbs and some iris which had been started in the GH. 


Tulips left in from last year have flowered again and should be able to start picking rubarb soon.


Happy growing everyone 😀

Asparagus

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 22:23

Mine is the same, not a sign. 


Rubarb is romping away though....

Potatoes - Manure Question

Posted: 25/03/2017 at 21:16

Good advise above, spuds also like sea weed, a layer in the bottom of the trench gives them a good start. 

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I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Sharpening tools...

Tips welcome... 
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