Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:51

Went to the plot yesterday. I'm going to run out of room to plant things up so lifted the black plastic from a large section where the fruit tree's are and have divided it up into four sections. Planted out more sweet corn.

Lots of seedlings now at home ready to be potted up, beetroot, chard, spinach, sunflowers, some lettuce and celeriac finally germinated, all still to small to plant out though. 

Brussels, pea's and beans are all beginning to grow on the plot      

Good idea to have a nursery bed Gg.

nettle fertilizer

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:26

I checked my nettle soup and it looked to have tiny black bugs floating on the top, is this usual, there's never been bugs when making seaweed feed. Sorry no pics.

Frost tonight!!!???

Posted: 07/06/2015 at 21:07

Thanks for the warning Dove. We have possible grass frost, and there I was thinking it's safe to plant out, 2nd lot of sweet corn went out today.

tomato pots

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 20:53

Flower buckets with holes in the bottom and crocks are ideal. I get them free from the local Spar.

 

Courgettes in greenhouse

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 20:40

I've always grown them outdoors, could it be that now the weather is warming up it's to hot for them in the GH.

Courgettes in greenhouse

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 20:40

I've always grown them outdoors, could it be that's now the weather is warming up it's to hot for them in the GH.

Horsetail : I am winning the battle

Posted: 05/06/2015 at 20:34

You deserve a medal Roger442.

I have it on the allotment and when relaying brick paths, which had been down for yrs, the roots had spiralled round in the indunture of the up turned bricks, such was it's persistance to grow.    

Strawberries

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 21:58

I usually don't net strawberries either at home or on the plot on the basis, I love strawberries and there's enough for all, including the wildlife but having said that do  pick on a regular basis. 

My theory is if there's lots to eat the birds will keep returning, if you pick regularly then they'll go and eat someone else's crop who doesn't pick as regularly...not very scientific   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 22:36

Happy anniversary, Ginagibbs.

Spent the afternoon on the plot, it's taking twice as long to do things, so my thoughts are with you Gg and your sore muscles. I take lots of breaks and today it was nice and sunny so it was good to take in the rays. I can't yet do any digging but covered area's after digging, last August, with muck and black plastic , so just uncovering bits at a time and planting up. Letting the worms do all the work is so much easier.

Planted out runner beans, more pea's, chard, pumkin and stuff in the GH. Pea weevil has been nibbling at the pea's already out!    

B&Q M.Purpose Compost Issues.

Posted: 03/06/2015 at 19:53

I've tried different mpc from the cheap and cheerful to more expensive one's. One year the quality was particularly bad and so I took to making more myself and only purchasing split bags so the content could be seen, these usually come at a discount.

I'm not a fan of council recycled compost because of all the unrecyclable bit's in it, after saying that presumably it's put there by gardeners so we only have ourselves to blame    

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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Best site for asparagus...

Multiple choice Q...no ideal site...a case of...best of a bad lot...  
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Growing asparagus...

Any tips... 
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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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