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Latest posts by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/09/2014 at 21:14

Think I'll look out for a local supplier too and get  an azada. Looks an interesting piece of kit to clear ground with.

Looks like the top half of my new plot will be coming vacant. The guy has been sent a letter and his time runs out on Thursday. He has done nothing to it for months.

I'll get first choice, makes sense to have two half plots on one site so if offered I'll need to decide whether to keep the first one. I'm a tad bit reluctant to give it up after building a fence and keeping the weeds down all summer. 

What's been your best garden freebie?

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 21:56

I've had two GH's given, the first off a friend and the second was inherited on the allotment, admitedly the 2nd has no glass but one can't expect everything for nothing 

...And apart from stuff left on the allotment from previous owners, I've been given a potting bench for the GH, loads of pots, flower buckets (over 100, running out of idea's as to how to use them) wheelbarrow, plastic darlik...

The first GH has to be the best freebie. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 23:06

My first half plot is still very productive, so pleased I took the time to dig up weeds by the roots. There are few on it at present but was told they are slow growing after the longest day. I only visit it  once or twice  a week now the courgettes have slowed down, to weed, water and pick stuff. Still productive are the natsturgum for seeds and flowers.

Leeks, broccolli, sprouts, kale, celriac, chad looking good although some rust on the leeks,. I've a second harvest of strawberries too and the alpine one's have been fruiting all summer.

Today, I planted garlic in modules, at home, ready to plant out once the shoots start showing.  

No more treasures on the new half plot but now that some area's have been sectioned off by either being dug over, covered and some paths laid with the recycled bricks,  I've planted out a strawberry patch, globe articokes and fruit bushes transplanted from the first plot.

what's plants do you have in your greenhouse right now.

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 22:43

I've lots of tom plants, one cue plant left with one cue still growing  various chilli plants, with mainly red fruit on, and three sweet pepper plants, me bought these as chilli plants according to the label but the heat in them is zero  and onions waiting to be platted up.

I would usually have some late sown biennials in there at this time but sowed them earlier this year and they're all outside, in pots, looking good to be planted out although still a tab bit small.    

Shed tiles...

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 00:12

No probs Steve...

Shed tiles...

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 23:13

Can't help with the Q Steve but your threads are never boring.

Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 15/09/2014 at 22:57

Forester - No probs - it'll take me a few days to go through spares in my seed box .

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...     

 

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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Last Post: 20/04/2015 at 11:20

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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Last Post: 13/03/2015 at 01:26

Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Last Post: 26/12/2014 at 19:48

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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How to pollinate a Bramley apple tree...

I'd like to grow both dessert and culnary apple tree's...  
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Last Post: 02/11/2014 at 17:24

Growing grass paths...

It's just an idea forming... 
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