Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 24/01/2015 at 17:52

Been on the plot today.

Took down an old shed before it fell down. Found the floor was being held up with 6 rusty tins. I kept putting my feet through the floor as the roof and sides came down.

We had blight on the allotment last year, it started on the plot next to mine, the guy didn't cut off the foilage so it went through everyone's plots like a bush fire. 1st and 2nd earlies put on a good show though, they're planted earlier than main crop and have usually done their bit underground by the time blight strikes.

Seed spuds all bought and chitting in the back bedroom...that's not to say...I might get some more... 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 21:48

Free to good home-

Toms - Moneymaker.

 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 21:33

Thank you Perki received the seeds today. Yours and NGCARDS are in the post 

anyone started growing their chili peppers yet?

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 21:14

I saved one plant from last year which has a green chilli onthe plants not looking in the best of health and if it gets through Feb I'll be pleased as it'll have a fighting chance of growing into it's second year.

Was going to wait till the end of Feb begining of March to sow but also plan to cheat and buy in some small plants of different varieties..      

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 22/01/2015 at 20:05

Hi, Vic

Could I have the sunflowers and foxglove please.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 20:42

You've been busy Roy, nice clear site.

That's what I like about allotmenteering, whilst we all have a common interest, sites can be so different. Do you have a lot of time to spend on the plot?

I'm hoping to go to the plot this weekend but it depends on it being rain free

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 21/01/2015 at 20:18

If there's anything you want from the list Paris just PM me. They are spare seeds, if I get anything in return it's a bonus 

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 21:20

No probs will PM you both, sage and sweet marjoram would be nice, I've got the others and am trying to grow bulb fennel again this year so don't need any fennel.  

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 21:02

Think I'll stick to a poaching pan...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:48

Roy - I bought a four shelved plastic GH about 6yrs ago for the back garden. It blew over in the first year as it wasn't anchored down. Wouldn't be without it though, it's fab as an over flow for seedlings when the GH gets full..  

Was going to put the allotment one on concrete slabs and screw it down, if it's not used in winter the cover can come off and the wind will just blow through the frame.  

Hope the weathers kinder this weekend, I'e some none digging jobs to do.

Just bought a book called Making the Most of Your Glorious Gluts. It shows how to store, preserve, dry and freeze your harvest and the recipe ingredients are mainly stuff which is grown on a plot.

Looking forward to your channel fruitcake.

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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Just signed up for a new allotment...OMG...  
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I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Do any posters use them... 
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I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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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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New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
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Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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