Zoomer44


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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.

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 23:07

Clearly I haven't got the knack DorsetUK

Seed and plant swap 2015

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 23:01

Flower seeds free to good home;

Nemophila 'White Confetti', Linum 'scarlet', Cleome 'violet Queen', Lavatera 'Silver Cup', Californian Poppy 'Carmine King', Cornflower 'Snowman'. Shade loving wood land mix of flowers.

Veg seeds/some home saved, free to good home-

Aubergine 'Solanum Melogena' (saved), various french and runner beans, (saved). Cauliflower 'All year round'. 

I 'd like some herb seeds if anyone has spares and doesn't need a full pack of 500 seeds

 

 

Window box liners

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 22:26

Not sure if this is what you are looking for but The garden superstore do economy troughs, 40cm and 60cm, 3 for £8.52 or 3 for £10.89.

You could use them as liners. Go to the site, click on troughs and then economy one's.   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 22:11

Mitch, 

Gg's and other posters have posted some good links onto youtube about allotmenteering,, it's worth going back and reading some of the previous postings ...if you are just starting out it'll provide inspiration during the winter months and keep you going until the Spring... 

Useless ideas and inventions

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:35

LK that reminds me of all the different plastic containers you can get to cook different things in the micro wave, I bought an egg poacher, used it once, the poached eggs tasted like rubber, I'm sure they'd have bounced of the floor.

I do have a poached egg pan though, wouldn't be without it but then I can't cook an egg in hot water it ends up in a zillion pieces.

seed potatoes

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:24

I'm not sure either. I grew them for a few years in bags, never had that problem with other spuds, most people rate thembut there are so many varieties to choose from I decided to throw in the towel and try something else.  

Bargins on the high street

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:16

Just bought a walk in plastic GH cover for £10.99 from Amazon with free delivery. £26.99 in the local GC

seed potatoes

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 21:11

Red Duke of York are my favourite, Wilja, pentland Javlin and Aaron Pilot are also good ones. 

Not keen on Charlotte, they never seem to cook well and fall apart in the pan.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 20:57

Hi, Mitch, Nice part of the world. A friend lives in Stonehaven.

All good advice from above. You'll have plenty of time to get the ground prepared, planting out in your part of the country is usually a couple of weeks later than in England due to the weather.

You might want to check out Beechgrove, it's a gardening programme filmed in Scotland. It covers all gardening but also growing fruit and veg, it doesn't start till March though but you may get old episodes on the net. 

Go for it Roy, get a plastic GH you won't look back. I've just bought a new cover for a walk in one, I found the frame on my new plot but no cover. Thought I'd use it to grow seeds in.     

 

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