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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 22:41

Fruitcake, hope your chooks are ok, lets hope we get dryer weather.

I like the idea of growing oca, and am envious you have parsnips ginagibbs.  

Started to work out a growing plan this evening. I've loads of seeds left from last year plus new ones. 

The plan this year is to sow more of everything and plant seedlings closer together....

To slow down the weeds under fruit trees and bushes, was going to plant either nasturgum, courgettes, pumkins and gourds to cover the ground, big leaves mean weeds have no light. There's also a new strawberry patch under a couple of apple tree's. 

I've mini pop with 'jack be little' pumkins planned, wnding their way through the corn with dwarf beans or pea's round the edges, not quite what the Indians did but this version of The three sisters worked well last year  

All good plans change  no doubt it maybe different come Spring... I need to sit on my hands and not sow too early...

I get inspiration from what other growers are doing. The guy on the neighbouiring plot still has cabbage and sprouts for picking.  Anyone else been thinking of a planting plan for this year...

What new seeds will you be trying this year?

Posted: 12/01/2016 at 21:01

New varieties for me are, toms(yellow perfection) and chilli (cyklon). I've also got dwarf brussel sprouts and dwarf broad beans. Two early sown pea varieties, which can be started in Feb/March.

Herbs, which I never got round to sowing last year, are lemon grass, chamomile and red veined sorrel   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/01/2016 at 16:09
There' s a small spud fare near us. There aren't many varieties but usually one' s not in the shops.

The fair in Skem is a lot bigger with more varieties.

Went to the plot, picked Leek's and kale. Dug over one of the beds, it started to rain before I could cover it with muck.

Greenhouse 10ft x 6 ins HIgh Eaves ln Very Good Condition

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 20:59
Not sure if you can sell stuff on this site, but it's a nice gesture. Too far for me and I already have 2 GH's, both I got for free.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 09/01/2016 at 20:48
Not been able to get to the plot for a while. It's wet again this weekend but I' ll try to go tomorrow to check everything is OK.

Purchased some spuds from B&Q and Wilko's. Our spud fair should be on soon, need to check the local paper to find out when.

Bought some red onion sets and Dahlia's from Wilko too.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 03/01/2016 at 15:35
What a bargin, Gg.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 29/12/2015 at 20:09
It's not over yet Ginagibbs we have the new year to look forward to

I'm still harvesting Leek's and kale. Must plant more winter veg next year.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 28/12/2015 at 18:15
Had a lovely Christmas Fruitcake.

We've had two days without rain, not a cloud insight yesterday

The back garden is a mass of puddles and basement is taking in water each time it rains depending which way the wind is blowing, mopping up daily.

I'm expecting guests tomorrow for the New Year, so had a clean and went to the tip. Called at the plot to collect some bagged up weeds.

I' ve made a winter jobs 'to do' list and planting plan for 2016.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/12/2015 at 17:35
Went to the plot today. Other plot holder's had also ventured out. Picked some kale and Leek's. Had a general tidy, took down one of the bean supports and began to repair the fence.
The water butts were all nearly full and nothing had blown away.
Bought some bulbs and a smoke generator for the GH.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 10/12/2015 at 21:52

Thanks you guys. I think we are back on the main grid here so have electric but some parts of town don't or it keeps going down and there have been burst water pipes closing the roads. Would you beleive this - a temp generator was stolen, I thought it a tab bit odd there were police cars at some of the substations.     

My thoughts are with those more seriously effected in Cumbria .

In this part of Lancashire and closer to home - St Micheals has been evacuated and accommodation offered at the YMCA for families not able to stay with friends/family.

Phones lines although down during power cuts do leave messages and last number redials - so have been in contact with freinds and family when the power is on can't understand why mobiles don't work though when the power is off.  

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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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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Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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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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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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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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