Zoomer44


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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/12/2014 at 20:12

Still quite mild here, and as from today, the days are getting longer......spring is just around the corner... 

Will it snow this year....... I like to look out on the garden, covered in snow before anyone has walked on it although living at the top of a hill, the front can be a tad bit trecherous... 

Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 23:04

Lyn-I'd like some Pea Meteor first early if you have any left.

I've various french bean seeds saved if anyone wants some, they may be cross polinated which could make for some interesting beans this year.   

 

See you later work, two weeks off!

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 21:50

 Spoken like a real trooper Tootles

 Pauline....Focus on a lie in come Wednesday morning.

See you later work, two weeks off!

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 21:07

Have a Merry Christmas Tootles...so envious, I don't finish work till Tuesday. Sooo looking forward to 10 days off.  

Vegetable Seed Swop

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 20:54

Thought I'd bump this thread back up to the top.

It is the season for buying seeds and posters may have swaps or spare seeds.

Asparagus crowns

Posted: 21/12/2014 at 20:51

I've been checking this out with a view to having an aspargus bed on the allotment. .

Can't recommend a particular variety but there's a special offer in GW subscribers mag, 5 crowns for 9.98 or 10 for £13.48, Pacific 2000. Seeds are alot cheaper and come either as male and female plants or F1 varieties which are all female. Growing from seeds means a further year to wait to pick a crop though.    

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 20:30

Gg - Most local bye laws don't allow you to pick seaweed fresh but you can collect it if it's washed up. Following a high tide is best, the beach near us has a rocky egde to it and often harbours washed up seaweed.

Makes a good feed for plants but smells.

If I can get enough I also use it as a mulch around potted plants and in the GH beds. Smells like the seaside for a while but soon dries out and goes black in colour.

Looking forward to hearing about your chooks Fruitcake 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 21:44

Gg - For several years I grew spuds in bags in the back garden using a 50/50 mix of multipurpose compost and home made compost, some varieties developed scab yet others didn't. Scab can be caused by too much moisture in the soil or compost and in bags or raised beds they do need watering to stop the compost from drying out so it can be a double edged sword, water too much and you risk scab or water too little and you have small spuds or none at all. .    

I didn't water the one's on the plot after planting out but planted them on a bed of seaweed in the trench. Spuds love seaweed. Didn't have a problem with scab but had one or two soft spuds.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 21:01

GWRS I took down an inherited plastic grow house frame on the plot, it's only about 2ft wide but it's a walk in one with shelves on either side 

It's in peices in the shed, that's going to be a job and half working out how it goes back together again, thought I'd be able to remember how to re-assemble it...wish I'd taken a photo now    

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 20:10

I've got a four shelved plastic grow house which I've had for yrs, wouldn't be without it. It's needed the cover replacing a couple of times and blew over one winter so is now only used in Spring for sowings, seedlings and plants potted up when the GH gets full.   

Not so sure how versitile it would be as a cold frame, I'm happy to be wrong but thought cold frames need more insulation and are closer to the ground ie don't have shelves.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Making compost

 
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The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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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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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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