Latest posts by Zoomer44

Happy seasons greetings to all

Posted: 24/12/2014 at 22:44

Thanks Bookertoo, merry Christmas to everyone.


Posted: 24/12/2014 at 22:33

I've saved an apache chilli plant this year. It was brought indoors still with chillies on about October time.  

The room is constantly warm as it's in the kitchen but it's not getting a lot of direct light. The plants still looking healthy though and with lots of leaves on, I've picked all the chillies now and just treating it like a house plant. 


New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 21:01

Thanks Gg for the programme info..

Not sure if there's way of catching up with Sky unless you have it, I think they might do something called play back...... I've ordered a new box with HD, would you believe it they work on Saturday and Sunday.... they are coming next weekend to fit it.

I hope they leave some distructions...


Ground cover between veg?

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 20:30

All good advise from above. Mulching and a good hoe at least once a week will keep down weeds amoungst your veg. A regular hoe before the weeds appear stops the seeds from germinating or roots taking a hold.

You can also grow some permanent planting through a weed membrane. Give the ground a good mulch with well rotted muck before covering and cut holes to plant through. Strawberries, fruit bushes, globe artichokes and herbs all do well- there's probably more stuff. 


Posted: 22/12/2014 at 20:38

.. that sounds hot Mel...I went to a chilli fest in the summer at Holker Hall...wow  now they had some hot chillies.. which would burn the roof off your mouth...not sure where they came on the richter scale though...

There's a local nursery near us called Mommoth Onions and they sell a good range of chilli plants. Me thinks I'll grow from seed but buy the really hot one's as plugs...

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.

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I've found one the size of a football...  
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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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Shredded pine leaves....

Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Do any posters use them... 
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Poorly dwarf apple tree

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Shed of the year...

Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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