Zoomer44


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Beans and Sweetcorn combo?

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 22:41

I tried it this yr with mini pop. 40 plants. Mini pop doesn't need pollinating, it grows to the same height as corn on cob. My plants grow to 6 ft and it can be harvest about September time.


The beans are happy to grow up the stems and don't strangle the corn. Think I planted the corn to close together though, as the squash didn't really take off, not enough light. The beans, I grew on the outer plants and also planted dwarf beans around the edge.


Excellent crop of beans and mini pop. Mini pop also needs to be picked before they get to big. It can be eaten though, straight off the plant.


In order to have a healthy plant to support the beans the corn needs to be planted in a trench like spuds and earthed up.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 20:24

Gg.Received seeds today. Excellent instructions, thank's.


What a good harvest, GWRS. Slugs have nibbled my chard and leeks aren't very thick. Kale is looking good though and I'm hoping for early broccoli in the spring.


I've wet and dry weather jobs to do, so hoping to go to plot tomorrow.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 23/11/2016 at 18:59

Thanks in advance for the seeds, Gg 


We have at least three 'working party' days when jobs around the site are done be plot holders. Everyone is expected to attend at least two or if anyone sees something which needs doing, let the committee know and do it, in that way you can be exempt from the 'working party' days.


We usually have a communal bonfire that day so plot holders can burn waste and we get a skip at least once a year.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 21/11/2016 at 19:11

Went to the allotment yesterday. The committee didn't get back about turning off the water, so some of us took it upon ourselves to go head. We also drained the system.


Someone from the committee arrived as we finished, luckily one of the plot holders knew where all the taps where so hopefully there won't be any bursts...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 19/11/2016 at 20:57

Didn't get to the plot, it rained most of the day. 


 I've quite a few winter jobs, we get alot of vermin, if the winters sever rabbits eat the bark off fruit trees so they need protecting, I've to make abase for a GH and was going to add an extra bay to the compost area...

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/11/2016 at 20:03

Would like some cape gooseberri, Gg 


Presumably the pumpkin seeds are sown Apr/May. I got them as seedlings from a guy on the allotments. He goes regularly so will ask and let you know.


Wind and rain arrived here today hope it's better tomorrow hoping to go to plot in the morning.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 23:28

Happy just to give unless you have any surplus, I do have lots of seeds though both flowers and veg as I get free packets from mags.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 15/11/2016 at 22:48

Gg. Your seeds have been posted.

Monty Don talk @ Preston Guild Hall Nov 2016

Posted: 14/11/2016 at 22:04

Glad you enjoyed the evening we tried to get tickets but left it to late, only tickets left were on row 'w' so we didn't go.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/11/2016 at 19:01

Went to the plot this morning, got lots of jobs done. Surprised to find the water still on so have e-mailed association. It's usually turned off in October. 


Gg, can you PM me your address so I can send pumpkin seeds. 


Picked some kale and lettuce. Quite a few people there today.

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