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New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 14/05/2017 at 13:29

Finally got my broadband sorted. Sky sent me a new box, so back online.

Everyone seems to have been busy.  Finally got the 2nd GH up, it just needs glass fitting.  I've been busy planting out. Lots of peas and broad beans. Sowed in the ground for the first time too, mooli and carrots.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 08/05/2017 at 12:35

Hoping to go to the plot later to plant out more peas, broad beans and various flowers. 

Finally got the 2nd GH up and secured to base. It just needs the glass fitting. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 28/04/2017 at 08:11

Glad the pumpkin seeds have come up, I have some seeds bought in France, lots more seeds in the packet than British bought seeds. Seeds are sold by weight in France.

Broad beans had frost damage but I just trimmed off the blackened leaves, hopefully they've survived.

Going to the plot over the weekend and also plan to sow squash, courgettes and Pumpkin .

Happy growing everyone 😀

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 25/04/2017 at 12:37

Everyone seems to have been busy, I'm having trouble with WiFi at home, so not  posted for a while.

I'd started to plant stuff out as there's no room in GH. Pea's, lettuce, Pak Choi and beans, we had some snow last night though...😟. 

I have further sowings so if stuff has been lost due to frost there are more plants in reserve.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 20:58

I'm away this weekend so will try to go to plot tomorrow to check seedlings 

I don't seem to do well with carrots, parsnips or mooli. Was going to sow more broad beans and peas this week to have a succession crop. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 05/04/2017 at 06:25

It's worth considering.

Went to the plot yesterday to check on seedlings, those covered don't seem to dry out too quickly.

Chilli's arrived in post x6. Various sizes, a bit disappointed with condition but potted up and hopefully they will recover on sunny window sill.

Happy growing everyone.

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 03/04/2017 at 20:28

That should free up some space.

The GH door has had to be left open overnight as I can't get to the plot before work and it has been heating up in there during the day.

The nights have been cold though, I may need to harden stuff off at home.

Watching Seedlings Grow 2017

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 21:59

You've been busy and what nice wide window sills you have...😁

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 21:48

Scroggin, do you sow direct in the ground.

How big are your chilli seedlings, mine are still very small.

I'm running g out of room in the GH. Can sweetpea  and cornflowers be hardened off and planted out now What about broad beans sown in March and peas, can they go out before last frost.

I need to make room to sow cues, Pumpkin, cougette's and squash.  Toms have germinated but not ready to pot up. 

Questions about growing sweet corn

Posted: 02/04/2017 at 15:00

I usually grow minipop, am trying both this year.

Minipop grows to the same height as corn on the cob but doesn't need polinating and can be picked sooner. Ideal for colder regions of the UK.. It can also be planted in rows and eaten straight off the plant, very under rated vegetable.

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