Zoomer44


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to plant or not to plant...

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 20:28

I read somewhere the shortest day is a good time to plant shallots, me thinks it's either the 21st or 22nd December but that would depend on the weather...if the ground's frozen.,..it isn't going to happen...and I haven't planted that early before...but...there's always a first time...it will be interesting to read what other posters think...

I've some garlic and onions still to go out but think it may now be to late for the onions...   

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 27/11/2014 at 20:18

I like digging too there's a feel good factor when you look back over what you've dug and see how much better it looks without weeds...

Does anyone have a 'to do list' for over winter?

On my the list is to take down old shed and put in a fence where the shed was. Replace fence at top of plot and make a compost area. Make more paths, with bricks I've piled up and put in some path edging with branches from a cut down tree.

Order seeds too although I've loads spare from this year. Thought I'd try pumpkins next year.

  

Trusted chilli seed suppliers?

Posted: 26/11/2014 at 20:17

obelixx-I've not tried Plant World Seeds before, they look to have a good selection of seeds at reasonable prices....Zoomer adds them to her 'favourites' list...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 25/11/2014 at 20:06

Hoping to go to the allotment for a few hours at the weekend. There's still alot of digging to do and I want to plant some more garlic and onions.  

 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 18:41

Gg you are probably right about making a door, thing is it's a home made shed and the door way is about 4ft by 7ft. Me thinks a lockable box inside might be a compromise

Teddy bear is another nice sunflower and Velvet Queen.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 23/11/2014 at 00:31

Fruitcake ... Where are you growing the garlic in modules, a GH...or outside...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 20:38

Where in the country are you Fruitcake.

I'm in the NW and would not be planting clovers straight into the ground at this time unless they'd been started in modules and had a good healthy shoot on them. I've about 30 to go out but they've shoots 6inches or more on them.

Here in the NW and I'm happy to be wrong...a clove planted out now will not start growing., they do need a little heat to give them a start and if they don't start growing before Winter sets in you risk the clove rotting in the ground before there is sufficient heat for them start growing again in the spring. .

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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 22/11/2014 at 19:37

I seem to have two of everything in the shed as I moved stuff off my other site as there was no shed and tools were kept in a plastic bag at the bottom on that plot. There was also stuff left on the new plot.

Two bent forks, spades, shears, rakes, hand spade and fork. Secatars, scissors, hoe, dibber...things like twine, wire, I'm sure there's more...

There's no door on the shed so anything of value is taken home each day...not that I have anything of value

Not heard of an emergency fund but our association keeps some money from rent in reserve in case of emergencies ie burst pipes and the water is on a metre so bills preasumably can be unpredictable but still need to be paid.      

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 20/11/2014 at 20:27

Silly Q but can you grow grape vines from cuttings. The guy on the next plot has a huge one growing in his polly tunnel.

I was hoping to get down to the plot this weekend, I've a long list of winter jobs to do and still alot of digging but it's forcast rain here on Saturday. 

ginagibbs...you are organised...I've still got to put in garlic and onions, will need to do it this weekend as they are becoming a bit big for their pots. Haven't bought any shallots yet.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 20:27

Gg the keepers only wear their suits when checking the hives so we've only seen them a couple of times in full suits.

Discussions started by Zoomer44

Wasp nests.....

I've found one the size of a football...  
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Asparagus...what now..

I planted about 18 crowns in March..  
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Advertising ...

I tend to whiz past the advertising... 
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Making compost

 
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Gooseberry pruning...

The bush is heavy with berries.. 
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Fences and covenants...

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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