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New allotment OMG...

Posted: 19/01/2015 at 20:57

Hi, Mitch, Nice part of the world. A friend lives in Stonehaven.

All good advice from above. You'll have plenty of time to get the ground prepared, planting out in your part of the country is usually a couple of weeks later than in England due to the weather.

You might want to check out Beechgrove, it's a gardening programme filmed in Scotland. It covers all gardening but also growing fruit and veg, it doesn't start till March though but you may get old episodes on the net. 

Go for it Roy, get a plastic GH you won't look back. I've just bought a new cover for a walk in one, I found the frame on my new plot but no cover. Thought I'd use it to grow seeds in.     

 

tomato trial....feb ed

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 23:52

I was suprised at the results of the trial too...I grow toms in bottomless pots in a bed in the GH...have grown them in grow bags but found the bags soon dried out in the height of the summer with temps getting to 35 plus...but then there are grow bags and grow bags. Our local GC sells extra large grow bags, at a price, which are specifically for toms.   

Agree watering less is better and try to water every three days but will water every two days if it's been really hot.  

Potatoes

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 23:30

Buying them now means you can chit them at your pace, under the shop lights and heat some spuds start to chit in the shop with white shoots and are easily knocked off which you don't really want, chitted at home in the right conditions the shoots grow slower and are short and stumpy with a purple ting depending on the variety.

 

Greenhouse panels

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 23:11

I have a garden fence 5ft high on two sides of the GH and a magnolia tree from next door which shades the roof in the afternoon. There's never been any problems with growing cues/toms in beds and smaller plants go in pots on the staging.   

A little shade won't make much difference and light streams in through the roof.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 18/01/2015 at 15:41

You've been busy BB. Our allotments look to be about the same size. 

Never grown spuds bought from the supermarket Roy although some growers do but it's not recommeded. The seed spuds I've bought work out at 7p each, is it really worth taking the chance with supermarket spuds when they can be bought so cheaply. At least with seed spuds you know if they have some resistance to things like blight and scab.

I've grown garlic from bulbs bought in France from a market stall, that's not recommended either but they grew to the same size as garlic bought here and now I just replant the biggest cloves from the previous years harvest.

If anyone is looking to buy a plastic GH, 'Green Fingers' have them in their sale.   

It's my birthday

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 20:35

Happy birthday Woody.

It's my 50th this year and OMG, I've just agreed to kick it off with a trip to zip world raising money for charity. The plan is to go on velocity, it's a while off yet and not till May so plenty of time to chicken out, a cousin is ending her 60th year doing it  

Has anyone ever made a wish list of things to do in comemorate a year in their life ie 40th year, 50th or 60th...years ...

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 20:20

Sounds like you had another busy day GWRS, and the weather's been kind in your part of world, do you find on the allotment time seems to go really quickly, I'll go with the intention of staying a couple of hours and end up staying longer.  

Just wondered where everyone buys their seeds from. I use moreveg and simply seed mainly. Sometimes jungleseeds and heritage seeds. Heritage seeds provide information as to how to save seeds which is useful. 

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 19:35

Sorry to hear about about your sad loss Gina. It's probably early days but if you dad liked gardening you might want to consider planting a fruit tree in his memory. 

One of the allotmenteers here planted a fruit tree before Christmas for the birth of their grandchild, four generations attended the planting. 

We had more snow overnight, it's all melted now thank heavens. I've still loads to do to get the top of the plot ready for planting.

Just ordered lots of herb seeds, thought I'd plant them under the fruit tree's when they've grown to make use of the bare ground, they should attract bee's too..

strawberries

Posted: 14/01/2015 at 19:04

Hi, Dt1967,

Welcome to the message boards.

You only need to post your Q once, and then, it's helpful to posters if you respond to the replies. No need to keep posting the same Q, if posters know the answer someone will reply.

Sorry, can't help with the hyacinth Q.

New allotment OMG...

Posted: 13/01/2015 at 19:49

First thing I bought was an incinerator because I had a lot of tools. Was then given a rusty wheelbarrow and it's been used more times than a can recall, an absolute must.

We had snow today and more forcast for the weekend. Finished digging out some old fruit bushes at the weekend, was so pleased after doing it, the top half of the plot doesn't seem as danting now. I also started on a path across the plot. Was going to edge it with branches and use stones to make the actual path. 

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