Latest posts by Zoomer44

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 18/12/2016 at 23:14

I've still got some garlic, shallots and onions to put in. It will be next year for me, too before I go to the plot again. 

I've been going through the Kings Seeds catalogue. Was going to try some F1 varieties next year. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 13/12/2016 at 22:16

Haven't had time to go to the plot, been busy at home and went away last weekend.

Not out of mind though, I've bought some stakes to make bean supports and weed membrane for the compost area, to make a flagged area in front. Also bought new clips for the GH, hoping to put it up before spring.

You guys sound like you've been busy.

How to bring frogs into my garden

Posted: 09/12/2016 at 21:21

I have frogs and slow worms on the allotment. I also have plenty of birds frequenting the plot and still the war on slugs is lost..I win a few battles...they left the lettuce alone this yr but have devastated chard...


Posted: 09/12/2016 at 21:06

Well-done Gg, ever so impressed, your plot looks to be taking shape too...😉

potatoes for dec 17

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 19:05

I tried growing spuds for xmas a few times, decided it wasn't worth the effort. 

Plant in August, in grow bags, so they can be moved into GH as the days shorten and temps start to drop at night. I found the foliage died towards the end of October, the spuds don't get any bigger but keep in the compost until ready to lift. 1st earliest mature quicker. 

My best effort froze in the bag so couldn't harvest in December and threw in the towel, only to find in March when I came to empty the bag there was a respectable harvest of spuds undamaged by the frost, more by accident than design...good luck and happy growing...

Blight in the GH...

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 18:28

My brother's toms in his GH got blight this yr whilst he was on his jollies. He's used an automatic watering system, spraying the plants and getting the leaves wet daily for a couple of weeks.

Am I right in thinking, firstly toms don't like having wet leaves and secondly by raising the humidity in the GH, an environment has been created in which blight would thrive?

He's cleared all the plants and wants to know if the bed's will need replacing with new soil?

Blight in the GH...

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 18:25

Sorry see other thread with same title my finger slipped and this one was posted half finished😇

Last edited: 04 December 2016 18:33:11

Onion, Shallot & Garlic Collection from marshals seeds is not growing

Posted: 04/12/2016 at 18:11

I planted out onions and garlic Oct/Nov time none are showing but spares planted in modules in unheated GH have one inch shoots.

I think you need to be patient. 

New allotment OMG...Part 2...

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 21:37

We are having frosty mornings but not quite minus yet. Invest in some thermal socks Gg...

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.

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