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Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 20:01

Planted out 1st earlies a couple of weeks ago and they are just coming through. One lot of 2nd earlies went out today and I'm hoping to get main crop planted next weekend.

It's certainly a lot easier growing in bags. The soil on my allotment hasn't been worked for several years so it's packed solid and boy does it dry out quickly, the ridge of soil for the 1st earlies to earth up with was dried and cracked this weekend after just a few days sunshine, is this normal?    

Wildflower seeds

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 23:51

I thought about sowing a wild flower mix on the boundary of my allotment but when I looked at the prices and didn't know how much seed would be needed decided to make my own mix of flowers from free magazine seeds. 

I've opted for bee friendly one's, some ground cover others slightly taller but nothing really big which would need support. I then looked at when each could be sown and opted for those which can be sown direct. It might not be a wild flower mix but no messing with fridges and stuff...

        

Potatoe Shoots Up or Down

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 23:00

Don't think it really matters Orchid Lady but I usually plant them with the most shoots on top.

What cucumber are people growing this year?

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:15

I'm growing Marketmore, I cheated this year and bought four plants from Aldi

Tomatoes - in or out

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 21:06

Hi, Frank, the weather thread has not been the same without you, nice to have you back. 

raspberry progress ...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 21:05

I'm hoping they can be transplanted.

Raspberries are shallow rooting if you put a barrier in the ground around then,which is deep enough, this prevents the roots from migrating into a veg bed.

Pallets

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:52

Like your planter GG...you must have an electric saw to make cuts like that  and the cold frame No expert is fab. 

Haven't got pics but I've made a fence at the bottom of the plot, some raised beds and I've some really rough pallets for a compost area. I've started on a two seater seat too with a half pallet but that's a project in progress...

raspberry progress ...

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:17

What an interesting thread. I was thinking of getting some autumn fruiting raspberries but haven't dug over the part of the plot where they are to be planted. I'm thinknig they could be planted in pots and then transplanted later...   

Sunflowers

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 20:07

I noticed this evening in the GH a sunflower seed had germinated in a gravel tray...and here I am buying seed compost for them ...

Beetroot

Posted: 06/04/2014 at 18:47

Depends where you live Tootles, I'm in the NW and if mine had germinated in an unheated GH, I'd harden them off and plant out, you can always put some fleece over them if it's forcast frost.  

Discussions started by Zoomer44

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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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I planted a plum tree last year in what was the right spot.... 
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Can they be used as a mulch round blueberry bushes. 
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Do any posters use them... 
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I uncovered a dwarf apple amongst brambles last year.... 
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Did anyone else watch the programme this evening... 
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Growing globe artichokes...

I'm growing them for the first time... 
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Currant bushes ...should I be worried...

New shoots on my currant bushes are bubbly. The bubbles are orange/brown making the leaves start to shrivel... 
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Growing lillies.

A Q about used compost...  
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Best compost for 2015

Thought I start as new compost thread. 2013 from what I recall wasn't a particularly good year for compost,  
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Replanting blueberry bushes...

I've a couple of bushes in pots.... 
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Advent calendar prize draw...

Has anyone won anything.... 
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Glode artichokes, over wintering..

Hadn't planned to grow these... 
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