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Just thought I would say hello. I am very new to growing and started my own greenhouse, a small 5x10ft plot and 2 raised grow beds.I am 28 and from W.Yorkshire and with my somewhat horrible lack of knowledge (which is supplemented by annoying my…Continue
I was talking with Colin on a previous post and he was saying about his potatoes being behindThe majority of what I have grown is between 3-4 weeks behind at leastI an in the Wiltshire in the SouthIt would be interesting to see how far behind people…Continue
ok so 3 weeks ago there was a massive rat in my garden on which I chased off. I have seen it twice since as have my neighbours. My neighbours have a compost at the back of the garden where mice live. I left food out one night to see if they are…Continue
Does your Allotment Society belong to a national organisation for the purposes of insurance/public liability ? Any advice anybody about choices out there? What should we be looking for? We don't want endless paperwork!Continue
Does anybody have casual woofers on their allotments,or gardens? European universities require a month in a foreign country to learn the language and do some horticultural work perhaps. I have had for so far this year, to help me with the project…Continue
I need to buy a simple aluminium Cage, and quick for my fast-growing Brassicas.My researches so far come down to two choices for value - can you comment or improve on the following :1. MainframeDirect - the cheapest.2. Harrod Horticultural - a…Continue
I am not moaning I know I am very lucky to have a south facing garden but..... all my cut and come again lettuce have bolted, as has the rocket, little gem and coriander. I wonder will lettuce grow in the shade as there is a strip alongside the shed. Will give it a go and plant up some more later.
In other news my cucumbers have put on a bit of height, I am harvesting courgettes, sugar snaps and my runner beans have flowers on. The Scarlet Emporor are in front of St George but…Continue
This site has always been about growing quality vegetables however, this post has a change as I am branching out into Exhibition Sweat Peas.
The Sweat Peas came about when I was at the Southern Vegetable Championships and the Sweat Pea Show was next to the Veg Show. I was fascinated at the size, fantastic scent and quality of the flowers and when I inquired how the grower achieved this, I was told that it is exactly the same as how I grow my normal peas, except they go for the flower…Continue
My efforts with garlic over the last three years have been desperate, but we have had two rather hottish years,
2013/2014, so perghaps i am not to blame. This year, I dag out one bed to discover to my pleasure that there were a couple of hundred small garlic seedlings, which i had not dug out from last year, so I replanted them formally in a different bed.
They have done all right since February but now the wind has damaged many of them in such a way that I think the whole…Continue
Last year I made a deep trench and filled it with comfrey leaves-then I piled the soil back over it. After about 2 weeks I planted my runner beans and climbing French beans over the comfrey leaf 'pit' and I have never had such a splendid crop. Going to extend this to my strawberry patch next year when I move the bed. I make lots of smelly comfrey liquid feed-I just love this plant
Busy ole day, tomato plants bought a fortnight ago today, 2 gardeners delight, 2 alicante, been potted up in builders buckets, canned and side shoots taken off, growing well noticed a yellow flower forming this morning on one delight, also sowed purple sprouting broccoli, some Brussels, and some primo cabbage, finishing off with some kale, couldn't sow them any earlier has i shall only be able to plant out after i dig my early potatoes, carrots coming well but still waiting for parsnips to…Continue