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I've completed my lean to green house such that I am getting plenty of condensation, for the time of year, on the outside of the panes. That being so why should there be any worries about "mlidew" on the plants when the wetness is on the…Continue
I know the received wisdom is to lift beetroot in late autumn and store it in sand/peat over winter but I left a late sowing in the ground over winter and lifted some golf-ball size roots today. They were perfect baby beets and so sweet in a…Continue
As a lot of you know, I was intrigued to know which potato variety was the most popular for home production.So I thought I would just ask. Quite a few of you have replied, loads more have just viewed. (nothing from Stephen yet)Come on, please don't…Continue
I have once again got plenty of about 12 varieties of Poppy seed available including Escholzia but no Himalayan blue, for the sake of a stamped addressed envelope to me on snail mail address request to my inbox.There are a good many hybrids sold by…Continue
Last year's efforts with broad beans and tomatoes in my plot, made me think how far we are influenced by consumerism to produce as much as possible, rather than just what we really need for some tasty lunches. I wasted my broad bean crop, which was…Continue
Lots of worms gather together under the edge of the lid of my plastic Compost Bin. I keep wondering why ? They look pink and healthy and the compost itself has plenty of worms in it. It is a mystery to me. There must be a reason why ? Continue
My first big allotment project of this year will be to establish an asparagus bed. This is obviously going to be a long-term investment, so I want to make sure it gets off to the best possible start. I'll be weeding the chosen section carefully,…Continue
I've just dug over my veg patch and was pondering adding some horse manure. There's plenty of places to get it fresh locally, and I was thinking of spreading it across the patch to let the worms pull down over the next few weeks, but is this…Continue
The UK has been battered by a number of storms over the last few weeks, it seems funny that we have been have more since the Met Office decided to start naming them. But you only need to go back to the winter of 2013-2014 to see a similarly stormy winter pattern.
Overall the weather has been very mild for the time of year. I've had to de-ice the car in the morning a lot less then I would of a couple of year ago. I think it’s ridiculous to deny the fact…Continue
Every year, round about the end of January, a 2-day Potato Day event is held in the Hampshire town of Whitchurch, giving an opportunity for gardeners and allotmenteers to buy from a huge range of seed potatoes - plus other items like peas and beans - at very attractive prices. Having discovered this way of getting potatoes, I don't think I'll ever go back to Mail Order.…Continue
I’ve had a few questions at work about coffee grounds and composting. People are interested to know if and how they can use coffee grounds in their compost. So hopefully this will help answer some of those questions.
First of all coffee grounds are a very good addition to your composting efforts. They should be considered a "green" or nitrogen source.
While it is widely thought that they are acidic it has been shown that most of this acidity is…
I always think that when I start to dig in the green manure on the allotment in January, that its the start of the gardening year. its one job I don't mind doing, there nothing better on a cold crisp day then get warmed up by digging.
The Hungarian Gazing Rye before I started to dig…
Ive germinated some pepper seeds which I took from some normal supermarket bell peppers but have read mixed information on whether these will eventually fruit or not.
Has anyone done the same- and what sort of luck did you have...
This was the scene at the allotment on Sunday, when our attendance managed to neatly and happily bisect a couple of squally rain showers. For shame: I haven't written anything veg-related on here since July, and in truth our attendance of the plot in real life over the last couple of months has been scarcely any more regular. The…Continue