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catch cropping

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gareth Howell Apr 30, 2014. 8 Replies

We have just planted up 2 beds of spuds and was wondering what i can plant to use the ground at the same timeif i do radishes and quick lettuces should I plant them at the top of the ridge or at the…Continue

Chep Pallets where do I stand

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Rowland Apr 7, 2014. 3 Replies

I have found that two pallets are the Blue Chep ones anyone if I can use them or do they need to go back,  If so how do i get them removedContinue

old fence panels as edging

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joanne Jan 5, 2013. 6 Replies

Hello allcan someone tell me if you can use old fence panel wood as edging as a temporary measure on an allotment.Our fence panels are the type which are held at each end horizontally and have up…Continue

Wasp nest

Started this discussion. Last reply by miriam abbott May 27, 2012. 5 Replies

Hello PeepsThink I may have a wasp nest starting in my shed.  What can I do to sort it out quickly as the nest is just above the door as you go in and cant move quickly if wasp come out.  It is about…Continue

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Kevin dale commented on miriam abbott's blog post Compost
"I do agree composting is great fun and very rewarding I always have a good supply of borage comfrey and nettles to add to the compost plus borage and comfrey add a cottage garden feel to the allotment"
May 1, 2014
Gareth Howell replied to miriam abbott's discussion catch cropping
"Do better weeding and grow closer together? Although it is said that the weeds are good for the crops. Plenty of other stuff for the crop eating insects to think about"
Apr 30, 2014
Malagrowther replied to miriam abbott's discussion catch cropping
"That's a new one on me. Potatoes are brutish plants that squeeze out any other crops.  Don't you mound your potatoes once they emerge? This makes intercropping non viable.   I'm just happy not to have anything (weeds)…"
Apr 30, 2014
Gareth Howell replied to miriam abbott's discussion catch cropping
"Radish has to be thinned and the spuds would not mind being sat on too much while you do the thinning."
Apr 27, 2014
John Gaskell replied to miriam abbott's discussion catch cropping
"Try planting pot marigold (Calendula) or nasturtium (Tropaeolum) around the spuds. The bees seem to like them. But beware: they come back the next year.  "
Apr 27, 2014
Darren H replied to miriam abbott's discussion catch cropping
"I planted some oriental veg called Choy Sum a month or so ago and it has romped home to harvest time very quickly. I'm planning to try it on Tuesday in a stir-fry of something, but no idea what this veg tastes like yet. However, very cheap and…"
Apr 27, 2014
Lorraine Hosking replied to miriam abbott's discussion catch cropping
"Rocket or snap peas"
Apr 20, 2014
Mark Willis replied to miriam abbott's discussion catch cropping
"Miriam, you could try Turnips - some of which grow very rapidly. I had some last year called "Atlantic", which were very nice."
Apr 20, 2014
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catch cropping

We have just planted up 2 beds of spuds and was wondering what i can plant to use the ground at the same timeif i do radishes and quick lettuces should I plant them at the top of the ridge or at the bottom.  Anything else I can plant as well that would be up very quicklySee More
Apr 20, 2014
Trevor Alun Davies commented on miriam abbott's blog post Bin building day
"Mine certainly is. With the mild winter I've been chucking everything I could get at it, but it's rotting down faster than I can chuck. Am I boasting or complaining ? hmmm."
Apr 19, 2014
Colin Robinson commented on miriam abbott's blog post Bin building day
"Now all you have to do is find enough material to fill it. Compost bins are very hungry beasts!"
Apr 18, 2014
miriam abbott commented on miriam abbott's blog post Bin building day
"my new bin"
Apr 18, 2014
Trevor Alun Davies commented on miriam abbott's blog post Bin building day
"You should get a good bin or two out of all those pallets. Post some pics when it's complete, I always build mine from pallets, they last for years."
Apr 18, 2014
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Apr 18, 2014
Eric Rowland replied to miriam abbott's discussion Chep Pallets where do I stand
"Miriam. You can contact Pallecon-Midlands (West Bromwich) on 0800-456-78900, or Chep's Manchester head office, tel. 0161-876-5550 for assistance."
Apr 7, 2014
miriam abbott replied to miriam abbott's discussion Chep Pallets where do I stand
"West Midlands region of England.  I did not buy them they just came with 3 ordinary ones"
Apr 7, 2014

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Bin building day

Posted on April 18, 2014 at 8:50 4 Comments

Compost

Posted on April 3, 2014 at 20:09 8 Comments

Tomorrow I intend to build a new compost bin from pallets and get this composting stuff tidied up and become productive.  never made one before so going to have a go and see what i get out of 5 pallets and some nails  lump hammer and some hard work.

Will add some photos tomorrow of my…

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Just a taster of what is to come

Posted on August 26, 2013 at 9:04 2 Comments

Here are the potatoes about 1 month ago.  Now we are digging them up, some of them are so big that 1 spud will fed 3 people.…

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At 19:22 on January 28, 2011, Debbie said…
Small is beautiful. Welcome!

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