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  1. Catch up.

    by , 04-10-2009 at 03:15 PM
    Been a bit behind with news, all sweetcorn is harvested and in the freezer, my veg patch has been cleared and my largest compost bin contents have been spread over the larger patch.

    The smaller veg patch has now been converted into a Wildlife pond. It's about 2m by 2.5m and 1.5ft deep.

    It has weed from Dads pond, rock surround from Dad, bought 2 marginal plants, given another, and also has a small log pile nearby.

    So far the only wildlife that has ...
  2. Hills, H2O and horse manure

    by , 22-09-2009 at 05:12 PM
    This morning, three of us went to visit some long established allotments to get some inspiration and ideas. It was a wonderful site that seems well run. One plot caught my eye and I thought I recognised the plotholders name. I pm'd the person and found out that it was indeed, one of our very own grapes!

    Apart from guidance about the layout for the site and ideas for planting, selling our own discounted items, and having small competitions they had a good suggestion about our lease. ...
  3. Still blooming

    by , 18-09-2009 at 05:09 PM (Blog of an Urban Gardener)
    Can't believe how long it's bee since I checked in here. It's September already and the garden is still doing well. My broad beans are still cropping well, as are my courgettes. My assorted lettuce worked well as cut and come again but have now bolted so I've replaced them with another batch.
    Tomatoes did ok this year, though I'm skeptical that growing them in hanging baskets is worthwhile. Despite mulching they dry out quickly and with the win blowing them, a number of the branches broke ...
  4. Yellow Tubes of loveliness

    by , 12-09-2009 at 07:42 PM
    I have started harvesting my sweetcorn, its my favourite crop.
    If my Sweetcorn ever fails, I will give up growing..there's just no point in going on.!

    This year I am growing anew variety from plants of distinction called Candy Mountain F1.

    It was recommended by Pippa greenwood from Gardeners world magazine last year. I have to say I have been impressed with the plants so far. Quite tall, dark green with mostly 2 cobs per plant.

    As yet not ...
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  5. Blogging!

    by , 06-09-2009 at 08:43 PM
    Hm..bloggin hey about veg, thats what I'm meant to do here - don't think anyone will read it though so i suppose i could just write about the national lottery!

    Well my garden is interesting and I have spent the day trying to sort out bits of it.
    I've planted some lisbon onions which have started to show there heads in seed trays and some winter lettuces which are still being shy. I sung to them but i think that made them retreat tbh!

    I've hoed n weeded to day ...