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  1. Not posted for ages

    by , 15-08-2008 at 10:04 AM (Last Of The Summer Wine Allotment)
    With problems at home and being very busy I have not had much opportunity to get online. I have been managing the plot on my own recently as Gordon was very unwell, he is now getting better and is slowly doing some weeding!

    Blight on all spuds nothing really to shout home about this year. Some cracking courgettes and pumpkins! Onions have done well, along with tomatoes and cucumbers, nothing happening with the egg plant yet. Brassicas are fantastic and had the best crop of cauliflowers ...
  2. 2

    by , 13-08-2008 at 04:09 PM
    still not properly sussed how blogs are supposed to work ....

    have cleared most of the long grass and tall weeds in our plot - have pulled the long grass out of most of the raspberries - the worst is done now, mostly just smallish weeds close to ground ....

    will need another couple of hours on the bigger stuff and then use weedkiller on the smaller stuff ....

    we picked up a couple of large plastic compost bins that were no longer required on another plot ...
  3. Pumpkins doing well

    by , 11-08-2008 at 02:25 PM
    my pumpkin plant is taking over my garden! i only grew it so the grandkids might have a pumpkin to carve for halloween! it's huge and has about 10 fruits on it. i know serious growers remove all but one so they can grow giant ones but i'll be happy with 4 small ones for the kids.
    yesterday i planted out my spring bulbs in the flower garden, can't wait to see them. also got some great bargains in half price seed sale at local gc. bought some berry type fruit seeds that are supposed to taste ...
  4. New Allotment

    by , 07-08-2008 at 09:42 PM
    never done a blog before so .....

    got my new allotment about a week ago - shoulder high in weeds, but it's only this year's growth

    have cleared some weeds to uncover 2 large gooseberry bushes and 2 small plum trees

    also have approx 15 raspberry canes along the fence - have been ripping out long grass growing though the canes so we can actually see them

    it's all looking good so far ....
  5. Been a while.....

    by , 06-08-2008 at 09:54 PM
    since I last posted to the blog page. So here goes. We finally got enough rain to make a difference - not only to my crops but also to the weeds which seem to grow at twice the speed of everything else. I am now selling most of what I will have for the next couple of months. So at the moment I can offer for sale, four varieties of potato (all of which seem to be giving high yields) cucumbers, courgettes, peas, broad beans, broccoli, kale, rocket, lettuces, radishes, spinach, chard, french beans, ...