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Cooking, Storing and Preserving / Re: Bread the stuff of life
« Last post by compostqueen on Yesterday at 22:55 »
Fresh flour!  It should say 🙂

You can buy some good breads but you can knock some up cheaper at home. I know it's time consuming but I love it 🙂 

Baked some bread today. Wholemeal loaf and some soft white dinner rolls 😋
Grow Your Own / Re: To rotovate or not to rotovate ?
« Last post by compostqueen on Yesterday at 22:42 »
Not 😃
Grow Your Own / Re: Allotment
« Last post by snowdrops on Yesterday at 21:35 »
 Get the hoe going while itís still mild or can you cover it? Weed membrane or cardboard
Hi, we are lucky enough that manure is delivered direct into our plots so that takes some of the work out of it. Iím not necessarily looking for less work ( although that could be nice!), more what works best for the plot. I was aiming to put manure on raised beds only and then covering paths
Grow Your Own / Allotment
« Last post by mdjlucan on Yesterday at 20:42 »
Iíve turned all my allotment over But still got weeds and grass started to come up how do I control this  do I turn over again ? Hope someone can help me thanks
Grow Your Own / Re: allotments closed for winter?
« Last post by sarajane on Yesterday at 20:08 »
I've got 2 greenhouses but one is now hidden from the sun by a very overgrown tree so it's mainly used for storage of pots rec. It needs a VERY good sort out. That's first on my list but it's a job I love to do and feel a bit smug when it's good and tidy. All pots trays fleece rec all tidy for the spring
Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by oldgrunge on Yesterday at 19:59 »
There. is A Mountain - Donovan
Grow Your Own / Re: allotments closed for winter?
« Last post by jaydig on Yesterday at 19:38 »
I tend to work all through the winter too.  It's the ideal time for doing all of the jobs that needed doing in the sowing and growing season, but lack of time means putting them off until winter. 
I like to tackle the odd nooks and crannies that are a bit 'rough', to try to get them into shape.  Digging over beds, edging paths, and trying to dig out the pernicious weeds that hide themselves in amongst other plants, in particular around the roots of raspberries are just some of my winter jobs. 
It's lovely to feel that at the end of the winter the plot is all ready for sowing and planting, and I don't have to rush to try to prepare the soil.
Apart from anything else, if I continue to work the plot I don't find I suffer so much with aches and pains in the spring, because I've been working my muscles all through the winter, even if it is at a gentle pace. The other benefit is simply being out in the open air, weather permitting, because it certainly helps to blow away the winter blues that a lot of us suffer from when the days are so short.
Grow Your Own / Re: To rotovate or not to rotovate ?
« Last post by jambop on Yesterday at 18:10 »
I tend to agree with Jambop that's what I would do I've been using a rotavator for 40 years and always use glyphosate to clear couch never had any problems with growing after using glyphosate  roundup

I've just bought a new rotavator because I find it saves me both time and effort and saves my back and we garden an acre of allotment need I say more  ;)

good luck with the cultivation  :)
With an acre to look after and cultivate you could not do that without a rotavator ... or a horse and pough :)  I have an acre but only actually grow veg on a small part of it. If I was younger and had the vim I could probably make a good living out of just growing on my land and selling the produce even down here in France organic is taking off. Now I just take the easy route and grow what we need and more importantly what we like to eat. Winter gardening down here could be very good and very productive ... I just don't like working when the sky is grey and the soil and air is cold .
General Gardening / Re: moving small acer
« Last post by muckyboots on Yesterday at 17:52 »
Thanks JAY,scorching is the main reason for the move so a more sheltered spot will be its new home.Thanks again for the tips.
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