What to look for in a new allotment

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jaydig

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Re: What to look for in a new allotment
« Reply #30 on: November 13, 2022, 17:46 »
Now I've seen the more detailed pic, that's definitely what it is.  I had loads on my plot when I first took it on.  It's not as invasive as many, but it's very persistent.  Just keep plugging away at it and it gets less and less until it's not really a problem.  I must confess that I never managed to totally eradicate it though.

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Re: What to look for in a new allotment
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2022, 19:11 »
Does the kale on my plot need moving or can it stay there for years?

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Re: What to look for in a new allotment
« Reply #32 on: November 18, 2022, 19:13 »
Got a bit further with the digging. I think it was a little bit too wet, so I'll wait for a few drier days to tackle any more
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Re: What to look for in a new allotment
« Reply #33 on: November 18, 2022, 21:03 »
Does the kale on my plot need moving or can it stay there for years?
You can get perennial kale or some types that can last a few years, but yours look like typical biennial kale, so it grows this year and early spring then goes to flower, say april time. You can eat the leaves as greens, lots of recipes for it, German recipes are good for kale often with potatoes. Or use it in soups like minestrone is good. Tender leaves are good in salads.  The flower shoots it will put up are also good eating and bees will welcome the flowers in spring. Just pull it up before it goes properly to seed. In the meantime, eat it

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vikingraider

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Re: What to look for in a new allotment
« Reply #34 on: November 19, 2022, 11:31 »
Some of the kale has flowers already. I'll clear it all in the spring after your advice :-)



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