New guy on the plot forum

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New guy on the plot forum
« on: June 27, 2020, 09:40 »
Hey everybody.  I've had a small allotment for 10 years & been reading John's website almost as long. But I never got round to joining the forum till today. I haven't been very adventurous with my growing till the lock-down gave me lots more time to experiment. Hoping to get other peoples ideas off the forum. Cheers  :)

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Re: New guy on the plot forum
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 09:51 »
Hi and welcome  :)

What have you experimented with?  Sorry, I am just nosy  :lol:

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Re: New guy on the plot forum
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 11:06 »
Hello and welcome.

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Re: New guy on the plot forum
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 11:14 »
Hi Maliki.

Welcome to the forums.  Glad youve decided to join in on our forums    :D
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Re: New guy on the plot forum
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2020, 11:30 »
Hi New Shoot
 here goes.... 

one season wonders/failures include sweetcorn (too fiddly pollinating by hand) Parsnip (clay soil too heavy) winter/japanese turnips ( Just fed the slugs basically) calabrese (aphids nuked them) outdoor tomatoes ( we had a wet summer they didn't ripen) Asparagus ( not sure where my wife planted this one?)

successful / repeat cultivations include Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Courgette, Leek, Senshyu onions, lettuces, french beans, peas, potatoes, spinach, radish.

Also found room for cut flowers for the house like Dahlia ( rotated these tubers round the plot 7 times) Rudbeckia, Gladioulus.

oh and I also have a resident frog who helps out with the slug control  :D

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Re: New guy on the plot forum
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 12:09 »
What were you trying to do with your sweetcorn that required hand-pollination? Also curious  ::)
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Re: New guy on the plot forum
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 15:53 »
Hallo and welcome.  You certainly have been busy  :D  Mrs Bouquet
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Re: New guy on the plot forum
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2020, 17:23 »
Hi Mumofstig.

If I remember correctly it was our first year 2011. We spaced the sweetcorn way too far apart.  I recall talking to a guy at work who grew lots of things. He was growing show onions and tomatoes and the like. He was the one who explained about the pollination. The plants also caught the wind a lot & I ended up staking every single plant. This was also a pain later on for getting close into the plants as they got close to harvest & I needed to inspect them.

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Re: New guy on the plot forum
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2020, 18:49 »
Welcome to the forums  :D
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