well thats almost it for this summer !!

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hermon

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« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2007, 11:20 »
my plot has been a waste of time and effort mainly my fault as i didn't keep up with weeding and it hide about 1000 snail/slugs which ate 90% of all my plants, only now have i got some plants that should make it but i rekon the plot is 30% used this year typical as it is my last year as we are moving soon hopefully (see bed and breakfast link in "Off Topic"

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« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2007, 20:01 »
it was my very first attempt at growing anythin this year. my plot consisted of about a 5 metre square bit of my back yard, and a wee plastic greehouse. i really enjoyed having a go at growing, however the constant rain has decimated most of it. i managed to get a great crop of early peas, but my carrots didnt take, although my parsnips are looking healthy enough. my onions seem to have done ok too, but my squash, lettuce and cabbage was destroyed by slugs, my strawberrys by something i am yet to determine, probably mice. my sweetcorn is still growing away. but the best thing is i really enjoyed it, and am going to try and get a proper allotment for next year
trying to be organic

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« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2007, 21:23 »
good on ya fred :wink:
still alive /............

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« Reply #18 on: August 11, 2007, 18:54 »
was my first year also, me and the wife really got stuck in at the start of the year, tamed a garden full of weeds:




scrounged a couple greenhouses for free! and she let me have a bit of a veg plot too :


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« Reply #19 on: August 12, 2007, 11:10 »
Well, that was a conversation stopper.  You must know a lot about the weather.  Here in Lancashire we have learned to accept what we get.  Which is usually rain rain and more rain.

We just get excited with whatever we get from the allotment.  If its meant to be, its meant to be.

Still got enough veg to eat fresh veg  every day, and some to freeze.  So mustn't grumble.  Every thing we get is a bonus because we don't expect anything. :lol:
ALLOTMENTNUT. GROWING EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING.  JUST GIVE IT ALL A TRY!!!!

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« Reply #20 on: August 12, 2007, 11:12 »
Sorry,  :oops:

My reply is out of place, I didn't realise there was another page.  Thick with computers, but love the allotment.

Hey so what!!!!!!!!!!!!

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« Reply #21 on: August 12, 2007, 11:33 »
Well some years are better than others and this has hardly been one of the best. BUT
We've loads of onions if little garlic, planty of broad beans if few peas and other beans although there is still a chance the second sowing of French beans will come in with a crop
Enough potatoes, I reckon and the Jerusalem artichokes seem to be doing really well.
Brassicas... well we'll see.
Tomatoes struck down but maybe enough so we'll not need the emergency stock of 4 tins. Cucumbers, thanks to friends :)
The peppers look promising and the sweetcorn is looking brilliant.
Next year I wll do better. PLEASE
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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2007, 13:05 »
We have not done very well either (our first year).

The only things that are/were any good:
Broadbeans, strawberries, cauli's, sweetcorn, parsnips, plums.

Potatoes size of grapes and rotting in the ground - all foliage dead.
Runners - lost first 3 lots to frost/flood. 4th lot halfway up poles at present with about 10 pods formed.
Peas - lost 2 lots
mange tout - there are about 2 pods currently forming.
Carrots - eaten at a very early stage by something that got under the fleece carrotfly barrier.
Beetroots - hardly any germinated and those that did were only size of marbles.
Onions - more like shallot size
Shallots - mostly rotten - got one tart tatin out of em.
Shan't bore you any further  :roll:



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