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by mazmezroz
Tue Mar 25, 2008 5:55 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: When are you going to plant your potatoes out?
Replies: 23
Views: 6184

I have now covered the area I'm going to plant my Charlottes with a cloche (I don't have much space), so I think I'll let the soil warm up a bit and dry out a bit before I plant them. As we're away it'll probably be the first weekend in April that they go in. The ground here is very cold and wet. An...
by mazmezroz
Sat Mar 22, 2008 4:53 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: When are you going to plant your potatoes out?
Replies: 23
Views: 6184

We're up near Chipping Campden - It's been snowing non and off, and a bitter wind today, so I think I will leave them for at least another week.
by mazmezroz
Sat Mar 22, 2008 2:45 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: When are you going to plant your potatoes out?
Replies: 23
Views: 6184

When are you going to plant your potatoes out?

My friend already has hers in, but I wasn't even thinking about doing it till after the beginning of April. They have chitted nicely, but I'm wondering whether I should put them in, and perhaps cover them with fleece??
by mazmezroz
Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: PLANTING / S0WING NOW?
Replies: 52
Views: 11193

Interested to see you've planted courgettes, dill and coriander, Tigger - I was going to hold off til mid-April for mine. Do you keep them in a heated greenhouse?
by mazmezroz
Sat Mar 08, 2008 4:19 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: PLANTING / S0WING NOW?
Replies: 52
Views: 11193

Haven't planted anything until 1st March, but now ... well, I've planted: Tomatoes, aubergines, chillis, chives, one variety of cucumber, - all to be germinated inside, plus carrots in a pot, beetroot, peas for pea shoots, peas in peat pots to go outside (to try to get the better of the meeces), roc...
by mazmezroz
Sun Feb 10, 2008 9:25 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Looks good this weekend!!
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Well, I got everything done I wanted to except washing out the plant pots ready for this year's sowings. It was a lovely day! And today promises to be just as lovely - the sun is already shining and the frost glistening. We do have a heavy frost ... So maybe I'll save the pot washing till later and ...
by mazmezroz
Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:21 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Looks good this weekend!!
Replies: 47
Views: 6334

Looks good this weekend!!

It looks like this weekend is going to be a good veg plot weekend!!! Wahay! What are you all going to do? I'm planning to tidy up the beds, dig up all tired and exhausted veggies, and attack the greenhouse - with cleaner of course. Oh and I might clean out my pots ready for spring planting.
by mazmezroz
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Newspaper pots
Replies: 27
Views: 5215

I've used them for sweetcorn, courgettes and sweet peas. They've worked well, but beware because they dry out really quickly!!
by mazmezroz
Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Plant now/later???
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Perhaps it's the slight lengthening of the daylight hours - this evening we had a spectacular sunset, and it was still a little light by 5.15pm.

My mizuna is growing but not harvestable.
by mazmezroz
Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:20 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Good for Suffolk Herbs
Replies: 4
Views: 1235

Re: being surprised about good service - I think mostly the surprise is to celebrate the good. So often it is only bad service that gets the publicity, countless good examples are not aired in public!!! Find this at work: people very quick to criticise, but when the job is well done nobody says a wo...
by mazmezroz
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: CAVOLO NERO
Replies: 23
Views: 4778

Yes, I grow Cav Nero. It's covered with net to stop the pigeons and it was invaded by caterpillars in September, but is looking lovely and healthy in my winter veggie garden at the moment. It's tall and architectural, rather like miniature palm trees! And a lovely rich dark green. I would love to he...
by mazmezroz
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:20 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Plant now/later???
Replies: 4
Views: 2016

Plant now/later???

It's so tempting to rush out and start planting stuff in my new greenhouse, but it's not heated and I know it's not a good idea. How many of you lot have found that stuff you plant later (say, March/April) do just as well, if not better, than the stuff you started off in Jan/Feb full of enthusiasm a...
by mazmezroz
Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Somthing about YOU
Replies: 77
Views: 11809

I used to have 1 and a half allotments in Leamington Spa, but have just moved to N Cotswolds (beautiful!) and spent most of last summer (at least June July and August - difficult to tell whether it was summer or not ...) making raised beds and digging up a lawn to make even more raised beds! Looking...
by mazmezroz
Fri Nov 16, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: broad beans
Replies: 20
Views: 5410

I hope not, cos I planted mine a week ago ....
by mazmezroz
Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:32 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Defined beds
Replies: 17
Views: 4917

Sorry Granny, but I don't think Couch grass is reknown for having shallow roots. It's a pain, and the only way I found to get rid of it at my allotment was just continuously hoiking it up. Eventually it begins to lose the will to live. I have bindweed now, and have to take the same attitude with tha...

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