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by Elmigo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Shady plants...
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: Shady plants...

I just stumbled upon this! :mrgreen:

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by Elmigo
Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Short brassicas
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Short brassicas

I'm following along here. For my brassicas I just bought a couple of yellow PVC pipes that are used for leading electric wires. They are about 4m in length and very flexible and if I stick them in the soil they will form a tunnel of 1m in height and little more than 1m in width when putting a net ov...
by Elmigo
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: January Jobs?
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: January Jobs?

A real january job for me is germinating spinach. I just never thought this would happen! Spinach already germinated outdoors when it's close to freezing temperatures.
by Elmigo
Wed Jan 15, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: Ask the team
Topic: Shady plants...
Replies: 13
Views: 408

Re: Shady plants...

With all this new information it's probably going to take a very long time to figure out what parts are in shade and when! Guess the only way for now is to just experience what the coming growing season gives us.
by Elmigo
Thu Jan 09, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 27
Views: 417

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

What is that hedge at the bottom of the garden? Is it staying? ... Are your fruit trees going to stay in pots or be planted out? The hedge will be removed as soon as there is fence to replace it so it won't be there for long. I'm afraid if I plant the fruit trees and they grow large, they will shad...
by Elmigo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 27
Views: 417

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Good point! Perhaps it needs more compost and fertilizer, or plants digged down with container.
by Elmigo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 27
Views: 417

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

retropants wrote:the soil will ... the two conifers ... close to them.


The garden is on the south side of the building at full sunlight all day, the sun comes up on the left and goes down on the right.

I really love those two connifers! What do you consider too close?
by Elmigo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 27
Views: 417

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

your soil looks lovely and crumbly! good work, seeing as you say it is clay :) There is still some sticky clay/dirt, it's now just burried in soil :lol: today I also found some time to mark paths around growing areas. The corner with the huge pile will be used for a small greenhouse later on. 20200...
by Elmigo
Tue Jan 07, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mice in the allotment shed
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Mice in the allotment shed

retropants wrote:they will have piddled over everything else


I learned that the hard way, unfortunately!
by Elmigo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 27
Views: 417

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

The garden is almost ready to be inhabited! All I need now is some garden tiles and a few good nights of sleep. And some garlic to plant in there...

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by Elmigo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mice in the allotment shed
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Mice in the allotment shed

This is how I found my seed box in the barn/storage. The box was stacked on top so apparently the little guys climb high for some good food. Those were some of my seeds! Fortunately those were not fertile, they didn't germinate last year. I just couldn't throw it away and now the mice made my deciss...
by Elmigo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 27
Views: 417

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

I find it extremely difficult to come up with words in the situation you discribed. The only thing I can do is say that I wish you and your grandson nothing but the best. I'm very sorry to hear about this, Monika.
by Elmigo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 27
Views: 417

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Do you have a picture of it? I'm still trying to find the most useful path arranging so I can get to every plant without having to walk through mud and clay.
by Elmigo
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 27
Views: 417

Re: Mid Winter Bits and Bobs.

Mentally preparing for some heavy plowing any time at the end of this week :lol: The soil here is a sticky mess with thick root remains and a few pieces of clay here and there. Also looking for some cheap garden tiles to make paths, because yesterday my shoes looked like a thick piece of clay too!
by Elmigo
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:25 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.
Replies: 108
Views: 3153

Re: Early Winter Bits and Bobs.

well done ... make compost? Yes, I don't think grass takes long to rot, especially the bottom layers of this pile. Or does it? Because when it's compost I want to spread it over the entire garden again, if only to elevate the ground a bit more. Because removing the grass lowered the ground level mo...

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