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by Stephen
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: propogating asparagus
Replies: 11
Views: 3338

Thanks Mike
I do use the "half-space to the edge" then full space between rows approach with other things but as asparagus is a long term crop I just wanted to make sure. :D
by Stephen
Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 80
Views: 12746

Woahh there I appear to be coming in for some (mild) stick - don't worry, I'm up to this! :lol: But I do feel I will respond Lizzie you said I feel that the veggies should make a compromise and eat meat occasionally. but this is asking someone to not be a vegetarian. Being a vegetarian is a bit like...
by Stephen
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: What do you think?
Replies: 80
Views: 12746

Lizzie My sister and I became a veggie from the age of about 4 (i.e. before we went to school). Now this was pretty exceptional in the late '50s and early '60s but one of the many things for which I still love my mother is that she just accepted it. She and my father remained meat eaters and they st...
by Stephen
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: propogating asparagus
Replies: 11
Views: 3338

HI Alan
That is how I was thinking, it seemed perfectly logical to me.
Beryl
Thanks for the info on spacing, I'll make some markers from old cardboard.
by Stephen
Sat Mar 22, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: propogating asparagus
Replies: 11
Views: 3338

Hi Beryl
I want to put them in the beds because they will be there for a long time. However, my question is more about spacing.
The other part of the plot is "open field" and so more flexible in use.
by Stephen
Fri Mar 21, 2008 1:58 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: propogating asparagus
Replies: 11
Views: 3338

Planting asparagus crowns:- I have read the books which all talk about a long trench for crowns and give a spacing along the trench of 18" and a larger spacing between treches. Part of my allotment has beds, which I made about 3ft wide (so that you can reach most of the way across). So if I use...
by Stephen
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:33 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: So cold
Replies: 42
Views: 6332

It is bloomin' miserable here in Herts. Wet and cold.

In her most recent letter, my mother asked if I was putting my potatoes in on Good Friday. The answer is a firm no. Traddition be !"£$%^. It's too early and too cold (and too wet!)
by Stephen
Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:57 pm
Forum: Tools and Machinery
Topic: Comparison of Composters
Replies: 13
Views: 5590

I am trying to sort things out properly on the composting front. The allotment last year had an open heap because I concentrated on growing stuff. The garden has a black plastic bin (which needs digging out) but it is inconvenient in shape. Small door (nearly useless for access). I was thinking of m...
by Stephen
Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:51 pm
Forum: Birds, Animals and Livestock
Topic: WORMERY ANYONE ?
Replies: 83
Views: 46889

Back to the top I am thinking about a wormery - only because my mother doesn't want the one she has and with which she had no success. I planned to put it in the garage to ameliorate the temperatues. This would allow the cheapo plastic compost bin to go from the garden to the allotment. However read...
by Stephen
Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:26 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1105

Hi Just a wave from another newcommer (fairly new anyway). Sorry, I won't be able to help with your original question but regarding views of threads, this is normal. Lots of people will read a contribution whether they know about it or not. Then there are the internet spiders (or whatever they do ca...
by Stephen
Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:52 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: Too much manure?
Replies: 8
Views: 2233

Ahhhhh! Tales of manure deliveries to the house. I particularly like the aromatherapy :D The winter after I moved into my present house I reworked the garden very throughly. Obviously this was the moment to put as much manure throughout as I could manage (it is only 30ft by 10ft). So I asked the far...
by Stephen
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:56 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: How do allotments contribute to the community
Replies: 9
Views: 2623

Hi John Certainly a good topic. In Butts Meadow the local Primary School have a plot and the "little darlings" occasionally are seen on the allotment. I have certainly made friends on the plots, so it has a social side. However, most of the time we chat briefly on our way to and fro. In Be...
by Stephen
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: World Naked Gardening Day 2008
Replies: 64
Views: 9170

Alan
I had that thought when I posted :lol:
And let me assure all of you that not only will I not be joining in, I think that early May would be too early anyway.
by Stephen
Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Le Coup de Grass
Replies: 3
Views: 1028

Isn't Mother Nature untidy sometimes?
by Stephen
Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:07 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: rabbit, rabbit....
Replies: 12
Views: 3036

Wjat a pain.
My sister's garden is similarly plagued. The BiL does shoot some, but they only manage because the vege garden has it's own internal fence separating it from the main garden. The poor bulbs and flowers suffer.

It sounds like you need a working party spades and lots of chicken wire.

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