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by Colin2016
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: New allotment
Replies: 17
Views: 11205

New allotment

Just got allotment it has a shed, fruit cage, water butts set up & compost bin. Beside it there is a small orchard with apple & pear trees needs a good trim up behind. Ground is not over weedy, I'm Charles Dowding "No DIg" will sort it out. I’m a very happy bunny. Allotment.jpg All...
by Colin2016
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The good, the bad (harvests) of 2017?
Replies: 15
Views: 4866

Re: The good, the bad (harvests) of 2017?

Know it will be a challenge but I think the previous owner has left it in a good state for me.
by Colin2016
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: The good, the bad (harvests) of 2017?
Replies: 15
Views: 4866

Re: The good, the bad (harvests) of 2017?

My first year with 3 off 4 ft square beds using the square foot method and various pots. Success= Tomatoes, Chillies, Peppers, Lettuce, Onion, Garlic, Broccoli, Beetroot & cauliflower Runner beans. Part success had celery growing in with beetroot assume some wild seed got in bed with beetroot. 5...
by Colin2016
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rat release allowed
Replies: 37
Views: 16388

Re: Rat release allowed

Have only seen this once no sign of it in shed or green house only up the tree where I have bird feeders which I suspect is what it was after. You may think I am old townie softy as I would prefer to catch live and relocate it in some lovely woods many miles away. Putting down poison is not an optio...
by Colin2016
Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Rat release allowed
Replies: 37
Views: 16388

Rat release allowed

Had a visit from a rat so looked at getting a humane rat trap catch & release a few miles away type. Research showed this comment…. “We called out local authoritiy pest control and a very knowledgeable lady told us it is illegal to take rats to any new location. If you catch them humanely you st...
by Colin2016
Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Your season in 10 words
Replies: 14
Views: 2287

Re: Your season in 10 words

My first year, never thought I could grow great food.
by Colin2016
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Chillies
Replies: 10
Views: 3780

Re: Chillies

I left the flap up on the plastic greenhouse the other night, in the morning my jalapenos were black I thought they had had it. A couple of days later they are turning red, what a relief.
by Colin2016
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:42 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: So what will you be doing over the Bank Holiday weekend?
Replies: 26
Views: 4000

Re: So what will you be doing over the Bank Holiday weekend?

Yesterday planted flowers and moving others around in front/back garden. Had new hoe delivered osculating type seems a great tool ere indoors likes it. Putting up staging & shelves in greenhouse which I have a feeling will be a challenge. Then if time refill raised bed which I emptied to allow f...
by Colin2016
Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Chillies
Replies: 10
Views: 3780

Re: Chillies

Thanks Retropants. This is the first year I have surplace so will be first time pickling them.
by Colin2016
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Harvesting Q&A
Topic: Chillies
Replies: 10
Views: 3780

Re: Chillies

When you pickle is it just a a case of putting them in pickling vineger once sliced?
by Colin2016
Tue Aug 22, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Black flies under cover
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Re: Black flies under cover

Thanks Westi ....How long should I keep them covered?
by Colin2016
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: Black flies under cover
Replies: 4
Views: 2407

Black flies under cover

Planted cabbage, broccoli cauliflower & kale in raised bed covered in white ground cover to keep the butterflies away.

I notice there are some black flies under the cover, is this anything to worry about?
by Colin2016
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.
Replies: 185
Views: 26745

Re: Mid Summer Bits and Bobs - 2017.

Weel done Westi....

tigerburnie...There was a sighting by one of our watch members ( Happisburgh Coast Watch) last week of a whale about 2 miles out from the Happisburgh coast.Would be good to get a photo like yours will keep fingers crossed.
by Colin2016
Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Green House Ventilation
Replies: 3
Views: 2144

Re: Green House Ventilation

Thank you both for your great comments.
by Colin2016
Sun Aug 06, 2017 5:48 pm
Forum: Growing places
Topic: Green House Ventilation
Replies: 3
Views: 2144

Green House Ventilation

I have just got a 10ft x 6ft green house. It has one sliding door, 2 louvers & 3 windows. The louver & windows all have the automatic opening gadget. It will be sited with main door on the 6ft width south facing end. My thinking is one louver, centre on each 10ft side (east & west facing...

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