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by tracie
Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:02 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Lawn Food
Replies: 10
Views: 1642

Re: Lawn Food

Hi, I have heard that if you mix some tomato ketchup in your dogs food then the lawn does not go brown, I do not have a dog so have not tried it. Last year I used some growmore on my lawn with very good results, being white and granular it is easy to spread and you can see where you have been. Will ...
by tracie
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Plot Rents
Replies: 4
Views: 1266

Plot Rents

Hi All, our local parish council has put our plot rents up again, therefore we are left with no choice but to pass on the increase to our members. Have your councils put your rents up for the 2013 season, and if so have you passes on the increase to your plot holders. What is the costs on the plot r...
by tracie
Thu Dec 20, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Blown Brussel Sprouts.
Replies: 23
Views: 6479

Re: Blown Brussel Sprouts.

sorry for the delay in replying, been away. The plants were all standing upright, and hsad brrn firmed in very well when planted, they had not been disturbed whilst growing. There was plenty on the stalks bot not one of them was firm, right from the bottom to the top. Can anybody recommend a variety...
by tracie
Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:53 pm
Forum: Seasonal tips
Topic: Blown Brussel Sprouts.
Replies: 23
Views: 6479

Blown Brussel Sprouts.

Hi All, for the second year on the trot my Brussel Sprouts have blown and are totally useless. I have today pulled them all out and added them to the compost. I Firmed the ground well prior to planting and I am now wondering of I should grow another variety. I Do not know which ones I grew this year...
by tracie
Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:35 pm
Forum: General chatter
Topic: Yeeee-Haaaa, look what I had delivered.
Replies: 18
Views: 1778

Re: Yeeee-Haaaa, look what I had delivered.

What a happy lot we are to see a pile of manure. I have even experienced manure envy when other plot holders are having a delivery and I have none.

There are times when the simple things are the best things :D
by tracie
Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:23 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: best carrot fertlizer
Replies: 15
Views: 3368

Re: best carrot fertlizer

I Have alweays fancied using green manure but never been brave enough to have a go.

Does it grow back once you have dug it in? and how long does it take to rot down into the soil.

Thanks

Tracie
by tracie
Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: plot allocation
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re: plot allocation

Hi All, all newbies are offered a half plot with a years probation, we have 3 letters too. I think where we are falling down a bit is our probation period is too long, I think that maybe we need to look at making it 6 months, even in the winter when the weather is not too good there is always someth...
by tracie
Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: plot allocation
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

Re: plot allocation

We have a waiting list of about 9 and I must admit I find it a bit frustrating when a new person arrives, then does the very bare minimum to keep the plot and finally dissapears some years or months later leaving the plot in a worse state than when the took over. Another person could have had the pl...
by tracie
Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:20 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: plot allocation
Replies: 9
Views: 1652

plot allocation

Hi All, I have just taken on the role to allocate plots to new members. My question is does your society have a check list to ask potential new members or if somebody applies do they get offered offer of the first avilable plot. Perhaps you have a selection process. I am sure all associations have d...
by tracie
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:06 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: best carrot fertlizer
Replies: 15
Views: 3368

Re: best carrot fertlizer

Hi Johnboy,

thanks for your reply, I have some well rotted manure so that is an option. Any idea's about growmore, fish blood and bone or seaweed ectract.

I am cautious as to what I use because I do not want to lose the whole grop due to forking.

Thanks

Tracie
by tracie
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:41 pm
Forum: Best practices
Topic: best carrot fertlizer
Replies: 15
Views: 3368

best carrot fertlizer

Hi All, I am preparing my large carrot box for next year. It is full of leaf mould, I will add some sand a bit later in the winter to be washed into the mix. I know I canot use manure but what fertlizer can I use that will not fork the carrots because leaf mould does not have much nitrogen. Any idea...
by tracie
Thu Jun 21, 2012 4:30 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: myxomatosis
Replies: 8
Views: 2119

myxomatosis

Hi All, over the last couple of years our allotment in Derbyshire has become over-run with rabbits. Most plotholders have at considerable expense fenced in their plots to avoid everything being eaten. Measurs have been taken to try to reduce the population all to no avail. Two weeks ago myxomatosis ...
by tracie
Sat Jun 09, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: sick cucumber
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Re: sick cucumber

I grow or try to grow Zeina which are expensive. Beetroot are easy, soak the seeds for 10 mins prior to planting (seeds have a natural germination inhibitor coating the seeds and soaking helps to reduce this) grow in a cell,. several seeds to a cell with then prick out into final place when you have...
by tracie
Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: sick cucumber
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Re: sick cucumber

Hi John,

thanks for your reply, I am begining to think that cues are the most difficult thing to grow.

Having nursed tham and given them some extra special treatment they just give up.

Can you recommend a fertliser for cucumbers please.

Thanks

Tracie
by tracie
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Weeds, Pests and Diseases
Topic: sick cucumber
Replies: 8
Views: 1502

Re: sick cucumber

Hi,

If anything I would say the sick one ismore protected than the one that is OK.

I have been sparing with the water, and the stem is fine.

I thought it was the cold but I have fleeced it well now for a good week it has not got better or worse, just looksvery sad !!

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