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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:42 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

Cool - I'll try again this year and let you know how I get on!
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 2016 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heyho wrote:
One tip is never put potatoes in same ground two years running. You are supposed to use a leguminous plant such as a pea and rotate. Apparently puts nutrients back in the soil as potatoes are greedy.

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Choosing suitable potato varities can be tricky. Some (and I think Rooster  is one of them) are better suited for commercial growing as they benefit from more intensive fertizer/ pesticide use. Google to see if there is any local advice as to suitable varities.

From memory, crop rotations classically tend to be on a three/four year cycle. One cycle typically does use a leguminous plant to add nitrogen to the soil. However, crop rotation also helps to reduce build-up of crop-specific pest and disease problems. There's plenty of advice on-line for suitable rotations.
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* Wonders why his compost is supposedly made of lobsters. *

** Crop rotation taken to an extreme. **
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A strange sort of year.

Just harvested my spuds. Half the crop ruined by rats, if the little sods don't dig the spud up they gnaw at the existing ones.

Sweetcorn is a bit hit and miss also. Pity as it's my fave.

Tomatoes are doing well - a few different varieties and most put outside. Still got a way to ripen but a decent crop.

Shed loads of beet root, will be pickling that.

Also done well with parsnips and turnips.

Peas were ok for a while then dropped off

All in all an ok year if nothing brilliant.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heyho wrote:
A strange sort of year.

Just harvested my spuds. Half the crop ruined by rats, if the little sods don't dig the spud up they gnaw at the existing ones.

Sweetcorn is a bit hit and miss also. Pity as it's my fave.

Tomatoes are doing well - a few different varieties and most put outside. Still got a way to ripen but a decent crop.

Shed loads of beet root, will be pickling that.

Also done well with parsnips and turnips.

Peas were ok for a while then dropped off

All in all an ok year if nothing brilliant.



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you do with the Turnip tops H?

Mrs H chucks em in the bin. Why, do you have an idea for them?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my pal Sam's blog. She has an allotment and works at Elland Road (I think she still does anyway).

http://plotonthelandscape.sams-world.co.uk/#home

She makes alcoholic jam would have won the village fete top prize but for the fact the winner is the vicar's sister in-law (probably).

http://plotonthelandscape.sams-world.co.uk/#home
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What do you do with the Turnip tops H?

Mrs H chucks em in the bin. Why, do you have an idea for them?


'kin 'ell H, how did you manage to reply in my own post?

Turnip tops, ace, i mentioned them in the Puglia thread you no doubt read ''.

Use them as you would Spinach except they are tastier. This is from
https://www.theguardian.com/lifea...10/sep/25/alys-fowler-turnip-tops

"There are many ways to eat this green: Italian-style, lightly boiled, rinsed, wrung and dressed in olive oil and garlic; south American-style with bacon, sausage or ham and Cajun seasoning; southern Indian-style in a poriyal (a fried vegetable dish); northern Spanish-style with potatoes, sweet paprika and a touch of red-wine vinegar; or fermented, Asian-style, as pickles. Turnip tops appear in many cuisines for good reason: they fill a very hungry gap."
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 28, 2016 12:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cutsyke wrote:
This is my pal Sam's blog. She has an allotment and works at Elland Road (I think she still does anyway).

http://plotonthelandscape.sams-world.co.uk/#home

She makes alcoholic jam would have won the village fete top prize but for the fact the winner is the vicar's sister in-law (probably).

http://plotonthelandscape.sams-world.co.uk/#home


What on earth is she doing to that Courgette?
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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A funny start to the season. Too dry!!!!! It's like digging up the bad lands.

I have acquired a great glass greenhouse from someone and that I snow sitting pride of place on my plot full of seeds. It's even got one of those automatic window openers - all state of art me.

I have also utilised a load of block paving I had at home and made a nice patio area with a couple of old chairs on it. Pipe to come.


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