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by stewpot
30 Jul 2013, 14:34
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Stewart's Allotment Diary 2013
Replies: 53
Views: 14747

Re: Stewart's Allotment Diary 2013

Well my scounging paid off last week. Got a load of scaffold planks delivered to the allotment. 3ft, 4ft and 5ft. They were dropped inside the gate and I had to shift them all another 50m up the patch to our plot. 30 degree heat and 40 odd planks on your shoulder wipes you out But it will be worth i...
by stewpot
30 Jul 2013, 13:30
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Bills 2013 GYO Veggie Diary
Replies: 671
Views: 101294

Re: Bills 2013 GYO Veggie Diary

Those are seriously strange cucumbers. Look like garter snakes :-D

Couldn't even get mine to survive the slugs before they got in the ground!
by stewpot
30 Jul 2013, 13:24
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Stewart's Allotment Diary 2013
Replies: 53
Views: 14747

Re: Stewart's Allotment Diary 2013

Here's an unusual one but welcome Compost potatoes! Our unruly compost heap which I am starting to tackle has potato plants sprouting from it. I started to dig it out and found a nice lot of baby new potatoes. A great free crop along with the existing raspberries (About 3-4lb in total for the raspbe...
by stewpot
30 Jul 2013, 12:12
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Stewart's Allotment Diary 2013
Replies: 53
Views: 14747

Re: Stewart's Allotment Diary 2013

Thanks LL

Good to know these things. I suspect the dry conditions are to blame especially as they were in raised beds. No problems with the salad leaves we've been picking though which is good. Thank goodness for the bit of rain we've been having though
by stewpot
30 Jul 2013, 09:14
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Stewart's Allotment Diary 2013
Replies: 53
Views: 14747

Re: Stewart's Allotment Diary 2013

The end of July is almost here so I better get you up to date. Well after the rain the almost endless sun. Nice for fishing but not for the plants. But having said that it's been really nice to get harvesting. Everything was doing well in the sun to begin with: http://www.warpaintfigures.com/allotme...
by stewpot
30 Jul 2013, 09:00
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Davina's 2013 grow our own diary
Replies: 111
Views: 34305

Re: Davina's 2013 grow our own diary

Sweetcorn and butter the only way to go for me. Looks like you are in for a treat with yours. )t'
by stewpot
25 Jul 2013, 08:33
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: DIY Paintstation
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

Re: DIY Paintstation

Very nice job of organizing, Stewpot. It has given me ideas for organizing my sewing supplies. Thanks for that! Love a neat workstation. Being organised makes a huge difference. The only problem is that it doesn't have any sides yet. I had them in my rough sketches but I just have to be careful I d...
by stewpot
24 Jul 2013, 15:29
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: DIY Paintstation
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

DIY Paintstation

Okay second one for the day and something I did for my hobby of wargaming. I paint figures for me and sell some so getting organised is a must Pallet slats and an old square of hardboard I had hanging around There are more pictures and details of my blog here http://www.warpaintfigures.com/wp-conten...
by stewpot
24 Jul 2013, 09:03
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Fishing For Cabbages
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Re: Fishing For Cabbages

Thanks guys. Going to speak to my dad soon as he might have one or two lurking at his house as well as he used to sell fishing tackle before he retired. It willl have to come off when brasicas get much bigger as I think it will be too low. But hopefully by then will have done its job and plants big ...
by stewpot
24 Jul 2013, 08:55
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Davina's 2013 grow our own diary
Replies: 111
Views: 34305

Re: Davina's 2013 grow our own diary

Those sweetcorn look as they are going great guns Davina inside and out. I will be watching closely as we have go a mini experiment of a whole 3 plants although they have shot up and are about 4 foot tall now

Better start getting a job lot of butter in to melt over all those juicy cobs.
by stewpot
24 Jul 2013, 08:50
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Stewart's Allotment Diary 2013
Replies: 53
Views: 14747

Re: Stewart's Allotment Diary 2013

wow, you have been busy Compost - instead of emptying whole bags of stuff into a bed, just put it where the plants are going, so in planting holes eg courgettes or layer in a trench for potatoes. That's a good one. At the moment the bottom half at least of each bed fill is soil anyway to economise....
by stewpot
24 Jul 2013, 08:34
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Richard's Growing my Own Diary 2013
Replies: 47
Views: 13655

Re: Richard's Growing my Own Diary 2013

Richard wrote:Ate the first Strawberry today )t' )t'


That first one is always so sweet and rewarding.
by stewpot
23 Jul 2013, 17:13
Forum: 2012/3 Diaries for reference
Topic: Stewart's Allotment Diary 2013
Replies: 53
Views: 14747

Re: Stewart's Allotment Diary 2013

Well done Stewart you have bin working hard ,looking neat and tidy and enjoying some of the fruits of your labour,nice to see the kids enjoying it.My raised beds are 3mx2m that way if need be you can kneel and plant or weed accross from both sides so i dont walk on them unless i realy need to .Keep...
by stewpot
23 Jul 2013, 16:52
Forum: DIY & Recycling Projects
Topic: Fishing For Cabbages
Replies: 5
Views: 1549

Fishing For Cabbages

All around our allotment a lot of people use PE pipe and netting for those big hoops over stuff. Well as yet I haven't been able to scrounge any so I decided to improvise over the first cabbages and caulis out. Its an old fishing keep net. I had this since I was about 10 so now its illegal as mesh t...