...How does your garden grow?

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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #277308 doofaloofa
Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:49 am

ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #278207 doofaloofa
Sun Apr 20, 2014 1:14 pm

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finished planting the spuds today

The season has begun in earnest
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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #278215 wabbit955
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:02 am

picking tons of purple spouting broccoli from last years plants
and just picked my first sowing of radishes from new green house I put up in feb
but rest has all come to a bit of a stand still as I not got a leg to stand on :lol:

managing to transplant some plants into my raised beds
and potted up more seedling into bigger pots while sitting with leg up and my boys running around finding me pots and dirt and seedling to pot

can not wait to get this cast off so can get stuck in properly :(
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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #278219 diggernotdreamer
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:30 am

The usual stuff, leeks, purple sprouting broccoli, late and early, black kale and in an unexpected turn of events, a load of of cabbage plants turned into cauliflowers, mainly due to me losing labels to all the brassicas and just planting a selection of everything I had grown. I have been selling salad bags once a week since the end of March as well as Italian parsley, oregano, thyme, sage, have to get myself into gear to plant out the new lettuce seedling and prepare some more beds for salads, since I have created an insatiable salad monster in my village. The Latah tomatoes have just started flowering in the tunnel and we had our first new potatoes in the week, few more for dinner tonight, and unusually for Ireland, it hasn't rained for a number of days.

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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #278226 doofaloofa
Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:47 pm

diggernotdreamer wrote: and unusually for Ireland, it hasn't rained for a number of days.


Way to curse it D!
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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #279633 doofaloofa
Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:42 pm

ina wrote: die dümmsten Bauern haben die dicksten Kartoffeln

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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #279638 diggernotdreamer
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:04 pm

It was all going so well, until I came upon a picture of your hole ...............again

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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #279639 doofaloofa
Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:09 pm

You know you love it!
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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #279664 Flo
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:19 pm

Well in June I had a spell where the allotment looked productive and tidy.

But now my hedges have grown and the flowers under the fruit trees have all gone to seed. So ... I have started by clearing under the fruit trees which makes the place look tidy. I have all the hedges to cut again! which is a long job and ....

1. the peas in the ground need picking,
2. the peas in the tubs need staking,
3. the broad beans aren't quite ready,
4. the onions are mostly drying off,
5. the garlic got rust and is a crumby crop but the elephant garlic is fine,
6. the carrots have carrot fly I fear,
7. the first of the marrows and courgettes are coming along on the old compost heap,
8. the runner beans are late but catching up because I had to replant (started the first lot too early),
9. the winter cauliflowers are now where the garlic of both sorts was.

And when I was going to go along this afternoon down came the rain. Since you all asked.

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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #279665 doofaloofa
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:47 pm

Your plot looks great Flo!

Verdent

My garlic also got the rust. I think I'll take a break from growing it for a few years
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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #279667 wabbit955
Sat Jul 05, 2014 9:09 am

my garlic a bit on the small side but ok :(
lot of French and runner beans :iconbiggrin:
just picked the last of the
the red currant black currants and gooseberry's
lots of strawberries ,raspberry's and rhubarb ( I feel a summer pudding coming of tea ) :iconbiggrin:
spinage Swiss chard growing well bur always do :iconbiggrin:
carrots and beet roots small :dontknow:
cucumbers first year in my new green house looking good
tomatoes doing well first just starting to turn red
2nd year on my hop plant doing very well no sign of the hops yet
as for the greengages I be feed the whole street with then :iconbiggrin:
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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #282106 doofaloofa
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:03 pm

Spuds The sarpo still soldiering on

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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #282107 doofaloofa
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:05 pm

Legumes

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The maro peas fell over due to lack of support, so i am now treating them as a forage crop for the turkeys
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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #282108 doofaloofa
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:07 pm

Misc break

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Re: ...How does your garden grow?

Post: #282109 doofaloofa
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:07 pm

Root break

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