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Allotment Harvests #1: March 2013

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Blog entry by Desktopgem posted 03-06-2013 06:53 AM 3081 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I picked these, my best sprouts, yesterday in order to prepare the ground for new plants to be put in later on in the year and hopefully so that I can prepare the soil to get better crops this year. The others were tiny but very tasty.

-- Desktopgem



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posted 03-06-2013 09:12 AM

They look yummy, desktopgem. And the soil in the background looks good too. My garden is still covered with snow!

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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posted 03-09-2013 02:01 AM

that’s a lovely meal sitting there!! (or hanging there)

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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Radicalfarmergal

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posted 03-09-2013 04:21 AM

It is wonderful that you can keep a crop growing over the winter to enjoy in the early spring. Will you plant a full winter crop in your allotment this year or is it easier to take some time away from the garden? We were enjoying Brussel sprouts until December this year before they finally succumbed to the cold and we decided to gave the rest to the goats and the chickens. They both enjoy them too. We just received another 21 inches of snow in a storm yesterday so I don’t know when I will even see our soil.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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posted 09-04-2013 01:12 PM

Who wants some pumpkin? This is my only one. My damsons are doing well too but here’s a photo of my pumpkin. I came across a wooden thing on Saturday that was outside the allotment shop so I asked for it. Then I bought some weed suppressant and covered it. It can be used for a compost bin if I ever get a shed. It is now a makeshift shed and I love it.

My shed, lol. I went back to put drawing pins in that side fold so it’s straight. That piece is all round the outside. Then I found a piece of malamine wood exactly 28 inches long and it fits perfectly in the centre just underneath the lid so it’s holding that up. If it rains that would have sagged. Now it doesn’t have to.

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posted 09-04-2013 01:20 PM

I will update the photo of the ‘shed’ later. I forgot my phone so couldn’t take one. I put a 4×2 on the ground flap so it doesn’t fly up.

-- Desktopgem

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posted 09-04-2013 03:36 PM

I forgot to show photos of my plot so here they are:

-- Desktopgem

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posted 09-04-2013 03:39 PM

And one last thing. I took this on my patio while the sun was shining on it:

-- Desktopgem

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posted 09-05-2013 05:18 PM

You have done an amazing job on your garden allotment, DTG. I’m sure you find working it very rewarding. Your idea for a ‘shed’ is excellent. Even at this stage it will protect your garden tools, etc. I’ve enjoyed following your progress. Thanks for sharing.

-- 'To plant a Garden is to believe in Tomorrow'

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posted 09-25-2013 06:10 AM

DTG your pumpkins are fabulous. What do you do with them?

Sharad

-- Bagwan-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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posted 09-28-2013 04:02 AM

it’s looking fantastic.
Love the shed!

You must be very proud of your accomplishments.

-- - Debbie, SW Ontario Canada (USDA Hardiness Zone: 5a)

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posted 09-28-2013 04:56 AM

The photo of the spider web is magnificent and all the work you have put into your allotment really shows.

-- "...I have nothing against authorities as such; I am only in favor of putting a question mark after just about everything they say." Ruth Stout

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