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Allotment Progress Updates #2: General Updates as I go Along

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Blog entry by Desktopgem posted 10-24-2013 01:59 PM 5608 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Additions to my Plot Part 2 of Allotment Progress Updates series Part 3: Summer 2016 »

I am getting ready for winter now. It will take some time to get the whole plot looking as good as these photos but I think it look good so far.

Does anybody know what this spider is. I hope you can spot him in the middle, he has a read back:

And finally, this image of a very tame fox is not as good as it could have been. He was looking straight at me a bit further up with his paws on the wooden bar. He was more opposite me. Shame he has turned his head. Lost time because of getting the phone out.

-- Desktopgem



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posted 10-24-2013 02:03 PM

Here’s a closer one of the spider:

-- Desktopgem

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posted 10-25-2013 02:51 AM

your garden is looking FANTASTIC!!!! really nice.

the fox … busy keeping the rodents out of your garden, I’m sure. He’s probably saying, “thank you for lunch” :)

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

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posted 05-21-2014 03:06 PM

Well, hello again, I have not been on here for so long. However, I’m still gardening. My allotment is doing well. What I am growing now starting from the bottom end of the plot:

In the fruit cage, yes, it is now up, there are 3 blackcurrant bushes, 1 redcurrant, 1 whitecurrant, and 1 doesn’t do anything bush. Also inside there is a gooseberry bush and about 12 strawberry plants.

Outside the cage:
Broad beans
Raspberries
Leeks
Comfrey – to fertilize – I put that in a bucket of water today. It should be ready by the end of June.
Asparagus – not sure if they will grow as I bought them from a garden centre and left them for a while before planting. We’ll see. If they don’t show in 2 weeks I will put something else there and start again next year.
Cabbage
Radish
Potatoes
Onions – red and white
Kale
Garlic – hard and soft neck
Damson tree – it’s doing so well.
Parsley
1 wild strawberry
Granny’s bonnet flowers
Globular Buddleia, the bees are all over it, but not today.
Marrows will go in soon and other things like runner beans, parsnips, etc.
Not much room left.

I hope to show photos soon.

-- Desktopgem

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posted 05-22-2014 07:01 AM

Welcome back, DTG. I wondered how your garden was doing. Sorry I couldn’t id the spider for you.

Sounds like you’re very busy with all your garden…..looking forward to some more pictures of it.

I think you have done wonderfully well with this garden plot, when we consider what you started with. It’s nice to see it reward you with lots of produce.

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

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posted 05-22-2014 04:00 PM

Yes, Iris, it’s getting on for summer now so everything is getting a bit hectic. I want to sow butternut squash tomorrow and hopefully get some. There is actually nothing to harvest right now except one cabbage. I am thinking of winter and hoping to store some produce. I am going to teach myself how to do chutneys etc and other ways of preserving so as not to waste stuff.

-- Desktopgem

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posted 07-17-2015 02:55 PM

Wow, I haven’t been on here for over a year! I haven’t forgotten though. Just picked a harvest of redcurrants and this is only half I think. Just off to pick my blackcurrants which I don’t think I have that many of. Gooseberries have already been harvested. Made gooseberry chutney and jam with those and a couple of smoothies.

-- Desktopgem

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