It is not intended for the videos posted here to be instructional or to show the 'correct' way of doing things. They just show 'our' way and what works for us.

Friday, 14 April 2017

A look around the garden greenhouse

A look around our home greenhouse as our sowing season moves into full swing.

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Planting Broad Beans and Shallots

We made the most of a warm sunny Saturday afternoon to get our broad beans and shallots planted at the allotment.

Our broad beans are a variety called Witkiem Manita. These were sown in modules on 02 March 2017

Our shallots are Golden Gourmet and Red Sun and they were planted in modules on 02 March 2017.

Copyright: Original post from Our Plot at Green Lane Allotments http://glallotments.blogspot.co.uk/ authors M & S Garrett

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Planting potatoes

If you follow our blog you'll know we don't plant our potatoes in the traditional way of digging out a trench which then has compost or manure added before the potatoes are placed in the trench which is then backfilled. We prefer the trowel only method.

For our first earlies we don’t plant through weed control fabric. These will be lifted individually as soon as we think there will be a useful crop of tasty new potatoes and weed control fabric means this is rather awkward. They are planted at about a trowel’s depth. We’ve found this gives us good results.

For maincrop potatoes where the crop will be lifted once the foliage has died down we plant through weed control fabric. Once the crop is ready for lifting the weed control fabric is removed and the crop lifted.

Our first earlies are Casablanca and the six varieties of “new to us” potatoes are Cara, Innovator, Isle of Jura, Osprey, Rooster, & Saxon.

Monday, 3 April 2017

Blossom time - allotment tour

Sunday, 26 March 2017

Allotment Diary 13

We’ve been making the most of the excellent spring sunshine to get beds ready for planting next month. Our peas, onions and shallots will be planted through weed control fabric which was laid over the appropriate bed. The fabric is used year after year and is rotated along with its crop with suitable holes or slits already made in the fabric.

Sue repotted our two cranberry bushes which grow in tubs outside the greenhouse. They hadn’t been done for a few years and desperately needed some new compost.

On the plot our fruit trees are starting to break into flower.  Our plum Oullins gage is the first to flower.

Finally, there is my best bit of robin video. It’s been singing to us all afternoon long on our visits over the last few days.

Saturday, 25 March 2017

Robin Stops Work (4k)

Work on the allotment stopped to try to get some video of this robin singing.


Monday, 20 March 2017

Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Friday, 10 March 2017

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Thursday, 2 March 2017

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Monday, 6 February 2017

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Saturday, 14 January 2017

Thursday, 5 January 2017

Harvesting in the Frost