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Sparkly

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I am aiming to have our plot fully cultivated without using any weed fabric (except under the pumpkins). I am also hoping for better success with carrots!
« Last Edit: February 23, 2009, 19:38:24 by Sparkly »

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manicscousers

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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2009, 20:09:04 »
get my romanesco broccoli to grow better and have less onions bolting  ;D

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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2009, 20:23:02 »
sparkly,wont the fabric encourage the dreaded slugs?
im hoping to grow more than last year,got a quite a few new things to try.also want to make the best use of our space,am after some vine variaties of things so we can go up instead of along!
hopefully our new pond will be all set up and froggies will find it,even better newts,just cos we love them!
oh,and want to be totally dug over by november,im sure theres more but thats all i can think of off the top of me head
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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2009, 20:45:58 »
To grow more of each vegetable. (except for courgettes) :o Why did I only grow 8 leeks??!!!!! They were tasty though!!
Last year was my first having an allotment and vegetable growing was new to me.

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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2009, 20:46:22 »
sparkly,wont the fabric encourage the dreaded slugs?

one bonus though, you lift up an edge an reveal all the slugs while you are working there and can scoop them all up or let the birds get them :)


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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #5 on: February 23, 2009, 21:09:33 »
To grow less parsnips... I've still got enough to last till next Christmas, think I over compensated for the dismal failure last year.

Not to go away for the whole six week school holiday only to come home and find all my cabbages looking like dead, needless Christmas trees full of cabbage white caterpillars.
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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #6 on: February 23, 2009, 22:10:03 »
My hope is to be given another 1/2 plot, failing that...plotting vile things against the person responsible for alloting the allotments. ;D ;)
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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2009, 22:32:43 »
to grow some decent leeks

littlebabybird

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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2009, 23:20:14 »
to try loads of new stuff
and be self sufficient,
and have enough onions so i dont have to ue spring ones for half the year again

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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2009, 00:28:34 »
Not to get any blight and get at least one tomato thats worth eating.

(I haven't had one for the last two years)
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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #10 on: February 24, 2009, 06:42:05 »
1) I hope we have a nice warm summer, with adequate rain (but only at night)

2) I hope there is a mass emigration of slugs and snails to the park next door.

3) I hope I get around to clearing out my greenhouse which looks more like a shed than my shed does.

4) I hope that all the plotholders on the site get on with each other and a spirit of love and harmony prevails.

Okay, maybe I'll settle for 1 and 3.  :)
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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #11 on: February 24, 2009, 08:44:33 »
As it will be my first year i hope anything will grow especially for Christmas dinner :)

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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2009, 08:47:21 »
With this being our second growing year on the plot we're just hoping to mainly learn from the mistakes of last year... Specifically...

Grow more onions, thought about 100 would have been enough, but nope, almost run out already...

Write down the variety of the spuds we grow so we don't end up stood at the Potato Day next year wondering which were the lovely ones we grew last year.

Get round to sowing the root veg rather than just talking about it.

Grow less courgettes, never again will we grow six plants.

Not go on holiday slap bang in the middle of August

Use black fabric rather than wood chippings for the paths. It may look nice but it's a bugger to keep weed free when it's not thick enough.

Dismantle and re-build the rickety fruit tunnell we inherited with the plot.

Build the 'seating' area complete with bench and flower tubs I promised myself when we took the plot on.

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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2009, 09:31:41 »
That it doesn't keep raining on my only day off.  That all the plots are rented out to people who give it more than lip service.  And the thieving git from last year breaks a leg if they come on the lottie this year.  ;D ;D
The time and energy to plant and build all on my wish list.  That him indoors gets the gardening bug (OK that might one wish to far).
                     Have a nice day  :) ;) :D ;D

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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2009, 10:01:34 »
this is my first year on my allotment so i will be happy if anything other then weeds grow.
would be nice to eat some spuds i have grown myself, lol
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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #15 on: February 24, 2009, 10:01:57 »
To look after the plants once they're established - and watch out for the caterpillars before they reduce the brassicas to skeletons  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #16 on: February 24, 2009, 10:29:50 »
I just hope to pull something edible out of the ground first year growing so I'm sure I'll get lots wrong!! Also my sister made a bet that i wont be growing in a years time that's going to be a easy 5  :P

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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #17 on: February 24, 2009, 10:48:27 »
1) repair my dilapidated greenhouse and USE IT!

2) get a much better fruit crop than last year, with the help of my new fruit cage

3) grow bigger and better leeks and brussels sprouts

4) have enough spuds, onions and garlic to last all year round


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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2009, 13:28:06 »

P.S. I see I've made it to Hectare.  Amazing!

Congratulations on your extra land Hopalong ! What are you going to grow with the "new land"  ::)  :D

That I will have loads of broad beans
That I will have loads of peas for longer
I will store my garlic properly, unlike last year
The slugs and caterpillars will not get the better of the plants
And I won't have back ache getting rid of the remainig couch grass
AND A SHED   ;D  8)  ;D

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Re: What are your hopes and aspirations for the 2009 growing season?
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2009, 14:26:39 »
The weather to be back to normal; i.e.

 its cold when you would expect it to be,

 its hot when you would expect it to be,

it rains when you want it and

it is sunny when you want it.

Wishful thinking do you think  ??? ::) ::) ::) ::)