Posts Tagged ‘Mizuna’

Turkeys and New Seeds…..

Person Author: Helene Coleman Calender December 9, 2012 Posted Tags: , , Comment No Comments
Turkeys.

We’ve been so busy over the past two weeks, we’ve barely had time to get down to our allotment, but today we braved the cold but sunny weather to check out how our plants have been doing. Everything seems to be faring well, the only exception being the Mizuna which had finally started to wilt and die off following the recent cold weather, so we pulled it up and fed it to the pigs. Mizuna was one of our success stories of this autumn’s planting, so we’ll definitely grow that again next year. Steve didn’t really fancy putting in the other raised bed today (he claimed it was too cold!) so we just had a cup of tea in the warm allotment Club House by the woodburning stove, admired our plot and then had a quick look at the turkeys. They’ve got a couple more weeks to fatten up

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Broad Beans and Oriental Veg

Broad beans for planting.

Although it’s that time of year when there isn’t so much to do on our allotment, we always seem to find ourselves with a long list of jobs to finish off! This weekend we’ve finally got round to sowing some ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ Broad Beans into our newest raised bed. We left about 20cm between each seed and just hope that it’s enough space for the plants to grow well (provided of course that they germinate). We’ve also planted a few into plastic pots and have put them in the cold frame outside our back door, to see if we get discernably different results from each method. Steve’s sister Julie, whose a bit of a gardening pro, say’s it’s all about trial and error with veg gardening, and we’re slowly coming round to the idea that Julie might be right! We’ve also s

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