Does anyone want any courgettes? I've got 3 Parador F1 and 4 Eclipse going free, collection from SE15. I'll start hardening them off in the garden from the weekend.
I'm doing this but replacing Sweetcorn with Sunflowers as Sweetcorn is a waste of time & space up here
Whereabouts are you?
I've done the 3 sisters method a few times - get the sweetcorn well established first then the beans and squash. The squash don't climb , they trail where ever they like - you would have to tie them up and then support the heavy fruit as it forms.
Near Old Trafford
Subs paid today. £1 per week for the enjoyment of this space. Bargain.
The special Swiss sweetcorn from the real seed co is supposed to do ok in wetter/colder areas. They grow it in wales (not quite sure whereabouts in wales though). Edit: Pembrokeshire, ignore me.
Unfortunately the one year it grew reasonably well up here the mice/rats got to it before it was ripe.
I ordered a ‘fiesta heirloom corn mix’ for £2 for 55 seeds on Amazon. Some reviews saying they’ve done ok in southern England. Excited to try 3 sisters with that patch now!
Tidying up, covering the spuds, keeping on top of things. Allotment stuff.
Hacked back the brambles in the back corner, got rid of a couple of small trees and pruned the one we kept.
Dug over the squash/corn patch and Liz planted tons of seeds and wee plants. Trying to decide what to do at the back now aside from putting 2 more compost bays in.
Considering painting the clubhouse wall white to brighten the place up a bit...
My salad experiment is working well so far, and has been safe from critters.
Is that the old aquarium? Looks really good
Busy day at the allotment today. Concreted these posts in with a view of attaching the cut up pallet with a base on it to make a sort of planter. Probably going to do 4-6 on each side.
I hope that makes sense. This is for strawberries so they should hang nicely
Concreting? Next level 'llotment dedication. Only ever needed to use a steel digging bar to get posts in :)
It was an old glass cold frame, with hardly any glass left, it's now mainly gorilla tape and other bits I've found round the plot
I know no other way. And I had the posts lying around so seemed feasible.
The only thing is I’m going to do two of the shelves. And whilst I’m always a believer of you can never have too many strawberries. I’m tempted to put something else in the other shelf, but what???
Bike rack ;)
Ocd scalping effort today at the front of the plot. Plan is for 2.4x1.5m deck for Liz to do yoga on. Sieved enough for a neat little salad bed right at the front.
Did generate a lot of shite tho
Progress on the strawberry tower has slowed due to the weather. Here is a mock up. I haven’t added the soil yet but you get the idea. Can’t decide on whether to leave it as one plant or 2, maybe even 3 for each compartment
Another perspective on the three sisters method.
Yeah didn't work that well for me last year. Trying it without the beans this year
I tend towards non-climbing beans so think I will keep sweetcorn and squash separate this year. In other news, it seems April has finally turned up.
We’re gonna give squash/corn a whirl together as we don’t eat a huge amount of squash and wanted to get more out of the space. We shall see...
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