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Allotments

Started by Neph, March 28, 2010, 18:43:30 pm

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Neph

Am I the only one who has hurtled headlong into middle age by having an allotment or has anyone else got themselves a a liitle patch of vegetable growing paradise?
#herewego10inarow

Nick

Have you got a shed as well?
Everybody's got to evalate from the norm.

Stephen

If you want a shed I have one for nothing.

Neph

Quote from: Nick on March 28, 2010, 19:46:18 pm
Have you got a shed as well?

I dream that one day I am the owner of a shed.
#herewego10inarow

Fishy

Sheds are good hiding places...
From the Land of Honest Men.

rufus the dawg

yes i am making a vegtable heaven.

cut and come salad in
asparagus in- ready in two years
cauli, brocoli, cabbage in
onions in red and white
potatoes chitting
orchard just planted eating and cider apples
leeks and carrots coming up

The Letter R

July 07, 2010, 08:36:17 am #6 Last Edit: July 07, 2010, 08:38:20 am by The Letter R
No allotment but we have a veggie patch in the garden - Sweet corn, Peppers, Carrots, Tomatoes and Chillis on the go - also got two Beehives this year too - making lots of honey for us 8).
....and we have 2 sheds ::)

rufus the dawg

Quote from: The Letter R on July 07, 2010, 08:36:17 am
No allotment but we have a veggie patch in the garden - Sweet corn, Peppers, Carrots, Tomatoes and Chillis on the go - also got two Beehives this year too - making lots of honey for us 8).
....and we have 2 sheds ::)


bee hives, are they easy to run, how much does it cost to set, how much honey are you getting?

The Letter R

This is our first season for the beehives - got them early May. Hives came from ebay - always get new ones and cedar is the best - around the £150 / £220 depending on what you get and how many bids - can get them cheaper if you want to assemble yourself. A nucleus colony - which is queen with workers and a few frames of brood and store costs around £130 / £150 depending on where you are getting it from. As for the Honey being the first season with a young growing colony we won't expect too much - looking at the weekend one colony is doing really well so hope to get something off that one. Need to remember the honey is the bees stores to get them through winter so can't take it all.
We went on a theory and practical course before we started so would suggest doing something similar if you were thinking of keeping bees. If you let me know what area you are in I may be able to give you contact details for a local beekeeper or organisation who run courses.
There are various diseases they can get and signs to look out for to prevent swarming.
It's been fun so far though and great to watch them. I'll try and post some pics at some point.

The Letter R

Some of the bees swarmed into our neighbours garden yesterday  :-[ think the heat is getting to them........ so we did our first swarm collection and they are now back our side of the fence. They had fixed themselves in the middle of their ornamental rose trellis which took a small battering as we released them from their grip.
Neighbours seemed OK about it ... I think  ::)

DaveC

I have an allotment. Just got it - and a shed. My own space in the world- all kitted out with a gas burner, coffee making facilities - and an Indian takeaway just 'round the corner. Middle age - probably but I'm happy!!

If anyone fancies some seed swaps - just get in touch. Jees - I used to trade ROIOs - now its seeds!!!
DaveC

paulm777

I also have a huge allotment, they rock! 8)