Friday, 27 January 2023
Thursday, 26 January 2023
Wednesday, 25 January 2023
Saturday, 21 January 2023
So versatile is this wonderful veg that yon sow it all year round for salad leaves.
January to April for an early summer harvest and again from May to September to harvest from October to December. hardy annual.
Sow Under glass or indoors January to April for an early summer harvest
Sow May to September to harvest from October to December.
Sow All Year round under glass for salad leaves.
Sowing Depth 12mm (1/2") in well-draining seed compost.
Temperature 15 - 18C
Days to germination 7 - 14
Days to maturity 80 - 90
Keep weed free and well watered
Cover the heads approaching harvest to force the colouring and flavour
I saw this vegetable for sale in the Seeds To Suit December Newsletter and although I had heard of Chicory I had not grown it so I did a little google surfing and this is what I found out.
Monday, 16 January 2023
Thursday, 5 January 2023
Wednesday, 4 January 2023
Some great guidance from Sarah Dennis from the Facebook group Allotment Holders Growing Together
January is probably the coldest period of the winter and coming on top of the floods and heavy rains of just before Christmas it is well worth taking the time to look over the allotment and prioritise the jobs for the month. Top of the list has to be clean up the plot and dispose of all of the damaged and rotten crops. Don’t worry too much about soil preparations for now just concentrate on clearing the way for a February blitz; weather permitting of course. Most of the overwintering vegetables will have suffered under the wet conditions make a list, visit the site shed or garden centres and get in what replacement seeds or bulbs you will need for your immediate needs.
Monday, 2 January 2023
My daughters & Son-in-law made the magic happen for me this afternoon, and gave me a window of opportunity to visit the allotment and trial fit the Dormer Window for the greenhouse before I sort out the fan locations and finally assemble it (Once I have found my Glue Gun of course).
As you will have seen from previous post the automatic vent opener broke and was open all the time even in minus C temperatures and then one corner of the frame split at the bolt connection and then finally the wind took 3 sides of the panel frame and the panel for a fly halfway up plot 1A
Here are the photo's of the structure held together with some gaffer tape in place, for the trial fit. To basically make sure I took the dimension correctly and what I have cut from the sheet will work.
|Solar Fans from ebay £8.29 with Free P&P|
Possible Fixed Louvre Vent to the fans.
Supports at 40 degrees from horizontal will go on top of the flat roof to take the solar panels for the two fans and the external sensor for the internal/external temperature gauge will be mounted through it.