Plans for Mill Green Plot 1

This page is being updates as of 14th December 2020 with what's planned for 2021 


SEASONS

Spring     19th March - 19th June - Planting, Growing and Harvesting  
Summer  20th June - 19th Sept - Harvesting
Autumn   20th  Sept - 20 December - Harvesting & Infrastructure works
Winter     21st December - 18th March - Infrastructure works

INFRASTRUCTURE


Due to my leg injury in 2019 and then five months of shielding my wife against Covid-19 the infrastructure of Plot 1 has taken way longer that I had anticipated, here is where we are at as of 14th December 2020.


Tomatoes 

Beds H1 & H2 are on what was the boundary of plot 1 & plot 1A and at the moment both are going to have Tomatoes out in the open on the allotment. I've asked to trial some new blight resistant varieties from a couple of well know seed suppliers and I'm waiting to see if they come or not. 

Rhubarb

I have three Rhubarb Livingstone plants on order from D.T.Brown and they are due for dispatch in 90mm pots on the 18th May so I have until the start of May to get the infrastructure of the four small 600x x 600mm beds in place by then. 

The very bottom corner has beds in there that at the moment cover a 1.8m x 1.8m and I do have a green house frame in which to cover that area but that is likely to be the last area to dug over weeded and the infrastructure put in. 

Raspberries 

Four Raspberry beds are in place and three planted up with 2/3 of the D.T.Brown Long Cropping Raspberry Collection as I'm waiting for the Polka to arrive as I was sent Autumn Treasure in error.  

The three square foot gardening beds, need the timber cut and painted and the beds and paths dug and weeded before the end of March beginning of April ideally, the plans for what I'm going to grow in those beds can be found in the post Square Foot Gardening Layout.

Use this link if you want to follow my Square Foot Gardening Adventures

Potatoes 

Early Potatoes are going to be grown in buckets and these can be seen on the plan under the beds 16 & 17 and above the Dalek Army II the other potatoes are going to be grown in beds 13, 14 & 15 

For next year I decided to try some New! First and Second Early Potatoes from Mr Fothergill's, and Main Crop Potatoes from D.T.Brown one New variety and one that I have grown in the past.   

Both companies will be dispatched & delivered from 29th January 2021. They will not go in the seed boxes, but will be chitted in the Space Saver greenhouse in the back garden or one of the greenhouses on the allotment plots.  

New! Premiere - First Early - Mr Fothergill's - in Buckets  

New! Acoustic - Second Early - Mr Fothergill's - Bed 13

New! Mayan Rose - Main Crop - D.T.Brown  - Bed 14

New! Sarpo Kifli - Main Crop - D.T.Brown (I have grown this variety in the past) - Bed 15

For further details of what I'm growing this year go to the post In My Seed Box for 2021 - Potatoes

Beetroots

There were no beetroots grown or pickled in 2020 due to Covid-19 and shielding my wife I'm looking at sequential sowing a third of a bed at a time (beds 16 & 17) with Cylindra in March (70), April (70), May (70), June (70) & July (70) so that I get smaller amounts in batches to pickle and bottle. The shape of the variety makes it ideal for pickling and they  taste is as good as Boltardy.

Something I have not done before but will be doing this year is harvesting the leaves for salads.     
  
Sugar Salad Mix - Marshalls (Red, White and Orange) will be grown in the Square Foot Gardening Beds in 2021   

New! Beetroot Kornett - Mr Fothergill's but the web site says "A previous favourite which is now back!" Very productive, this dependable ‘Detroit’ type is easy to grow and versatile. Roots are sweet and firm and can be lifted as baby beets when young or left to mature. An excellent source of folate and good source of potassium. I'm going to grow these in the square foot garden beds this year as well.

The Red Onion sets for bed 18 are from Suttons and are Red Baron & Pink Panther . They are due for despatch after Christmas on the 5th & 11th of January 2021. They can be planted from the middle of January until the end of March. 

Aubergine

I’ve never grown Aubergines before but I want to grow them next year for a friend who makes Chutney and sells it for charity.  I've decided to go for Black Beauty and to grow them in a Superdome Tunnel on Plot 1 which will be placed parallel to the wall and will pick up a lot of direct sunlight and reflected heat from the wall. 

I'm also going to trial some other varieties out in the open, perhaps in the square foot gardening beds that I have planned for 2021. See In my Seed Box For 2021 - Aubergine for more information.  


Black Beauty from Seed Parade average 200 seeds for 99p plus P&P 

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