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Lindsay

By Lindsay

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I’ve just been reading mazz’s blog, I too have ventured into veggie growing recently. Have tried a few things in the garden but my enthusiasm was greater than the space available and hubby and I took on an allotment this year. Got the key to the site late June, allotment had been abandoned for 6 years, you can imagine what its like! However we’re chipping away, and have managed to clear enough space to plant a few potatoes, some onions and leeks, 3 courgette plants, some dwarf french beans and some broccoli and caulis. Basically anything we could pick up as baby plants from markets or garden centres so late in the season! So far so good and we’ve already picked loads of beans and courgettes but were too inexperienced to know we should have protected the broc and caulis and then caterpillars demolished them almost overnight. I suspect we may end up learning a lot of lessons the hard way! Consolation is, I suppose, that we’re doing our bit for wildlife!

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You poor people suffering all those caterpillars. Send them all to Diohio, she loves them! How can we attack those caterpillars? Perhaps they don't like garlic? Worth a try. Perhaps google for: controlling caterpillars in vegie gardens, who knows what you find. Good luck. At least they left your beans and courgettes alone.

29 Aug, 2008

 

how exciting to have an allotment, you are very lucky, they are like gold dust around were i live, maybe if my garden works out i'll try an allotment too, it will be interesting to hear how you get on with the caterpillars, i'll keep reading all your blogs for advice. good luck.

29 Aug, 2008

lyd
Lyd
 

well done on getting an allotment theres a 10 year waiting list around here. im sure you'll learn as you grow, good luck

29 Aug, 2008

 

best of luck with the allotment.....our veg patch was an overgrown wilderness that hadn't been touched for years, brambles , nettles , old fallen tree , even half an old dingy and a roll of carpet!! which is why we went for the raised bed idea. just dig in plenty of manure etc and crop rotate, and remember .... excercise is good for you.......steve

30 Aug, 2008

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