A Homemade Life
Welcome to Homemade Life.

To take full advantage of everything offered by our forum, please log in if you are already a member or join our community if not ....

Chilli-head
A Homemade Life
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Who is online?
In total there is 0 user online :: 0 Registered, 0 Hidden and 0 Guests :: 1 Bot

None

Most users ever online was 112 on 8th October 2020, 7:09 am
Latest topics
» What have I done in the workshop today?
by Dandelion 2nd December 2022, 1:12 pm

» What are you harvesting today?
by Dandelion 2nd December 2022, 1:12 pm

» Wartime marrow casserole
by Dandelion 18th October 2022, 4:42 pm

» New Kiva loan
by Dandelion 6th September 2022, 9:21 pm

» Late sowings in August ... beans ?
by Ploshkin 11th August 2022, 9:29 am

» Come August, come night in the garden
by Chilli-head 4th August 2022, 3:29 pm

» Welcome guest
by Ploshkin 31st July 2022, 9:16 am

» The Jolly July Garden
by Ploshkin 19th July 2022, 11:38 am

» More mead ...
by Chilli-head 13th July 2022, 12:52 pm

» The June garden thread
by Dandelion 25th June 2022, 9:55 pm

» Plastic bags
by Dandelion 5th June 2022, 7:28 pm

» The merry May garden
by Dandelion 31st May 2022, 10:04 pm

» Fooling around in the April garden
by freebird 1st May 2022, 8:33 am

» March into the garden
by Dandelion 1st April 2022, 7:26 pm

» Mow Suggestions
by freebird 29th March 2022, 5:48 pm

» Some thoughts on resilience
by Ploshkin 12th March 2022, 2:23 pm

» February garden action !
by Dandelion 24th February 2022, 1:57 pm

» Rising prices
by Dandelion 8th February 2022, 8:50 am

» Preparing for winter
by Ploshkin 7th February 2022, 8:56 pm

» January garden plans
by FloBear 3rd February 2022, 7:49 pm

Statistics
We have 264 registered users
The newest registered user is jzuver

Our users have posted a total of 48023 messages in 2413 subjects
Donate to our chosen Charity
Armchair gardening in December Kiva10
Homemade Life forum supports Kiva micro-loans: supporting people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. You can donate here
Pages we like:

Armchair gardening in December Hca_button

HML on FaceBook

Armchair gardening in December

2 posters

Go down

default Armchair gardening in December

Post by Chilli-head 1st December 2017, 11:32 pm

That's mostly what I have planned - planning and seed ordering.  

I've been trying to reflect on what we actually eat, and what we have to buy a lot of.  It is always tempting to experiment with new and obscure crops (no ? well it is for me !), but I often find that they are useful for only a dish or two.  Whereas we always need to buy carrots, brassica, often peas, usually at least a few bags of onions, fruit, ...

Some of these things it is just that I need to grow more, some it needs more thought on varieties to have nearer to a whole year supply - onions, brassica particularly.

Other jobs for winter are fixing the allotment fence to keep out the muntjac, and fitting a gutter to the shed to fill the water butt - the allotment society are kicking up a fuss about water use, I agree in principle but do suspect some personal vendettas are involved too.


Last edited by Chilli-head on 5th January 2018, 11:58 am; edited 1 time in total
Chilli-head
Chilli-head
Admin and Boss man

Posts : 3295
Join date : 2010-02-23
Location : Bedfordshire

Back to top Go down

default Re: Armchair gardening in December

Post by freebird 4th December 2017, 11:11 pm

I am still actually gardening. Moved my fruit bushes into the fruit cage, now they are dormant, and moved rhubarb crowns to a new spot that is not in the rain shadow of next-door's 60 foot conifers. While I am at it, rearranging the autumn raspberries that have started to relocate and wander away from their original bed.

All the new planting is being mulched with garden compost (nothing but soil in the actual planting hole), then covered with cardboard for weed suppression, and then another mulch of the weed-free stable manure on top.
freebird
freebird

Posts : 2242
Join date : 2011-10-19
Age : 66
Location : Powys

Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum