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The allotment this year

Discussion in 'Allotments Discussion' started by stephenprudence, May 29, 2018.

  1. stephenprudence

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    Just two pics showing how the allotment is shaping up. I'll divulge on more detail soon.IMG_20180529_194909713.jpgIMG_20180529_195036529.jpg
     
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      For those who don't know already (I have been absent for a while)

      The top photo of of the fruit area and the bottom photo is of the veg area.

      Ill list below what I'm growing in each area.

      Fruit:

      Permanent fruit plantings:
      - Acca sellowiana (Pineapple Guava)
      - Ficus carica 'Brown Turkey' (Brown Turkey Fig)
      - Pomegrante 'Dwarf'
      - Ugni molinae 'Ka-Pow' (Chilean Guava 'Ka-Pow')
      - Vitis vinifera 'Chardonnay' (Chardonnay Grape)
      - Vitis vinifera 'Black Hamburg' (Black Hamburg Grape)
      - Ribes uva-crispa 'Hinnomaki Red' (Gooseberry 'Hinnomaki Red')
      - Ribes uva-crispa 'Hinnomaki Green' (Gooseberry 'Hinnomaki Green')
      - Citrus mitis (Calamondin Orange)
      - Ribes rubrum (Red Currant)
      - Ribes rubrum 'White Grape' (White Currant)
      - Ribes nigrum (Black Currant)
      - Ribes aureum (Golden Currant)
      - Rubus fruticosus (Blackberry)
      - Rubus idaeus (Raspberry)
      - Vaccinium sect. cyanococcus (Blueberry)
      - Vaccinium subg. oxycoccus (Cranberry)
      - Solanum lanciniatum (Kangaroo Apple)
      - Pyrus communis (Pear)
      - Olea europaea (Olive)

      Seasonal/Tender Fruit

      - Fragaria x ananassa (Cultivated strawberry)
      - Fragaria vesta (Alpine Strawberry)
      - Physalis peruviana (Inca Berry)
      - Solanum betaceum (Tamarillo)
      - Vasconcellea pubescens (Moutain Papaya)

      Future additions

      - Citrus reticulata 'Clementine' (Clementine)
       
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        Vegetables

        - Spring Onion 'White Lisbon'
        - Garlic
        - Onion (Red)
        - Courgette
        - Rhubarb
        - Runner Bean 'Czar'
        - Mangetout Pea 'Bijou'
        - Sugar Snap pea
        - Sweetcorn
        - Brussels Sprout 'seven hills'
        - Calabrese Cabbage
        - Amaranth 'red Curtains'
        - Callalloo (Amaranth)
        - Potatoes
        - Tomato (Grushovka)
         
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          Hi @stephenprudence i'm not a grower regarding allotments like many members but you've done yourself proud there mate and the organisation of it [​IMG] and the fruit and veg your doing is quite a variety [​IMG]
           
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            My amazon wishlist is growing as I'm now adding some of those fruits you listed above! Any tips on growing chilean guava?, I've wanted one for years and might finally put my hand in my pocket and get one this year!
             
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              Your putting them in the wrong section on Amazon [​IMG]...it should be shopping list [​IMG]
               
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                Plant it and let it grow.. it's easy and fast and will provide fruit in its first/second year.
                 
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                  Thank you Gail.. I want to change it every year. This year I'm growing Amaranth in what I call the experimental bed. Next year I will grow Fuchsia for berries. The year after I will grow Wasabi. Its all good fun if nothing else.
                   
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                    Hello Stephen your welcome [​IMG]...well I do give you credit and the way it's all been planned out and good of you keep trying different varieties every year.. as it's giving yourself further knowledge on new veg and fruits :yay:
                     
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                    Hi Stephen, it looks very neat!

                    Have you space for an Asparagus bed, it takes about 3 years to establish but is well worth it.

                    Also I recommend a slightly unusual veg in Sea Kale. I'm picking it now and have been for the last month, it tastes like a cross between asparagus and broccoli. It's fully hardy, bullet proof and very low maintenance. It doesn't need netting as rabbits, pigeons and butterflies ignore it. Leave it to flower and it's a mass of white - an added bonus.
                     
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                      It's also got a big edible root :)
                       
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                        Oh don't get recommending this John...it's nothing but a flusher [​IMG] veg :phew:
                         
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                        I hardly dare ask but does it have some sort of effect on you Gail?
                         
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                          [​IMG] it does constantly [​IMG] about every 15 minutes...mind you it must be helping my kidneys I suppose ;)

                          What is asparagus and when is it in season?
                          Asparagus is a spear-like vegetable that is a member of the lily family. It’s typically in season in the UK from April until June, traditionally starting 23 April (St George’s Day) and ending on the summer solstice in June. The majority of asparagus is green in colour, but you can also get white and purple varieties too.

                          Nutritional benefits of asparagus
                          Asparagus is packed full of goodness including vitamin A, an essential nutrient that helps to protect our eyes, skin and immune system, plus vitamin C which helps to strengthen our capillaries and is involved in collagen formation. Asparagus is also a good source of vitamin K, used in bone formation and blood clotting, and may reduce the risk of diabetes.

                          Asparagus also contains folic acid, important for making blood cells. Folic acid is also an essential nutrient during pregnancy as it is needed for foetal development. Just 150g of asparagus will provide the total recommended daily intake of folic acid for most adults (200mcg). The NHS recommends that pregnant women get 400mcg folic acid a day.

                          Asparagus has long been known for its diuretic properties, meaning it's good for helping to flush out the kidneys and may help in the prevention of kidney stones. It also has anti-inflammatory effects, so may relieve inflammatory conditions.
                           
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