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Yesterday at 23:39:42 by jesssands
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Just a quick question please.
I have a pot that is bursting with narcissus bulbs.
They were kept in a hot old peoples home until they finished flowering.
I've got them at home now. Wondering, if to store them indoors until autumn for planting outside or plant them outside now?
Sorry for many years of absence on here. My life has been ridiculous!
April 04, 2024, 08:28:54 by Harry | Views: 2695 | Comments: 7

Sorry to be a total clueless newbie, but could someone give me an idiots guide to protecting my produce with nets.

At the allotments I see chickenwire, nylon nets of different hole sizes, nets as tunnels, nets made into cages. All sorts. Most raised off the ground, but some basically sat on the ground?

What cheap and simple netting strategy might I use to protect peas, carrots, onions, raspberries and maybe strawberries?
If I make tunnels, say over my peas, how high do I make them? do I have to keep increasing the height as they grow, or do I build them 3' tall to start with? 

Recommended cheap products? Hole size? Cages or tunnels? Fixing?

Oh, and we've been issued a mandate not to make nets that trap birds.

To weed under my nets, is there a simple strategy for lifting them out of the way each time with minimum faff.?
March 28, 2024, 15:20:00 by small
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I would have liked to post something about this in Edible Plants, but...
i've had to relinquish most of my veg growing, but have tended my asparagus bed through drought and floods (it's been underwater at times this winter) and I was hoping for my first pick this weekend. I should have covered the bed as soon as I saw the first spears appear, because the sky rats have got there first. They have ignored my huge parsley plants, which are normally stripped by now, and majored on my pride and joy.  I wish they would eat asparagus beetles instead...
March 27, 2024, 15:50:54 by SirLanceShallot | Views: 1085 | Comments: 0

Hi - I'm new. I'm a freelance writer and director of a community interest company, Growing Together Cornwall CIC.

I have been an allotment holder in Cornwall for about 5 years. 3 years ago I was diagnosed with colorectal cancer. As a result of treatment I am permanently disabled. This year we decided we could no longer stay on top of our plot and reluctantly gave it up. We had hoped that we might get an accessible plot (there are some raised beds near the parking) but they are in such a state and the ground around them so uneven we decided not to bother. It didn't help that we were told we couldn't have a shed to store tools along with being given a list of things we weren't allowed to do.

I am posting here because I am writing a feature for a national magazine about the state of accessibility of allotments. I have a had a good look through historical posts on here and it is clearly something that has been raised and has been a cause for concern. I would be most grateful for any insight members might give on the state of play with accessibility on allotments. I would also very much like to hear from any disabled allotment holders about your experiences, be they positive or, like mine, rather poor!

Many thanks.
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