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Flowers Farm

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Hampshire
Just moved onto a smallholding
« on: August 23, 2012, 03:35:42 pm »
I have been dreaming of this for some years and have finally found a wonderful place.

My Chickens have taken to the new place as has the dog.

Now I need to get some stock in.

Large Black Weeners and some Lambs

Not sure what to plant in the Veg Patch any ideas ?

lill

  • Joined May 2011
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012, 03:52:18 pm »
Glad your dreams have came true, good luck for the future and welcome to the forum  :wave:

Bionic

  • Joined Dec 2010
  • Talley, Carmarthenshire
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012, 04:24:02 pm »
Welcome to the forum  :thumbsup:
You are in a nice part of the world. Glad you have found a place you like so much.
I am not great with veggies so I will leave the others to advise.
Sally
Life is like a bowl of cherries, mostly yummy but some dodgy bits

Rosemary

  • Joined Oct 2007
  • Barry, Angus, Scotland
    • The Accidental Smallholder
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 05:30:04 pm »
Hello and welcome from  :sunshine: Carnoustie  :wave:

Greenmoor

  • Joined Aug 2012
  • Lancashire
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 05:42:29 pm »
Hello and welcome  :wave:

Gemma

Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
  • South Lanarkshire
    • ScotHebs
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2012, 06:19:27 pm »
That's great you've got your smallholding now  :farmer: :thumbsup:
 
You can still put in things like winter brassicas, if you buy young plants - too late for seed. That would include spring cabbage, winter sprouting broccoli  :brocolli: and my favourite, kale of various kinds. 
 
In the salad bed you can sow mizuna which is winter hardy, and lambs lettuce which is tiny but easy to grow (you eat the whole little plant). 
 
If you sow them right now, and give some cloche protection - and slug protection - you might just get a crop of quick growing dwarf french beans (choose an 'early' variety - it just means they mature more quickly).  I wouldn't try it up here in Scotland but I have a son living in Hampshire for whom this will work.   
 
You can also plant overwintering onions (Japanese onions) which are ready in late spring, long before maincrop onions. 
 
Garlic goes in in about November to give larger heads than spring sown crops.
 
Under cover you can plant a few first early potato tubers to get a few spuds for Christmas. :spud:
 
From November on is the time to plant fruit trees, canes and bushes, rhubarb, strawberries and so on. :pear: :apple: :blackberry: :cherry: :rasp:
 
Once you've run out of things to plant you can prepare the area for spring sowing  ;D
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darkbrowneggs

  • Joined Aug 2010
    • The World is My Lobster
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 07:46:51 pm »
 :wave: Well done and welcome
 
Some good idea there from Fleecewife.  I think you can also plant aspargus now, and strawberry runners  - Oh I see she mentioned Strawberry runners as well  :D 
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Bumblebear

  • Joined Jun 2012
  • Norfolk
    • http://southwellski.blogspot.co.uk/
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 07:50:16 pm »
 :wave: from Norfolk :D

Brucklay

  • Joined Apr 2010
  • Perthshire
    • Brucklay Pygmy Goats
    • Facebook
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2012, 08:02:48 pm »
Welcome to the forum -  :excited:  on your getting your holding - sorry only weeds and animals here - I'm sure you'll do better
Pygmy Goats, Shetland Sheep, Zip & Indie the Border Collies, BeeBee the cat and a wreak of a building to renovate!!

Mammyshaz

  • Joined Feb 2012
  • Durham
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2012, 08:03:15 pm »
Hello and welcome from Durham  :wave:

Beewyched

  • Joined Feb 2011
  • South Wales
    • tunkeyherd.co.uk
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2012, 08:11:03 pm »
Hiya & welcome  :wave:  from a  :gloomy:  West Scotland - glad to see you've found your dream place  :thumbsup:
 
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Lesley Silvester

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • Telford
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2012, 09:11:17 pm »
 :wave:  and welcome from an overcast Shropshire and congratulations on getting your smallholding.  Now all the fun starts.   :excited:
 
Broad beans are another veg that can go in this time of year.

bangbang

  • Guest
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2012, 10:31:03 pm »
 :wave:Hi!
Warm welcome from sunny Aberdeenshire......A shire full of vegetables! :innocent:

Bramblecot

  • Joined Jul 2008
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2012, 11:04:48 pm »
Welcome to the world of small :farmer: ! May your seeds always sprout and your harvests ripen  ;D .  Good luck in your new venture.

WarescotFarm

  • Joined Jun 2012
Re: Just moved onto a smallholding
« Reply #14 on: August 27, 2012, 09:33:56 pm »
 :wave: from Essex  :raining:
Miniature Falabella, Pygmy Goat, 2 Glouster Old Spots, 1 Long Island Red, 1 Light Sussex, 1 Dark Sussex, 1 Silkie, 1 Magpie Duck and hopefully some more chicks and ducklings due to hatch soon!

 

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