38 thoughts on “Rachael’s Allotment | Garlic Scapes, Soft Fruit & Sunny Plot Days

    Margaret Mitchell

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Hi – lovely allotment! (Did you know you can open feed bags by pulling one strand of the cotton sewn across the top – you do have to pick the right end though)

    My Homemade Life

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Fab video Rachael! I’m having the same problem with my carrot seeds, keep getting eaten by something! Need some veggie sheeting I think πŸ€”

    McDan Johnboy

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Meaty vegetable,. Looks yummy

    Paul -Johnno- Johnson

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Get me legs ooot !!!! Ha ha ha that made me laughter, I had trouble like that after using 6X !! That apart ya plots looking good girl xx

    Tina's Garden

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    I love your chicken

    Rebecca Suzanne Rustigian

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Check the soil beneath your mulched walkways. If it's more moist then your actual growing bed, you might consider mulching your growing bed almost up to each plant. This should help you save water and as your mulch degenerates it will enrich the soil in your growing bed.

    Anja H

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Fantastic video! Exactly what I needed while I'm stuck in bed with a head cold. Looking forward to that scape pesto recipe!
    Rachel – I invested in a batter-powered strimmer this year and it has changed my life. It obviously doesn't kill weeds, but it keeps them at bay until I can get to them and it also edges my paths and garden borders. I highly recommend!

    Simply Garden

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Thank you for the update. You garden with great enthusiasm. Great job getting the weeding done despite the heat. I never saw your channel before so I subscribed. If you'd like to check out my channel please feel free to subscribe. Thank you

    mark bannister

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    looking good both x

    Horti Hugo

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Nicely filmed with good information. Garlic scape pesto sounds delicious πŸ˜‹ . Carrots should come on very nicely. All the best, Hugh

    Joyce Hennequin

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Hi Rachel πŸ™‹ lm a bit late in seeing this video but never mind,your looking the picture of health bonny lass and the girls hiding there eggs lol how funny was that,made me laugh anyway.Its all looking good and yes this heat wave is really taking its toll on the plot and ourselves,we are very lucky we have lots of water on the allotment l know lots of people who have none.All the very best Joyce πŸ˜₯πŸ’•

    The Crafty War Crone

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    We just harvested our garlic scapes too. Try doing pickled scapes, they are fantastic!

    The Undiscovered Country

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    What a wonderful video this is πŸ™‚ Yes you are absolutely right about the temperature, it makes no sense ????????? It made me laugh at the end with your improvised escape tool the hoe to defeat the nettles, Wow who'd have thought the hens would do that! ! !! !!!!!

    Fensterfarm Greenhouse

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Looking good Rachael! My garlic didn't do well this year at all. First time i had a bad crop of this variety of hard neck garlic!
    Chuck

    Gardiner's Plot

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    great video! garlic is looking fab, mine was a bit of a flop this year. the joys of livestock! lol.

    Shuna2011

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    I have one of those knives too. Do use it for between the paving slabs, sometimes……. I also use it for EVERYTHING! Brilliant tool.

    50 shades of green

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    🌸🌻🌹πŸ₯’πŸ… good day to you Rachael !! another awesome allotment update and tour of the plot !! Everything is looking amazing πŸ…πŸ₯’πŸŒΉπŸŒ»πŸŒΈπŸŒΆοΈ

    cliff tunstall

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Why not put your nettles to good use by making "nettle tea", a very good source of nitrogen. You can find a recipe on YouTube.

    sierra hiker

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    think about it , only 20 more and tou le be there !!!

    mrsgbee

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Allotment is looking lovely. You certainly got a harvest for all your hard work. You can cut the string tail off your poultry feed sack, one end, back to the sack and get the single string side and pull it, it should unpick the string in a second and no need to tear the sacks. Just a trick I learnt hope it helps.

    manzoor shah

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Beautiful

    Guru Murphinda

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    It's all looking so so great mate… Top stuff… Loving the uploads…

    ATB from Little Farmer James and the Little Farmers Farm. x

    Desi Gardening

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Put soil around the the plant and mulch it and water in middle of soil in base of plant they will pickup

    Flat Broke Frank

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Waves at yer mum!

    cliff tunstall

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Just maybe your chickens are becoming a little broody as this is what some of them do as they prepare for family increase. Don't despair, you look just as good in shorts, so long as you are comfortable in this current spell of heat, nice tan too. On the downside, your commentary was rather weak on the early part of your video but otherwise another excellent video. x

    patricia brown

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Have you checked for red mites in nest box I was told that's why they lay in other places just a thought great allotment

    anneirenej

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Nice. Those sneaky chickens. Mine always prefer a bush to a nest box for laying their eggs. Looks like you had a lovely day with your Mom.

    billsbasementworkshop

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Hi,

    What is the float test? Nice vid by the way.

    Regards,

    bill.

    Deirdre Collins

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Rachael your mom is gorgeous! Another great vlog. Thank you

    Danielle Diakoff-King

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Looking good Rachel! I need to work out. Any tips?

    Txnative7

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Great update! What a beautiful young lady! Very hot/dry here. Garden on!

    Anita Vinesett

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Hi Rachael, Would love to see a video of you making the garlic pesto it sounds yummy i love garlic in and on so many things.Love that you let them grow and then cut and turn into food instead of throwing it on the compost pile. Can you make a few video's of what you do with some of the squash when it is harvested love it and always like seeing different ways of making them.Glad to see the wasp didn't create another hive on you. It's a shame the other goose berry bush got mildew it was loaded with berries when you lifted the branch up last time.What do you make with the current berries? I vote for going back and gettting the jeans on and get those berries the birds might get them it you don't lol. Hope everything else going on in your life is going well.Thanks for sharing til next time stay cool.

    allan turner

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Lovely update Rachael…love your chickens…have the same problem with the pesky sparrows

    Joseph Onesta

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Will the chickens like to eat those big weed seed fronds that look like sorghum?

    Kim in Canada

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    So cute! Sly hens…

    Bill's Allotments 2 Plots of Heaven

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Hi your chickens are looking great and so is your garlic we do our carrots in buckets and high beds and you look lovely in shorts all the best bill and val

    TheGreatJub Jibbo

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    Great update. Those crafty chickens, eh? πŸ˜‚

    Steven Dowden

    (August 8, 2018 - 12:43 am)

    smashing update well done rachael

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