31 thoughts on “Starting A Soft Fruit Bed – UK Allotment Garden

    Tamara Siegrist

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    New sub. Hi Kelly, your garden is amazing, looking forward to a lot of harvesting videos.

    Bethan's Kitchen & Garden

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Looking great Kelly, I would have been tempted to put two rhubarb crowns in that bed to give you the option of forcing them in alternate years but I do cram more in than I should 🥴😂. Everything is looking neat and tidy. Take care, Bethan 😊

    Cumbrian Homestead

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    It's all looking great Kel, the bushes will thrive in that bed.
    Yes, you can grow cordon red currants.
    If you can wait, take some 18" long cuttings this autumn. Rub of the bottom buds over about a foot. Once it roots, identify a leader and pinch back side shoots in summer and then to 2 buds in winter. Do this until it reaches the height you want.
    Hope that helps.
    Woody 👍👍

    Wildlife Garden Antics

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    The veg garden is looking amazing! You've worked so hard in such a short time. Truly inspirational 🙂

    Sow Enchanted

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Looks amazing 💚

    Rocco Conte

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Nice job Kelly , everything looks like its going to be off to a great start, glad i found your channel look forward to next video, good luck with all.

    Scott Head

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Love the strawberries! The spread will be beneficial.

    Joanne Barlow

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Nice work 👍. I can't believe how many growing beds you've created over the last year ~. Fantastic work. Well done!!!

    Bill & Val's Allotment's

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Hi Kelly fruit beds are looking marvelous as is whole plot now , you should be very proud as should your family providing them with the freshest produce they can get . All the best Bill and Val

    ggwildlife

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    excellent update looking to see how the new soft fruit bed matures.

    Chris's Garden.

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Where did you get the netting from for the strawberries?

    Benni L

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Nice strawberry plants, so nice of Alan.
    You’re going to harvest lovely soft fruit this year, Kelly.
    Well done.
    Best wishes.

    Hello Kelly, its a bit windy out here at the moment, waiting for my next call out. In my personal opinion the cutting may be too long, I leave about 6 inches above ground level, the cutting will use all the sap in the cutting to get as many buds growing as possible which may and only may not encourage it to form roots. Your growing space is a credit to your hard work. Stay safe my friend.

    ♻️Happy Gardening……..Terry King.

    Essayons Family Garden

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Looks great Kelly! I'll have to check our strawberry beds this weekend and our blueberries.
    Have a great rest of the weekend.
    Rob

    Denise falusi

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Looks great Kelly, we're still under lots of snow, so I'm really chomping at the bit watching all you guys doing stuff already.
    Have a great week x

    Becky's allotment

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Hi Kelly
    That's a spiky gooseberry. Those strawberries look amazing. Nice one Alan. The soft fruit bed looks fantastic and everything will have plenty of room to grow. The colour of the bark on your one blueberry plant is gorgeous.
    Take care
    Becky

    Country Life Crafts

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Wow, Kelly your garden has changed so much over the winter, you have worked really hard, well done. I am looking forward to seeing it fill up with lovely edibles and flowers over the summer 🙂

    Lorraine Owen

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Your kitchen garden is growing lovely! You are doing amazing ☺️ your hard work is paying off for sure!

    The dawn chorus Plot

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Hello Kelly, I hope the strawberries do well for you, you’ve certainly given them the best start possible, I’ve been checking back on my records and I’m pretty sure, the early ones are called “vibrant” and the main/mid season are called “Marshmello” all your plans are coming together nicely. In the short time you have been there you have come so far and done so much, so looking forward to seeing your progress in this new season , many thanks for sharing, kind regards

    alan🌿………….THE DAWN CHORUS PLOT

    Peanuts Peppers

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Great video as always.

    allotment life

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    rabbits? i love a rabbit pie. get the shot gun handy, kelly. only shoot the ones with a hubch on their backs. good for keeping the pie crust up. lol……………………brian

    Digwell Greenfingers

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Nice one Kelly! I just want to get on with mine now grrrrr!

    The Little Farmers Farm

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Hello!!
    Nice to see a gloved "Tickly" Hand in full use here Kel. If anyone will know it's woody and Terry.
    Alans done you proud here as well chick, looked like RAPUNSEL those roots… Once caged, that bed will be awesome for soft fruits… Love IT!!! … Loving that Trench Idea too, makes sense to me mate. 🙂

    Mary Ann Isaksen

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    It's looking great out there! Everything is so neat and tidy. You should be very proud. 

    Can't wait to see it all growing beautifully for you this season.

    Ronald Shaw - Car Park Growing Area

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Hi Kel, It's all coming together very nicely and it all looks fantastic, Catch on your next Kel, Take care.

    Tony's Gardens & Gizmo’s

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Looking fab Kelly! Brambles strangled my blueberries last year, so this year will be a re plant once i’ve taken care of the brambles.

    Marie Currie

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    The garden looks spectacular Kelly! You're an inspiration 😎🌱🍓👍

    I cut a bunch of gooseberries and blackcurrants a couple of years ago and stuck 'em in some pots. I got far too many new gooseberries in the end and not so many blackcurrants, you have to ask yourself though how many you need I suppose. You'll enjoy the new fruit area. The pine needles you are adding later will make a great mulch. 🙂 🍺

    Joyce Hennequin

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Wow Kelly your vegetable / fruit plots are looking fantastic,nice and tidy,that's how l like to keep mine.Looks like your going to be kept busy as it's quite a size 👌 lve been busy converting my allotment to raised beds and no dig beds,got a third done and ready to get sowing the rest will come in time.lts an expensive job filling in the raised beds but lve managed to get a very good deal on 18 50ltr bags of compost so that's a start eh.All the very best 🌱🌱🌱

    Old Redding Farm

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Everything looks really good !! I ABSOLUTELY love your intro its so nicely shot !! Those little row covers are so sweet and perfect!

    What I grow, NL allotment

    (May 7, 2020 - 12:08 pm)

    Hello Kelly, love that fruit patch, you will enjoy that later on! And the rhubarb in its own bed, well done. All looks tidy. I hope the cuttings will grow well too. Stay save and have a nice weekend, cooking 💚👩🏻‍🌾🍀

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