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captainhastings

Had to do it

I showed my inexperience today I couldn't help my self and planted a short row of earlies. Layed some horse manure in the trench then a layer of dry compost from my bin and sat them in that. Worst that can happen is it costs me a dozen seed spuds
I will make sure they are kept earthed up when any frosts are about and the netting will help.


Picked some more cabbage and leeks made a good leek and potato soup when I got back


purple sprouting has started but I am not sure how healthy the plants are


spring cabbage and starting to come to life hopefully they will heart up (durham early)


broad beans are flowering so not sure if they will pull through. Plenty just sown though to replace them in toilet rolls inserts


gave the garlic a weeding


another couple of weeks and it will be time for a tart
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kaz

What a wonderfully neat garden
Happy Eating
sod

Well done all the best with the spuds  
captainhastings

should see it on a bad day kaz
 
sapphire

Looks good    Happy eating!
Digindeep

That's looking great Captain,

Notice your using Debris netting, use to use it down the allotment myself, helped no end to keep out unwanted visitors.
Still got loads from the plots, now stored down the garden, to be used sometime in the future.

How was your soil ref' digging over, mine is still very claggy, forever cleaning off the fork.

Best of luck with those spuds, understand your impatience, suffer the same myself     Watch out for Jack though
captainhastings

Digindeep wrote:
That's looking great Captain,

Notice your using Debris netting, use to use it down the allotment myself, helped no end to keep out unwanted visitors.
Still got loads from the plots, now stored down the garden, to be used sometime in the future.

How was your soil ref' digging over, mine is still very claggy, forever cleaning off the fork.

Best of luck with those spuds, understand your impatience, suffer the same myself     Watch out for Jack though



Yes if I am honest it is still to wet but drying out every day now fingers crossed the weather holds. Got some more digging that I can do today on my second plot which I took over in October. Just digging it over rough and yanking out the weeds
Carnach

The croft is just bog at the moment.  The area the pigs cleared in the autumn has pools of standing water. I can't remember a day without rain since November so it will be ages before I can even get a spud in the ground.

All your produce is looking so good! Truly envious!
confused

My old Dad always had a row of Epicure in by the 28th of feb,
There is an old saying he used to quote  :- Plant by the 28th of feb , ready by term day , (28th of may ) He said it came from when farm workers used to move jobs on the 28th of feb +28th nov, term times , he says the old men used to get two crops of early tatties one from each garden , the first one by 28th of feb and the second one planted on the 28th may  and ready by mid August ,
I Planted 12 Fir Apple , on Friday , planted under cardboard , and a load of garden compost used to form a ridge over them .
Digindeep

Fir Apple, one of my favourites, but bally tasty.
Have heard of this 28th Feb before...double planting so to speak....never tried it...
There again was so late planting last year, due to the weather, it was not far off May by the time they went in.
Not the best crop I've ever had, fine tatties, not very big and not as many as usual....
Best of luck with the P.F.A....lets us all know the outcome...

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