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WHAT DID YOU DO TODAY " in the garden or allotment"
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gwiz



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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:11 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

We now have a herb bed close to the kitchen
Spent the remainder of the day tidying up and pottering around.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just in for a cuppa having spent the last 2 hrs in the veg garden. Only one bed left to weed now and all will be ready for the new season. Can't wait, Hank I will try some seeds in the greenhouse this afternoon
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2016 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Done far too much this week.

Heeled in some chives into the soil on plot number one. Dug in the last of the compost on the vegetable side. Had a major tidy up in the shed - there was cardboard everywhere till I got it all neatly bagged up in old compost sacks. But cardboard is so good on the compost heap.

Have been plodding on down the renovation plot - area fine cleared of glass and debris and fertilised for tatties. Started raking moss off the bank. Could be a long job there. Need to get a lot of the bagged manure down to get an area ready for broad beans.

Have onion sets and broad beans in trays under fleece to get them away - too cold to put in the ground at the moment though the weeds are just beginning to show (good sign for the soil if not the work load).
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2016 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

second earlies in & muck spread ready for carrots next month. Onions going in tomorrow
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you plant carrots in muck? I've always been told they don't like it and that they like soil with not too many nutrients.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Christine wrote:
Do you plant carrots in muck? I've always been told they don't like it and that they like soil with not too many nutrients.


we tend to muck everything & they were giants last year, albeit some weird shapes
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

been off site for AGES what with work ish ,life generally and health not had much spare time but hope to be on a bit more from now ! didnt have the best of years last year growing wise most things bolted or generally just "did not do"hoping for a better season this time around.
 onions shallots and garlic seem to be doing ok ,tatties in and earthed up yesterday ,leeks started along with brassicas,b bean, runner, french,parsnips and celery, toms storming on "indoors "moving to the GH in morning " squash, pumpkin, cuc's, gherkins,peppers and melons ok so far inside  but weather is still not good beds are all ready just need the weather
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

glyn we had same problem ours was too much sun and too hot too long so everything bolted. We plan to have a shade cloth roof over next year I hope.

Weare planting out cabbage,colly, brocc and lettuce for winter veges. But still waiting for the Autumn rains  
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

potted on the runner beans for an early start,moved the  french out into the greenhouse along with the toms moved the brassicas to the cold frame ,weather is said to be improving later in the week ,fingers crossed
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 7:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On my long term plot, broad beans in, peas in, lines of beetroot and khol rabi seeds sown, carrots and parsnips in tubs, potatoes in tubs showing through, lettuce seedlings showing, fruit trees in full bloom, signs of flower seedlings under fruit trees, various sorts of beans in pots to get started off ready to plant on when strong enough - well that's one allotment fairly full then. Despite the unseasonable week of snow and stuff. There will be butternut squash to go in tubs too.

The renovation allotment has a lot of green manure showing through, strikes of gooseberry and raspberry planted in well manured areas, a few cranesbill geraniums in a line, some polyanthus in a well manured patch. I've ground prepared for "something" probably the brussels (well manured as none of the brassicas did brilliantly last year). There will be a couple of big pumpkins go in for some fun (big hole, bag of manure and a bit of good compost). I shall be quite happy to hand that plot back to committee to let out again next year.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought a squash plant and a pumpkin yesterday. Today, I'm going to plant them both on top of the old muck pile.
I also bought two cucumber plants to go in the polytunnel.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 9:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Up here we won't be planting out squash till next month as they are frost sensitive - that are there's a chilly weekend on my forecast (again).

Mind I have just potted on the sweet bell peppers, the jalapenos and the demon hot peppers into big tubs in the greenhouse before they walked out for themselves.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We got the Runners and French beans planted this Sunday. Our little herb bed by the side door was planted out earlier this year and is now filling out nicely.
I was going to plant out some tomatoes in a couple of grow-bags, but thought better of it as we always seem to get blight here for whatever reason, but there is always time to change my mind about them. Again.
The nasturtiums we planted out as seeds a week or so ago are beginning to poke through now (for salads).
If I can find a little space, we might put out a couple of courgette plants later.

Edit:

In a some-what bizarre quirk of fate, One of the beds of runner beans is out the front of our home next to a hammer-head turning plot.
When I got home from work on the Tuesday, I found my neighbor had reversed out of his home, lost control of his car, and completely flattened the retaining wall I'd built + the beans + the steel rose arch I was growing them up.
Have started the repairs. The rose arch will be OK, but will need a little oxy-propane to get it straight again!

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