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- 18-09-2011, 06:43 PM #17
Raised beds made a big difference to my wettish clayish veggie plot. that and lots of home-made compost. Good luck : - )
- 18-09-2011, 07:45 PM #18
Cheers, my lovelies.
Ma is now sulking, and making eyes at me. I shall be standing firm, in this parent-child scenario. What we have, is more than enough.
Cheers, Rusty, that is indeed the plan. I am going to clear my plot though, I'm finickity that way. So I can have a blank canvas, and I will most likely then complain about it. Start with the onions et cetra, and then have a bash at it properly in the new year. I have a few spring hero cabbages, that I might experiment with. If they come to nothing, it's all pennies, isn't.
I think it is clay, but the soil looks nice. I almost did a victory dance, when I saw wiggly woo the worm. Ma and Grandad Mike were also jabbering on about frogs. Apparently, Grandad Mike jumped and turned the air as blue as the...well, Blues. Froggy was unharmed.
Lottie Secretary did say about a leaf mold. So I will get onto that soon. There is a lot of waste, too much if ever that applied to be composted. Ma and mike counted up the bags, I'd given up counting.
Brambles are vicious creatures, dotted around the plot.
This is the whole thing again, I didn't take it properly yesterday. I'm standing on the very end. My bit, goes up to the bags are, past where granddad mike is stood trying not to fall over. There's a bit on the foreground that has been cleared a little.
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- 18-09-2011, 08:19 PM #19
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That's a decent sized patch. You're going to have loads of fun and this time next year ..... tonnes of veg
- 19-09-2011, 07:27 AM #20
Feels very big to me! Will be a serious mission to get it cleared and then ship shape. I will be much happier when I can see the dirt and turn it over. Making me, in the interim, absolutely terrified. Can dig up and dig in fishy bone and blood stuff. Reading about clay has some what scared me further! I would like to make the best of it though, im an optimist. There are lots of things in my seedbox and coming in the post. As long as i leave space for Palak and coriander-which Ma will think is her baby.
And i do want pumpkins and squashes. I'm all too bouyed by the one pumpkin I did get. Lottie secretary encouraged me to get cracking between now and Christmas. Just need to get it done!
- 19-09-2011, 07:47 AM #21
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There's never too much waste to compost Hobbit. You'll be surprised how quickly it rots down to almost nothing. Don't try to compost the brambles though. Are you allowed bonfires? You could stack the brambles in a pile and burn them on Bonfire night.
- 19-09-2011, 11:28 AM #22
There is loads, Rusty, and probably all of it is compostable. It's all being returned to mother earth and the universe. Brambles are the devil in disguise.
We can do bonfires, in Novemeber. The cretinous things are evil. Probably will have to burn them.
- 19-09-2011, 11:32 AM #23
Napalm, napalm, napalm.A simple dude trying to grow veg. http://haywayne.blogspot.com/
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- 19-09-2011, 11:51 AM #24
Grass is dead, as the lottie secretary has doused it with weedkiller. Have to scoop the grass and then dig. S'like collecting the shed coats from a small population of tribbles. It's a small mercy that it's not alive with the sound of music or something. Once I find a wind up radio, that might change...but yes, I've not got it bad. Another plot had six foot high weeds.