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  1. The bees are back in town

  2. My front windowsill

    by , 12-04-2012 at 03:27 PM
    Here be a peak at what's growing there.
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    Tomatoes nearest camera and peppers next to window.

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    Mix of Jalapeño and Cayenne peppers

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    Main sill, from left to right, Rosemary cutting, oregano, basil, the Mrs flowers, pot with Thyme and Dill, mix of coriander and mix of all aforementioned peppers.
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  3. Sowing and showing

    by , 11-04-2012 at 04:04 PM
    3 zuccini emerging
    boltardy all up
    most of radish up
    apache onions up
    Lisbon showing
    a few watercress emerging
    Patiogro radish ready for harvesting

    Potted up rooted lemongrass
    Heavy prune and repot with perlite Lemon Verbena. Prunings used as cuttings in 12 module block.

    Moved pea shots from pot into bed 1 square. Close sowing of leftovers led to quite a few rotting.

    Bought smaller Lemon Verbena and 2 black ...
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  4. With April, come the showers.

    by , 09-04-2012 at 04:37 PM
    With the country in the throes of a drought, you’d think that April showers were something of a God send. Finally, the arid earth of the hobbitland allotment would be quenched. The easter weekend passed with the lotment being left to it’s own devices; I was elsewhere, but it was most definitely at the fore of mind. The plan had been to use Easter Monday to sink potatos. Alas, the April showers suggested other things ought to be done.

    It was grim this morning, when the curtains were ...
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  5. Couple of days on

    by , 09-04-2012 at 09:47 AM
    Morning all.

    Busy morning, sown some carrots (32 now, and sets of 32 at and of the months to July, now I've looked at me seed packet), 40+ red onion sets, 60 ish onion sets, about 30 shallots, did a random square foot cast of white lisbon spring onions and a row of peas. On the north end (left) I've planted some quick salad leaves while I wait for my tomatoes and better weather. Oh, i've planted out some marigolds too and some flowers at back. I'm not getting hedges till later in ...
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