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  1. All change, but pressing on

    by , 04-10-2011 at 08:56 PM
    The plans for a large polytunnel have been shelved for now, with new plans for smaller tunnels over each bed being the new plan.

    I have ear-marked an area for the beds and built a compost bin. The next step is the asparagus bed. Hopefully I will get onto that this weekend.

    My friends who live round the corner keep farm animals and I am looking after them this week. I may have to ask for some manure in return. Just need to work out what i can use and if it needs to rot ...
  2. Getting back to business

    by , 22-09-2011 at 11:09 AM
    Feels like it has been ages since I have grown anything. I have moved house in the last year so had to give up my allotment. A sad event. Since then I ahve been doing up a house, so my thoughts haven't been on grow your own.

    Now things are starting to come together at home, I am ready to spend some time outdoors. I am on my local allotment list and third in line. It doesn't sound a long list, but the two people ahead of me are the same two people who were on the list last year. ...
  3. Sat 7th March 2009

    by , 09-03-2009 at 04:32 PM
    Lazy day this Saturday just gone. Was supposed to go up the plot and dig over the potato beds, well two out of six. I just wasn't feeling up to it really. I had been out the ngiht before (not drinking as I was driving) and didn't get home until 2am. Tut.

    Had an easy day sat on the very small patio outside my back door and repotted a few plants. My peppers needed to be planted on into their own pots, as did the brussel sprouts, broccolli and purple sprouting broccolli.

  4. Broadies

    by , 23-02-2009 at 04:25 PM
    Hi all

    Today I went to Wilkinson's and bought lots more seeds and tray I don't really need, but can't help myself.

    I finally got up the allotment today. First time since the snow. Everything seemed to survive quite nicely. I got my broad beans in. They vary between 4 and 8 inches tall.

    I also sorted out the walk in plastic greenhouse. I got some staging from instore yesterday (two sets of four) which were assembled and fixed into place today.

    Updated 23-02-2009 at 07:11 PM by Jameslovell

  5. 15th Feb 2009 - Replant Garlic

    by , 15-02-2009 at 07:42 PM
    So after my four posts already today, I forgot to say what I actually did today.

    So I rearrange my mini plastic greenhouse to give my broad beans some more space and light. I also finally sorted out the garlic which were a bit of a disaster. The elephant and solent wight garlic roots had all merged into one mass but with loads of green shoots, some up to 4-5 inches. They are all now in their own pots, waiting for me to sort myself out and get the final beds ready for planting. Wish ...
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