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  1. Long time away from Blog

    by , 20-06-2009 at 09:23 PM (Blog of an Urban Gardener)
    Not posted here for sometime,too busy in the garden!

    Things are looking good, first bag of potatoes have been tipped out.Broad beans have swelled nicely and ready for picking, Pak Choi are huge, Peas are ready to pick, tomatoes are flowering! Looks like we're in for a feast very soon.
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  2. Garden Bennet! 30

    by , 20-06-2009 at 04:39 PM
    This morning, I created what will be a small herb bed by digging over a rectangular patch, about 3'x4', in the grass between three of my gooseberry bushes. I marked the edges with old bricks sunk in the ground, and will leave it for the inverted turves to rot down a bit before planting herbs in it: I've got rosemary in another part of the garden to transplant there, and thyme, lemon thyme and chives in fibre pots in a tray of water on the kitchen window ledge, and will also get sage and maybe one ...
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  3. Yellowing beans

    by , 18-06-2009 at 01:51 PM
    New to this gardening stuff so can anyone help have planted some dwarf french beans (which i grew from seed so proud) they have now gone into the soil with three corgettes planted in the middle of them and they have started to go a yellowy green the corgettes as well , the cabbage or cauli cant remmember what it is on either side of them are beautifull they have also started to produce beans is this too early do i need to pull them off?? any advice welcolme
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  4. Posting seedlings

    by , 17-06-2009 at 12:49 PM
    I thought I'd share with y'all how I posted some of my chilli seedlings to a couple of the other board members. I didn't want to buy any cusom seedling holders so I thought I'd go all Blue Peter with what I had lying around the office.

    What you need:
    1) Sticky-back plastic (obviously)
    2) Some OHP acetate sheets (I had some coloured ones left over)
    3) Cling film
    4) Sandwich bag ties

    1: Prepare your seedlings
    Water beforehand, and prick ...
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  5. What I'm Growing

    by , 17-06-2009 at 11:24 AM
    I thought I'd post a picture of the immense amount of veg I've managed to fit into my little chicken-proof area of the patio:



    So, we have:
    1: Saxon potatoes
    2: Orla potatoes
    3: Onions (mixed red and white)
    4: Dunluce potatoes
    5: San Marzano tomatoes
    6: Ferline tomatoes
    7: Fantasio tomatoes
    8: Cambridge Favorite and honeoye strawberries
    9: Black Enorma ...
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