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  1. Winter sowing

    by , 18-10-2009 at 07:46 PM
    I have a large polytunnel and am about to pull up all my tomotoes, beetroot, sweetcorn. What can I plant now to ensure a full 12 month supply of veg???? Or should I have planted something by now. I am an a self starter. Not keen on spinach or archicholes, asparagus etc but any other ideas kindly accepted.

    Thank you
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  2. Garden Update No 3

    by , 11-10-2009 at 05:35 PM
    How the time flies, well the beans finished cropping 2 weeks ago and I have a freezer full of them now, I have been so pleased with them but they did sucumb to blackfly really badly towards the last 2 weeks, didn't seem to affect the beans but looked unsightly, I tried blasting them off with the hosepipe when watering and brushing them off but it didn't work, anyone out there know of a remedy which would help for next year, I don't want to spray insecticides unless I have to. Ants are another problem ...
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  3. Lifting day

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    SMT
    , 11-10-2009 at 12:17 AM
    Well the lift when to plan. Thanks to a combined effort from everyone we managed to get the pumpkin out of the garden. She finally weighed in at 680lbs. Which was 9% heavier than I expected! People can view the pumpkin which is now on display at the new Barton Grange Garden Centre in Lancashire.
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  4. Pumpkin Weighing

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    SMT
    , 08-10-2009 at 01:14 AM
    Well this Saturday I shall find out the true weight of the pumpkin that I posted for the Virtual show. Fingers crossed for good weather and hopefully no slip ups when we lift it! Otherwise there may be sightings of a 600lb orange pumpkin rolling down the streets near Blackpool!
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  5. Catch up.

    by , 04-10-2009 at 04:15 PM
    Been a bit behind with news, all sweetcorn is harvested and in the freezer, my veg patch has been cleared and my largest compost bin contents have been spread over the larger patch.

    The smaller veg patch has now been converted into a Wildlife pond. It's about 2m by 2.5m and 1.5ft deep.

    It has weed from Dads pond, rock surround from Dad, bought 2 marginal plants, given another, and also has a small log pile nearby.

    So far the only wildlife that has ...
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