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  1. Jan 29 Rotovating

    by , 29-01-2008 at 07:58 PM
    Well at last some energy and time to get my new toy inaugurated! Got the Mantis tiller fully assembled , fuel sorted and mixed and gave it that first yank on the starter and soon enough off it went. Quite straightforward and you get a technique going that works the soil down to the depth you want. It was a little heavy going in places as clay content quite high and despite fine weather it does clag up the tines eventually.
    The spot I chose had potatoes last year so was quite open already ...
    Histon allotment
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  2. Jobs done!

    by , 29-01-2008 at 06:50 PM
    I bought a Hoe ho ho on Sunday and whilst at the GC decided I would buy some seed potatoes (just in) and have a go at growing some in a pot. We ordered 120 litres of compost and a big plastic planter thing, I reckon it'll be big enough for four seedlings (I've got ten so will have to get some more recepticles from somewhere). The compost was delivered today and the potatoes are chitting as we speak. I'll plant them out in about three weeks.
    I also got the evergreen planted in the bed ...
  3. It's not a competition

    by , 28-01-2008 at 10:20 AM
    I'd like to see a bit more common sense at this time of year.

    Growing your own is not a competition (unless you show stuff, of course ).

    It doesn't matter if you don't sow two months earlier than the seed packets tell you to.

    Don't be fooled by what other people are doing, consider your own situation.

    Ask yourself some questions:

    1) where am I gardening? Do I have the "average" conditions that the books ...

    Updated 28-01-2008 at 10:21 AM by Cutecumber

  4. oh woe is blueberry...

    by , 28-01-2008 at 09:52 AM
    Well a bit of disappointment this weekend, went to Wilkos to get my Blueberries and they didn't have any :-(

    On the hugely plus side despite the best efforts of huge winds the green house stayed standing, lost a couple of the temporary plastic panes that I'd put in but that was it, so a huge relief there.

    Got to see the garlic in daylight as well, it's coming on great guns so well happy with that, plus the frost we had last night will do them some good.
  5. Sunday 27/1/08

    by , 27-01-2008 at 06:54 PM
    Got a couple of yards of digging done - cleared the carrots (useless) in the process.

    Note to self - don't bother with carrots, too much wireworm here!