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  1. Poo and Paths

    by , 09-02-2008 at 03:21 PM
    Got loads done today after a week watching and waiting while youngest daughter poorly and home from school.

    Manure dug in, not enough as expected. Ordered two barrows when Young Farmers come round selling it at end of month. Finally cleared back of plot too. Laid cobble brick path/bed separators. Beginning to look very quaint and pottagey. Planted some garlic and about to upend and sort early tatties for planting soon. New to Tatties, didn't have room before.

    Hard ...
  2. Starting to get things moving

    by , 09-02-2008 at 03:10 PM
    Had little chance to do much over the past few weeks but managed to get one or two jobs done last week.

    Previous tennant had left lots of old timber boards on the plot which I cleared to one side and left to dry out last year, even so they still attracted lots of slugs and wood lice so I decided to burn them and use the ashes on the compost heap. The burned really well and it wasn't long before the more hardy of us who had braved a frosty morning were gathered round the fire with ...

    Updated 09-02-2008 at 03:11 PM by Digger-07

  3. Still rainin!

    by , 08-02-2008 at 12:52 AM
    Just a quickie (fnarr fnarr)
    I am picking up more boxes all the time and am now getting referrals from who are, I suppose, my main competitor - happy days !
    Picked and packed my boxes for tomorrows deliveries - contents this week are from the following - tatties, carrots, onions, cabbage, swede, squash, beetroot, leeks, brussels, parsley.
    Baby Niamh is brilliant but I can never get used to the chaos and devastation someone that small and independently immobile can cause - that's ...
  4. Propagation 7.2.08

    by , 07-02-2008 at 05:00 PM
    Well just everything going along ok with each visit trying to get more seeds started and monitoring those on the go already. Quite a few peppers and tomatoes under heated propagation in the flat at the moment. Only Tumbling toms up so far and a few Antirrhinums.
    In GH a lot of Broad beans now showing as are sweet pea varieties from the Suttons selection. No more spinach Lazio showing so as I want more of them have got a tray of them (2-3 / cell0 started yesterday. Additionally some Igloo ...
    Histon allotment
  5. Week 6 - Peppers and the future

    by , 07-02-2008 at 10:01 AM
    The peppers are finally starting to make an appearance which is really good news, do love my chilli's and sweets. Hopefully this year things will be a but more productive, although the jalapeno's didn't do too badly last year, considering that they were started off too late really. They've overwintered really well though and hopefully we'll have a good crop in 2008.

    The radishes and the lettuce are desperate to be planted out, as I'm still a few panels of glass short in the greenhouse ...