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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
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.
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!
I bought said hoe, some compost, some flowering bulbs to plant in spring (can't remember the name) AND... Da Daaaa! a big bucket thing and some seed potatoes! I am so excited. I haven't grown anything edible before. I can't wait till next Saturday when I can plant them. I also planted the evergreen into the bed (removing two pelogariums to make room) and did more hoeing with my new tool. No more work to do till next Saturday as I'm at work till dark. Will spend the week reading my gardening books.
Went to the lottie today to plant out broad beans (Sutton) which have been sitting in cell trays in the greenhouse. Aquadulce (planted earlier) are looking good, as are the autumn planted onion sets (Radar) and garlic, although the supermarket garlic is looking better than the Solent Wight. Dug 4 leeks for tea tonight (potato and leek gratin) - must plant deeper next year as not much blanched stem. Lovely and tender, though. The rhubarb is just showing buds. Chives are starting to re-sprout,
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