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  1. 01.01.08

    by , 01-02-2008 at 09:46 PM
    An afternoon in the GH sowing seeds. Blowy outside and quite a cosy 20C inside while the sun shone as it has most of today.
    Not terribly organised but tidied away some of the dumped stored paraphenalia and got a range of peppers/tomatoes/aubergine sown in large soil blocks to take home for heated propagation. Also some fennel and several types of onions (Lilia / Marko which I left at GH (under bubblewrap as it promises to freeze tonight I believe). I tried some onions in the miniblocks but ...

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  2. Hops an all

    by , 31-01-2008 at 04:00 PM
    Today was very windy, no different from other parts of the country. So i decided to pop up to the lotment. Only me there, others had wiser choice. My black compost bin was still there minus the lid, so i had a quick hunt and found it about 50 metres away. For about 2 months now Clare (Her in doors), had asked me to get rid of about ten bags of spent hops that i had at the side of the house. As the docks had been winded off there was no overtime for me, so i promissed to remove them. I put ...
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  3. The north wind doth blow...

    by , 31-01-2008 at 08:16 AM
    Well the weather is fwindy and fwet and the wind is so cold!!!

    The radishes however are coming on stormingly (sorry for the pun), no activity on the springies or the peppers yet but the strawbleberries are looking good, reckon to have got about 65% germination too!
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  4. Now that's quick...

    by , 30-01-2008 at 07:35 AM
    Well I'm utterly amazed.. the lettuce and raddish plants that I sowed on Saturday have started to sprout.. after only 4 days!!!! don't think I've ever had anything come through this quickly :-)

    Still worried that it's a little bit early so will be starting another batch of 4 off in a couple of weeks, hopefuloly if I can keep on doing that will have a nice supply of lettuce right through the summer and beyond. Really must get that coldframe put together and on the bottom bed this ...
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  5. Chuffin Back.

    by , 30-01-2008 at 05:51 AM
    A restbite from the rain and wind found me on the allotment digging a 25ft x 8ft bed of weeds. Not that big you may say, i thought the same, so i got stuck in like a mole on speed. Every now and then one of the lottie holders would come up to me and say "take your time and watch that back". Well i thought i was taking my time, but the last time i was digging was before i had all that grub,wine,beer,cakes ecet at yule tide. I got home at 1.30pm just in time for my dearest to return from ...
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