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Finaly started gardening today. It was wonderful after months of decorating, packing, moving etc. Dug over half of the shrub bed that is to be veg plot. Started a leaf collection to make leaf mould. (My first, sitting in plastic bin in greenhouse tonight.) re-cycled the shrubs to garden waste and am planning to move over a couple of wee fir trees to edge as windbreaker.mmmm not sure whether they'll mind. Planning to find answer in book asap. Meanwhile organic book, bits of paper scrawled notes and
Well I was reading through some of the articles on this very website yesterday and looked at what was recommended for January planting; the peppers I planted yesterday haven't started sprouting yet by the way.
The strawbleberries are coming through thick and fast though, not quite up to the 130 or so that I need, but getting there all the same. Did I mention I liked strawbs???
Anyway it seems that lettuce and spouts and radishes might be an option - if they can be
OH hospitalised last night due to high blood pressure - baby Niamh due to make her appearance a week on Sunday. Thye let OH home this evening - next check up on Thursday ! So not much going on workwise - got another 4 box orders yesterday -= 49 a week now. This weeks boxes will contain potatoes, carrots, onions, cabbage, leeks, swedes and sprout tops.
sown lots of herbs today hope they go ok in the polly tunnel. cant wait till they start growing.
I cracked last night, just saw that packet of mini peppers sat there and it was talking to me, sow me, sow me... so being a gardener of little brain I succumbed! Just had to sow a dozen california wonder at the same time.
This may not be quite as daft though as it first seemed.. having had a good nose through lots of the forum posts yesterday they all seemed to be saying that peppers really need a good early start. I figure that we are nearly into February
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