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  1. 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

  2. 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 ...
  3. 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
  4. 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 ...
  5. 5th Feb 2008

    by , 06-02-2008 at 02:55 PM (Ramblings of a Resurrected Timelord)
    Of the 13 or so broad beans planted, nine had showed their heads last weekend. Already showing signs of being munched by flea beatle though!!

    Make a mental note to start more stuff off at home and less direct sow, so I can plant them out on lottie when they are a bit bigger and more able to withstand the various undesirables.

    Pulled up last of brussels plants and it took Mrs Doc over two hours to prep them all for the freezer.

    Onion seeds I planted ...