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  1. Been out buying

    by , 12-02-2008 at 07:32 PM
    Got to the nursery this morning to dwell over their potato bins. Finally came away with first earlies, second earlies and maincrop - enough to fill one bed this year. Last year I think I spaced them too close together and with the wet weather most of them succumbed to blight. This time things will be different, plenty of space and regular attention should make a lot of difference. To chit or not to chit - that is the question. Round these parts it usually means keeping them on the window cill ...
  2. I am good at writing lists

    by , 11-02-2008 at 03:43 PM
    If there was an award for list-writing, I would surely win it.

    I have lists of:

    seeds that I have bought
    seeds I want to buy
    when I want to sow the seeds
    pots I might use for different vegetables
    fertilisers and soil improvers I must use up
    the length of time the vegetables take to mature...

    ...and on they go.

    The crucial point is that none of this actually gets anything done. The seeds are still in their ...
  3. Week 7 - soft fruit and spinnach sir??

    by , 11-02-2008 at 10:03 AM
    Made the mistake of going into Wilkos on Saturday.. came out with a Black current bush and a Red current bush, I'm not even sure if I like red currents or black currents. Anyway needsless to say ass it was such a stunning day on Saturday they were planted out straight away. While I was pottering the radishes and the lettuce were planted out, took the opportunity to sow a batch of perpetual spinnach too.

    Now it may be a bit early for some of these but the greenhouse was empty and ...
  4. Spring has sprung

    by , 10-02-2008 at 08:16 PM
    Last entry should have read Sunday 10th FEBRUARY, not March. Wishfull thinking.
  5. Spring has sprung

    by , 10-02-2008 at 08:10 PM
    Sunday 10th March today. Warm and spring like and couldn't wait another week to plant something so I potted up two potatoes (just maincrop from the kitchen which had chitted well). I put one each into a big plant pot covered by two inches of compost. The ones I bought are still chitting slowly in the front bedroom. I also planted 10 flowering summer crocus bulbs into the planters I bought two weeks ago. Because of the squirrell problem I have put them into the downstairs lounge to stop them ...