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  1. Visited 16th Jan

    by , 17-01-2008 at 11:20 AM
    Took a bit of time to call into GH as was too good a day to stay moping my slow recovery at home.
    Goal to check out my seeds sown in compost blocks and note how quick they dry out. For some OT to get a few more seeds sown.
    Surprised on arrival to find vent has popped and pleasantly warm in GH (temp = 25C).
    Compost blocks still moist so thats reassuring and left as is for now.
    Sweet peas selection planted out in loo rolls 4 - 7 of each; Mrs R Bolton / Air Warden / Beaujolais ...

    Updated 24-01-2008 at 12:47 PM by Glasshousevirgin

    Histon allotment
  2. Just getting started

    by , 16-01-2008 at 03:26 PM
    I've got so many seeds I could cover a whole allotment site let alone a single plot.

    Unfortunately, I have a small north facing garden and some pots instead.

    So, going against all advice I would give others, I have already started sowing. I have given myself a slap on the back of the legs and a ticking off. I've done it before, mind, so I know the work I've let myself in for!

    Last weekend, into modules indoors, I sowed:

    Strawberry - Mignonette ...
  3. Cold or Damp - take your pick.

    by , 15-01-2008 at 07:44 PM
    Weather still either cold hard frosts or pissing it down with rain. Never mind eh ?
    Actually, at home, my garden is enclosed on two sides by a stone built wall 8ft high - came home yesterday to dicover a section of about 4 metres had collapsed into my garden, flattening a 4 year old Fennel plant, and a species Rhododendron that I got when I finished working at Dalcross Castle. Not happy - and still trying to find out who is responsible for the wall - us or neighbours or jointly, but think ...
  4. Jan 15

    by , 15-01-2008 at 12:24 PM
    Sunday called by allotment to check out and see if can get some practice with compost block makers I bought. (I posted questions somewhere yesterday but it has disappeared!).
    Used some seed raising compost that needed a fair soaking with water before it was usable.

    The 4 x 5 mini was difficult to fill and needed some hand supplementing to ensure even filling. The seed holes are a little shallow so enlarged using paperclip. Inserted one lettuce seed per block and settled ...

    Updated 24-01-2008 at 12:45 PM by Glasshousevirgin

    Histon allotment
  5. Week 3 - dreaming of summer

    by , 15-01-2008 at 11:31 AM
    Well this year will be pretty much a repeat of last year planting wise, hopefully not weatherwise, although as I look out the window I do have my doubts.

    Some varieties will be changing, didn't do that well with the green bush courgette last year, but will try a different variety, maybe a gold rush or similar. Had five plants in last year and was warned I'd get a glut... the reality was somewhat disappointing, although the fruits we did harvest were excellent.

    Garden ...

    Updated 21-01-2008 at 09:21 AM by Herbgardener