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  1. Day two

    by , 09-05-2010 at 07:51 PM (First time lottie holder - from scratch!)
    Well day two was hard work! Surprisingly the children wanted to come again so they got to work with laying some black membrane sheeting, while I cleared out the shed. The previous tenant had left all her junk - but clearing it out is a small price to pay for getting to keep it!
    Thankfully no more strawberry plants have dissappeared, but looking at them today, I have noticed that most have set small secondary plants which may need to be thinned out anyway. The bulk of my work was in preparing ...
    What I did today.
  2. Day one

    by , 09-05-2010 at 08:20 AM (First time lottie holder - from scratch!)
    Well, I have finally got my hands dirty! The children came with me and we started the general tidying up of our plot. The plot still contains strawberry plants from the previous tenant, but between my site visit with the manager and our work visit yesterday, someone has swiped 4 or 5 plants. I know I didn't plant them but it is my plot now and I am still a bit miffed! I made sure that the area around the strawberries got tidied and weeded so that if the thief was a fellow lottie holder, it would ...

    Updated 09-05-2010 at 08:22 AM by wsarah

    What I did today.
  3. Preperation for day one.

    by , 08-05-2010 at 08:08 AM (First time lottie holder - from scratch!)
    As my lottie is several miles away I need to ensure I am well prepared before setting out. Luckily my nan lives directly across the road from the allotment, so the essentials - like tea and biscuits - are within easy reach.
    However, before I leave home I want to inspect my tools, which haven't had much use. I bought a new stainless steel hoe yesterday which is already in the car. I am weighing up the idea of getting a second set of tools to keep in my shed, but until I have talked to some ...
  4. Update

    by , 07-05-2010 at 10:26 AM (Stuff that I find interesting)
    I've had the Ferline tomato and the 2 courgettes out for a while now.

    All are still alive. The Ferline isn't anywhere near as big as the others that I move in and out of the GH.

    The weather has been hot and cold, but no really cold nights and no frost, even so they have all been well covered at night.

    The courgettes aren't as big as the ones still in pots, but one of them looks very healthy, the other looks like it may be growing into health.

    Updated 07-05-2010 at 03:11 PM by womble

  5. Patchy Parsnips

    by , 02-05-2010 at 03:38 PM
    Parsnip germination patchy. What can I do to get
    better results.