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    I use an diary to help me with whats,what! Usually bought from the pound shop. Various sizes to suit your needs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mudandspud View Post
    how you all diarise "what to do and when?"
    1) I keep all my seeds in a concertina file, marked into months. If a seed is to be sown in Feb, then it goes in the Feb holder. It can then be moved into March and then April, if you want successional sowing.



    2) I don't count really my plants, I just sow as much as I can becaues I give any spares away to friends and school (I know roughly how many of each thing I need: if I use one onion per week in the kitchen, I need to grow at least 52 onions, plus maybe 20% more to allow for failures).

    3) I always have things waiting in the wings for when a space becomes free on the allotment. I don't wait until I have a gap, then think I must sow something ~ have things ready and waiting, in modules or 3" pots




    You'll get the hang of it after a couple of seasons, and you won't need to plan it so much
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnjohn View Post
    Hi Mudandspud, heres a link to an older thread that you might be interested in, Samurailord has an excel document that has sowing times as well as planting times which I think you might find useful and theres also a link to the Gardeners Almanac provided by alldigging.

    http://www.growfruitandveg.co.uk/gra...dar_69843.html
    Thank you....I will take a look

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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    1) I keep all my seeds in a concertina file, marked into months. If a seed is to be sown in Feb, then it goes in the Feb holder. It can then be moved into March and then April, if you want successional sowing.



    2) I don't count really my plants, I just sow as much as I can becaues I give any spares away to friends and school (I know roughly how many of each thing I need: if I use one onion per week in the kitchen, I need to grow at least 52 onions, plus maybe 20% more to allow for failures).

    3) I always have things waiting in the wings for when a space becomes free on the allotment. I don't wait until I have a gap, then think I must sow something ~ have things ready and waiting, in modules or 3" pots




    You'll get the hang of it after a couple of seasons, and you won't need to plan it so much
    Great idea to use the concertina file. Thank you for sharing your tips x

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    Hi mudandspud, Had a nose at your blog and saw you bought douce provence peas. If you've not done so already, these can go in before winter, mine are in now. Mice like the seeds and will dig them up, so I tend to sow in modules and transplant when an inch or so high. Bit of a faff, but more seeds tend to survive that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Two_Sheds View Post
    1) I keep all my seeds in a concertina file, marked into months. If a seed is to be sown in Feb, then it goes in the Feb holder. It can then be moved into March and then April, if you want successional sowing.



    2) I don't count really my plants, I just sow as much as I can becaues I give any spares away to friends and school (I know roughly how many of each thing I need: if I use one onion per week in the kitchen, I need to grow at least 52 onions, plus maybe 20% more to allow for failures).

    3) I always have things waiting in the wings for when a space becomes free on the allotment. I don't wait until I have a gap, then think I must sow something ~ have things ready and waiting, in modules or 3" pots




    You'll get the hang of it after a couple of seasons, and you won't need to plan it so much
    Great ideas, which I hope to use as well. Thanks Two Sheds

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    I'm trying this one this year because I get totally confused even about approximate dates.

    Create your own vegetable growing calendar - GardenFocused

    It doesn't have all the veg but the main ones are there. It also shows a crop rotation plan based on the veg you select.

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    I'm no expert, but like Bren I make a sketch of the veg patch. I put it in the back of the A4 kitchen diary I have each year, then sellotape in baking parchment and draw over the top what I'll do differently the following year. As Bren says, it helps with crop rotation. It also helps me look ahead to see how permanent things like fruit bushes and herbs will affect the layout of the whole patch.

    In the day-to-day bit of the kitchen diary I note down what I've done each day in the garden, what I've sown and what I've harvested. If nothing else I can look back and congratulate myself on having worked so damn hard
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    Is there anything that isn't made better by half an hour pottering in the veg patch?

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