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Thread: What I did today 2012-2014

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    rustylady is offline Gardening Guru
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    Actually managed to get to the allotment for a couple of hours. Weeded the asparagus bed and the overwintering onions. Picked the first couple of PSB shoots, and some curly kale. Day before yesterday gave the lawn it's first cut of the year.

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    Bought another blueberry, this time from Aldi, and I've decided I'm going to stop googling about gardening for a bit or else my brain is going to explode from confusion and annoyance.

    Case in point, pine needles and cones are supposed to help blueberries, aid acid soil, and yet just read that's an urban myth. And why perlite instead of vermiculite and vice versa? How much vinegar in how much water to make tap water ok for plants? And does leaving warm water to settle overnight actually make the water more palatable for plants?...

    And it goes on. I'm exhausted. So, I'm going back to simply pottering about for a bit, enjoy my gardening, before my 'enthusiasm' commits suicide due to stress.
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    I dug up some raspberry roots that I'd missed last year, which have now begun to shoot. Potted up 7 new plants (Glen Ample). I'm not sure if all the ones I moved to the plot last year took, so I've now got some replacements. Any that are still left will just be paved over for the chook run.
    In the greenhouse I planted some french beans to grow undercover until the tomatoes need more space, and also pricked out said tomato plants. I've got an 8 by 6 greenhouse and I potted 44 plants today, with more varieties still in the propagator. I think I might do a boot fair soon .

    I also potted up more chilli plants. I can't even hazard a guess at how many of those I've got! Even to grow one of each variety would give me 42, and of course I always plant 3-6, in case they don't all germinate.

    The greenhouse is bursting already, even though the onions, broad beans and various brassicas have been outside hardening off for several weeks now. They've even graduated to stopping out all night
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    I could not live without a garden, it is my place to unwind and recover, to marvel at the power of all growing things, even weeds!
    Now a little Shrinking Violet.

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    Mowed lawn, well hubby did! Sowed herbs, lettuce, kale, french beans and some flowers. Enjoying a lovely sunny day with all the windows open and the birds singing ~ bliss

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    Thelma Sanders is online now Mature Fruiter
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    Mulched strawberries with compost and raspberries with manure.
    Forked and raked a bed over for sowing lots of spinach

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    Newcastle-Upon-Tyne (Is there a nice bit?)


    Day off work today. Brilliant weather and even managed to work without my shirt for a couple of hours. Finished cementing the 'set up' bricks for the greenhouse. Stayed at lottie all day and managed to get it fully glazed.
    Just need to get some glass cleaner on it now as its manky.
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

    Diversify & prosper

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    Got six more strawberry plants (16 in total now - must stop buying before I end up having to sneakily use the neighbours unloved garden) and a redcurrant bush.

    Watered everything.

    Got really excited when I saw that the barren-looking bucket of yesterday is now a bucket with seven parsnip shoots in it.
    Tried and Tested...but the results are inconclusive


    Honorary member of the nutters club, by appointment of VeggieChicken

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    Potted on my 19 tom plants then sown parsnip seeds.

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