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    Day 2 in the big brother house and MB has been working on Plot 3.

    Covered more of the plot with the new thick black plastic and started preparing for a path between Plot 2 & 3 by re-bagging the wood chips ready to make a start later.

    Have discovered 2 tree stumps where the wood chips had been placed originally so I will be having a bonfire over both to ensure they are dead stumps and can be removed later as one is quite a size.

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    Only small progress today on plot 3 and no pics as still re-bagging the wood chips ready for the planned path and moved some of the well rotted manure to the front of the plot ready for digging in later so the ground is ready for the planned brassicas to be sited there. More work for tomorrows planned path related area and plot 2 will need work so that the path can be started soon after.

    Soon as the chips have been moved then its BONFIRE time to the two tree stumps, got some rockets still from November 5th so plan to make an evening of it and let them off and put some tatties in foil in the embers to roast them, have my own bonfire party.
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    Hi Folks

    Not posted for a while as I have been busy getting Plot 1 and 2 ready for this season and done a few things on Plot 3 ready for the big push this next week.

    Plot 1: Peas have been staked up further and I have noticed I now have flowers forming, another row to be sown next week. Had to cotton protect my emerging Broad Beans as its either Magpies or Jackdaws that have pulled about 4 out the ground and just left them on the surface. The rest of the plot has had a rotavator on it and is ready for any planting.

    Plot 2: Further digging done and tidying up, Carpet found which will need removing and burning on the next bonfire on Plot 3.

    Plot 3: IBS bought (cost 35 from fleabay) for 1,000 litres of rain water that will be collected from the runoff of the man cave/shed roof on Plot 2, bottom of plot 3 started to be cleared and hill removed and leveled for the site of the IBS and compost bin.

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    Just produced a batch of 5 Pigeon protectors for my peas, these will be screwed onto stakes and hammered into the soil at each end of a row of newly sown peas. Then black cotton will be wrapped around each nail and stretched to the corresponding nail at the other end of the row, this produces an invisible barrier that the pigeons won't cross and attack the pea seedlings as they appear. Its surprising but so far its worked with the first two rows I have sown for this year, the peas are not netted and have remained untouched, I will tell you if they remain un-attacked and give you the progress of the rest of this years crop.

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