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    Default Lazy Sunday

    Currently kicking my heels on an oil rig as we're waiting to go drilling in the next few days.

    We have a good internet connection so I was on Thomson and Morgans site ticking boxes on what veg seeds I wanted. The final total (and I'd restricted myself as this will only be our second year) came to an eye-watering total so had to admit defeat and leave it for now.

    Made to feel worse as it's been a great day back home with the OH being able to get loads done. She did make up for it by getting 2 electric propagators in the sales though. Only wish I could be at home to use them.

    Hope you all had a fruitful day. Not long to wait now.

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    This 'weekend' I bought my potato seeds, shallot sets, fleece and some umberella style opening cloche/covering that were reduced - they are marvellous, I bought a few in different sizes.

    Today I cleared out the garage which was imensley satisfying. Checked my shrub cuttings were ok, had to treat them for aphid though. OH then put me a nice length of worktop in the garage and I have a great work space.
    In the summer I fell through the garage roof (when I had got over the shock it was a hilarious sequence of events!) and all Wickes had suitable was clear corregated plastic sheets. OH had to do the whole roof as long term / temp job. Hey presto - almost one giant green house! It has been great for my shrub cutting over winter. When the sheets are no longer needed as roofing, they will be converted into a cold frame or a cover of some sort.

    All in all a good weekend which I am about to reward with a long bath and a baileys!

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    Bit of weeding; last bit of planning of the layout of the allotment ; then good nosh with family. Parsnips,sprouts and rhubarb from the allotment a bonus!!! Spring on it's way eh?

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    Taken all advice on board re planning allotment and I think today I've finally, at last, got a plan.... (well.... maybe!)

    Went internet shopping and ordered asparagus crowns and a selection of strawberry plants.

    Made a list of seeds (ie which plants) I would like to grow - just got to work out which varieties are best for me and who to get them from.

    Worked out what I'd like to grow as a forage crop (ie healthy fresh greens) for the chooks

    Started to get a bit worried about how much it was costing.... until I worked out how much our current organic veg box costs us each year Feeling postively angelic now

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    Yes -it does seem expensive all at once, and then hardly any outlay for the rest of the year. Just think how much cheaper it is than gym membership,how much healthier it for you (exercise and quality food),how much more your friends and family will want to visit you(!!!) aswell as de-stressing . Can't think of many hobbies like that. And look....nearly 300 new people to chat to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicos
    Just think how much cheaper it is than gym membership
    Very good point. I can hardly walk today from just 4hrs at the allotment. It's the same 'good pain' that you get after going to the gym.

    Today I are be mostly thinking about what to do next on the allotment and yearning for Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CityChick
    Worked out what I'd like to grow as a forage crop (ie healthy fresh greens) for the chooks

    I can help you with that one, I grow spinach and sorrel and they love it. It grows all year round too. They will love the tops of any brassicas, and chick weed is a big must.

    Mine go all unnecessary when they get that! As you can see on the link below

    Kind regards
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    http://kooringa.blogspot.com

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    Obviously be careful where you pick the chickweed from.
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