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    Today I had a trip round all the shops looking for bargains and I found a number of things at half price at my local superstores. So I bought loads of things. Small cultivator. Tree ties. Big ball of twine. Widger and Dibber. Pro seeder. Fleece. Long trays to carry grow bags. 3 bundles of 8’ bamboo canes. Metal 25mm mesh roll. Glazed ceramic pot feet. Plant labels. Bark chipping. Multi purpose compost.
    Little done in garden other than check propigator and greenhouse heater.
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    Today I set out the grid system for my Square Foot Gardening project.
    I also put up my support rails for my beans and other climbers.
    Gave all the plants in the greenhouse a little water.
    Set up some yellow insect traps in the greenhouse.
    Made seven, one foot cubes out of galvanised mesh to form the basic structure for cloche/protection supports, which I will use in some of the square grids now on display in my raised bed.
    Feed my houseplants.

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    Default Strawbs.

    Today, I ordered strawberries and a strawberry tub. I am new to veg/fruit growing and have decided to save the space on my veg beds by growing what I can in tubs (currently planning potatoes and strawbs). The veg beds will have the other usual stuff like peas, beans, carrots, garlic, cabbage, chard, spinach, kale (basically all the things I currently get from Riverford). I know that some of these things can also grow in pots.

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    Got up at 7, had a cuppa then barrowed 4 tons of topsoil to my raised beds and veggie plot. Went to Inverness for lunch and bought some necessaries for the coming season. My daughter bought a Skimmia japonica to add to her growing collection of plants - I bought it really - but she insisted that I do so as she knows what pot she wants to put it in and hey, you can't argue with a 4 year old !
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    yesterday the sun was shining for I think the first time this year when I wasnt at work so I cleared all of the dead stuff from the flowerbeds and noticed lots of little green shoots comming up - yay spring is on the way. and I tidied the greenhouse sadly disposing of my chilli pepper and ginger plants which had died over the winter . Today I'm planning to plant some veg seeds in my little propegator. My alotment is still too wet to do anything with - hopefully next weekend

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    I went down to the allotment and did some digging in the very welcome sunshine, I then met my husband and went to a house just down the road and dismantled a locally built 7' x 7' shed for my allotment. We then delivered it to the allotment in 2 trips. We would have actually stayed and erected it but the floor needs some repair and we have plumbers coming tomorrow to fit a new boiler so had work to do at home. I am exhausted but it was sooo nice in the sunshine, roll on spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looloobowers
    I went down to the allotment and did some digging in the very welcome sunshine, I then met my husband and went to a house just down the road and dismantled a locally built 7' x 7' shed for my allotment. We then delivered it to the allotment in 2 trips. We would have actually stayed and erected it but the floor needs some repair and we have plumbers coming tomorrow to fit a new boiler so had work to do at home. I am exhausted but it was sooo nice in the sunshine, roll on spring.

    Looloo
    Well done you - isn't it a great feeling when you achieve so much. A bad cold and bad weather has prevented me from going up the lottie - it is very wet so there is not much I can do anyway, but it is still nice to just go and have a look.

    Have set out all my pototoes to chit - just need to get some late main crop now.

    Cleaned the chickens out and spent time hand feeding them and general wasting time watching all their antics.

    Cooked and ate a traditonal rabbit stew - the rabbits I had gutted, skinned and frozen myself, have bought them for 50p each. All the veggies in the stew were home grown, which is very satisfying. To be self sufficient vegetables and summer fruit after only 2 years of the alloment, I would never have dreamed possible. So all the hard work and preparation is worth in.

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    This weekend I have supervised OH to rotavate the mushroom compost into the veg plot, observed him pulling/hacking/digging some more conifers out of the boundary - the winter has done a good job weakening the roots of the felled trees! I inspected the chickens for any lice and scrubbed there house out. We then added the final layer of sides to the veggi plot and today I dug in the FREE topsoil we got! Also bought a rubarb crown and another 2 asparagus crowns from the Garden center. I have started my onions in a container - an experiment for me. Yet another productive weekend!
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