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    Winged one is offline Cropper
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    Last night, the toddler came in with a lettuce leaf - she wanted to bring lettuce to the creche for her afternoon snack!! So we duly went out and I picked her a couple of nice leaves, and then went back in to get the tub to collect some for my own lunch today (which I had done the night before with the toddler just watching). I have to do the picking yet, as the lettuces are still small so its very selective pickings.

    Then I went out and watered everything as it still hasn't rained here.

    The plan for the weekend (assuming OH has time between correcting exam scripts and it doesn't rain) is to bring a bunch of tomato plants to the plot, dig over their space and plant them. Hopefully also sowing some sweetcorn seed direct, and possibly planting a couple of squashes and maybe squeezing in a few more calabrese plants somewhere. With a harvest of PSB and another cabbage or two (might call into my grandparents en route home with one).

    The toddler already has her backpack packed for this outing - paper, crayons and a teddy to join her on the rug for a picnic!! She wouldn't finish breakfast this morning until it was packed

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    constructed tubing over mini beds painted and then covered with netting.tied in peas and stuck a load of canes in then watched gardeners world and now know how to construct a pea support properly!put some french bean tender green in mini beds and also some yellow kinghorn wax. bit scared about this week as temparatures at night or dropping and i am going away to berwick upon tweed for a week and oh is in charge!
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    Although overcast today it has stayed fine and the lottie is dry enough to get out and do a bit of digging. Im in between at the moment as I have done some digging but have to have regular breaks. Want to get the rest of the bed dug today and get the rest of the cabbages and broccoli in. Have planted out the last of the dwarf beans out if I can find the space I may sow a few more. Sown another row of beetroot and a row of spring onions.

    Ian

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    Cold and rainy day today so decided to put the wood burner on, have about 10 cups of coffee and tidy the main greenhouse out. Managed to get things shifted around ready for the growing season ahead. Used paintstripper on another three glass panels to get off the white gloss a previous tenant had applied to the glass for shading purposes. Had all the windows and door open as the fumes were terrible. That done, and greenhouse vented I planted up some Roma tomatoes and Jalapeno peppers in the raised bed inside. Used a hot poker to burn holes in the containers I will be using for my other peppers. Only have about 4 foot space for my toms and then a shelf with peppers taking up the upper 3 foot. Should be ok as Roma don't need side shooting and are bushy rather than tall toms.
    Planted some leeks before I came away. Sowed PSB and Autumn cabbage. Ate another ripe strawberry for desert!
    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)

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    Went down the lottie with my heritage Negritos beans - 9 out of the 10 I got from the Hertiage Seed Library made it through. Watered them, took some rhubarb to a friend and took the 1 lb 11 oz of Lady Chrystl I emptied out of the second greenhouse tub to my Ma and Sister (because we're having tea there today.) Remind me to do more next year!
    Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

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    Planted out the last of my main crop spuds - Golden Wonder
    >>had cup of tea
    Planted a row of sunflowers along the fence, these will be no more than 5' high
    >>had cup of tea
    Planted out Pumpkins, courgettes and sprouts
    Finished flask of tea
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    Finished planting my Mammoth leeks. Planted my Kelsae onions.Planted more Gladioli in between shallots and broad beans. Swapped some tomato plants for a scotch bonnet chillie. Chopped a lot of timber and used it to heat my greenhouse and boil my kettle. Emptied out a tub of Winston tatties hoping to emulate flums success, to find i only had five useable taters!
    Weeded three beds and pathways. Sowed four rows of Swedes to go with the plants I set away earlier indoors. Prepared a bed for more tatties and gladdies.
    Hoed' up 3 rows of tatties which had broken the surface in case we have another frost as we did last night!

    Watered everything that needed it and I'm now back home with a well earned cheeky little red!
    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)

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    Inlaws came round for an hour & wanted to go the the garden centre up the road - "oh well, if you insist says me!" MIL insisted on buying me 2 lovely hanging baskets - don't ask me what the plants are called but the are now up on their hanging things looking lovely. Once they went i earthed up my seven tubs of potatoes, re potted a variety of other flowers and sowed a row of turnips & beetroot in the veg bed. Then re-sowed some climbing & dwarf french beans, sweetcorn & courgettes in modules to fill in the gaps of the failures from a few weeks ago - had a terrible germinate rate with the lot. Greenhouse gets delivered tomorrow - woo hoo!
    Jane,
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