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    Harvested baby Rocket, Spinach & Lettuce Leaves from my Little Girls Greenhouse.
    Now going to cook Trousers' Dinner:
    Goats Cheese Filo Parcels, with above, and home 'sundried tomatoes', and honestly, I GIVE UP?! Pickled Trousers again....!

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    Ingenuity is the name of the game for allotment holders.

    Today I managed to make a paraffin fired propagator in the greenhouse from an old polythene covered cheapie greenhouse, some aluminium sheets, a cowl off a paraffin heater and various bits of pespex etc. Sounds a bit like a Blue Peter project doesn't it............now where did I put that sticky backed plastic??

    Another bloke close to me is building a polytunnel with industrial grade clingfilm (the kind they wqrap pallets with). Sounds daft but I believe it will work and it will be double glased as well!
    Early start tomorrow as I have a week off work and loads to do at the allotment!
    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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    Have just checked my raised bed. This is its first year. Its only 10 foot by 3 foot and its the only space | have to grow veg. But wonders of wonders, had a look and my spring onions, red onions, chard, and beetroot are just poking through and my Broad Beans are about 3-4 inches and look really healthy:
    Have some spuds just poking through in compost bag so off to find some fleece. Parsley and salad leaves doing nicely in cold greenhouse so very excited. One question tho'. I sowed loads of tomato seeds around beg. of March. Have kept them on sunny window sill but only 2x Ildi and 2x Marmande have grown. They are doing very well but nothing at all from the others. Should I hang on and be patient, or do you think I was a bit early and should perhaps sow some more now? Bit sad, OH bought me some "black pineapple" seeds for Xmas. There were only 5 and I sowed them all but they haven't germinated Its only my 2nd year growing veg so lots of lessons to be learned I feel
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    sally m i used to just have a yard that was 15 ft x 8 ft the only raised bed i had was 8 x 2 you name it if it could hang up go in a pot i grew it was like a jungle so beware hehehe had my runners across my kitchen window couldnt see anything out of it when they were growing even the drain pipes had plants off it but wouldnt really recommend it.

    today cheated and bought 84 plugs and repotted them all
    12 geranium mix
    24x impatiens
    24xlobelia
    24x petunia
    hope they all survive
    also 4 elan strawberries
    working on extending veg plot today wheres me sun gawn was loverly this morning

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    Yesterday I dug another bed on the lottie and strawed down the paths I've made so far between the 4' beds. Don't want to spend as long weeding the paths as the beds! Today so far I have planted 30-odd new potatoes 4 rows of Arran Pilot, 2 of Charlotte and 1 of Anya in the garden. More Anya to go in at the plot later. (Short rows - 5 spuds per row - don't be intimidated by my apparent industry - it's just that - apparent!) Hoping to get some shallots in later.

    Have fun all.
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    Took down an aluminium greenhouse that I had at home with a view to transporting it to the allotment. I didn't realise how fastidious I must have been 20 years ago when I put it up! No wonder it was still standing when I realise how many ground fixings there were.
    Anyway, loaded it piece-part onto the back of the Landie and toook it to the allotment with some timber I had scrounged and three containers for I know not what ..........yet!
    By that time I was gagging for a cup of coffee and something to eat so raided the potatoe clamp for some Diseree spuds for home and will have a big plate of chips for supper!
    Tomorrow I'll try and dig put the railway sleepers it was sited on , load them up if they are ok, and transport them to the lottie. Weather permitting of course!
    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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    put out new year's eve sown onions - red and white coppola - into the onion bed.

    Another pepper came through in the heated prop; so potted that on.

    Romanesco seeds up today [on a flower day].

    Too cold too do much more; hands frozen. Need tea.


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    Planted some Maris Bard spuds yesterday got Hubie to dig a bit more of Lottie. Today planted lots of various seeds and put in plastic greenhouse thingy!!! Moved some broad beans as planted them too far apart. put in some more early peas hope they will be OK

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