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    The last 2 days have seen me move stack of pallets on the new plot ready for a compost heap creation. (Still a few pallet short of a masterpeice though ). Did order the anti-rabbit mesh though and hope to get that in before next weekend.
    Then in the Warwickshire wind and rain, planted last 2 1/2 rows of the spuds. This makes about 90+ spuds of 1st, 2nd and maincrops planted out and is the first of our 5 rotational beds fully planted up. What's even better is that the first green shoots back in the first planted row have appeared already.
    Then levelled off another of the rotational plots, gave it a quick hoeing and then planted half with buckwheet in lurvely drills, and the other half of the bed with broadcast Phacelia.
    Finally moved the recently planted blueberry to a slightly better position. (Hope it doesn't object too much). Didn't have time to deweed the perennial bed as planned tho as work beckoned......
    Cheers, Plot17B
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    What a day.........went to homebase & B&Q bought some more compost, for my pots & planters, bought some more pots & planters and 3 bags of mulch!!!!
    (thank the lord i have a big car and strong arms)

    Got home unloaded and but the roast gammon on!!!!

    Mulched the front & rear garden flower beds that i had weeded yesterday...then sowed cabbage, sweetcorn, a lovely jalapeno chilli pepper that i bought in HB today, also my daughters little flower seeds oh and some cut & grow varierty lettaces, into a planter, left all of these in the greenhouse.

    Just been on my nightly snail/slug hunt and found my first slug and threw the other snails away, after drowing them in a bucket - dont feel sorry for them they were asking for it!!!!!!!!!!!

    So loving this !

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    After getting home from work at 7.30pm I went straight into the home greenhouse. The gravedigger peas are just coming through the soil (3 peas to a pot) as are the red and white climbing french beans.

    A mammoth pricking out session saw two trays of rudbeckia, some echinacea, poached egg plant and celeriac sorted. Potted on were chrysanthemums and dahlias from cuttings and some eryngium and lily of the valley from packets found under the bench I think they came from Lidl a few weeks ago and I had just forgotten about them.

    Trays of sweet pepper and chillie plants were brought in ready to go to the lottie after work tommorow. They will be planted in the tunnels sometime this week.

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    Dug 2 trenches and planted my maincrop potatoes - Desiree. Put cloche hoops over carrot crate & covered with polythene prior to sowing the carrots in the next few days. Once they germinate I'll switch to enviromesh.
    Sowed 2 module trays of cabbage, 1 of PSB, 2 of kale & 1 of brussels Falstaff, and sowed 4 pots each of Tiffany & Superbel cucumbers.
    Then I potted up 3 tomato plants and 3 peppers.

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    SquashySue -I'm curious as to how you made your slug traps - methinks I need to do that too.... Would it be poss to let me know what you did? Or is it Top Secret?! Ta, diolch
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    Quote Originally Posted by pipscariad View Post
    SquashySue -I'm curious as to how you made your slug traps - methinks I need to do that too.... Would it be poss to let me know what you did? Or is it Top Secret?! Ta, diolch


    Hi there

    I saved some marg tubs or chocoflake tubs from tesco (they are quite delicious ha ha and pretty deep) then i planted these flat into the ground and then put over the top of them ice cream tubs (neopolitan are really good ha ha !- kids eat that quickly) i cut a whole each end of the tubs, the snails are getting through and so are the slugs, i placed these over the tubs in the ground and put a stone on top, so they dont get knocked and so the beer doesnt get ruined by the rain - i used a beer yesterday from tesco it was something like "furry ferret", but as the hubby doesnt like it, i used a bottle which was cheaper than 4 cans and it smells really strong, either that or i bought my hubby some wheat beer (german stuff) from Aldi and that is so wheaty smelling they loved it.


    Hope this helps, the slug traps i have seen today in B&Q are 4 each and i have made mine for free, as they are working, i am really pleased, i am also using coffee granules and my lettaces are all intact so far, i have asked the garage down the road to save them for me! they think i am mad, but i dont mind lol.

    Let me know if the traps work :-) SS

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    Default Little scallywags !

    Made repairs to our allotment shed door....i't appears some "yoofs" thought it would be fun to try and set fire to it, and even funnier to lock a mate inside for good measure (door panels kicked outward ?) lucky they closed the drawer with burning paper in it, as this suffocated the flames.

    We don't use a padlock as theres nothing worth pinching and we don't want to give that impression, just a stick through the hasp.

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    Yesterday:

    Planted second batch of cauliflower plantlets - Avalanche and Candid Charm
    Planted second batch of cabbage plantlets - Protovoy and Pyramid
    Planted first Kabuki calabrese
    (all the above protected with fleece for the time being)

    Planted lettuces - salad bowl and Bijou (second batch). Protected from pigeons with netting.

    Planted more International Kidney and Anya potatoes in large sacks with garden compost and a little manure.

    Planted spring onion seedlings grown in plugs.

    Potted up Bright Lights chard seedlings to 3 inch pots
    Potted up youngest tomatoes from modules to 3 inch pots

    Sowed Boltardy beetroot (second sowing)
    Sowed Maestro carrots (third sowing)

    Harvested some leaf beet from overwintering plants.

    Cut down the last Claret purple sprouting broccoli plants.

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