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Thread: What I Did Today Archive 2009

  1. #793
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    Snadger is offline Dundiggin
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    Aug 2006
    Durham. Pink Panther territory


    Today was a lovely sunny, but cold spring day. The area that I have trampled in the making of my new chicken coop was originally to be my strawberry bed.
    Today I rescued as many strawberry plants as I could and transplanted them into another prepaired bed. After watering them in I made a start on my new additional chicken run.
    The coop was made from eight doors and cost nothing. The run will be a recycled jobbie as well.
    I managed to get the area squared up with string and post holes dug and posts erected. Some of the scrounged posts are too short so I nailed extension ppieces on these before sinking into ground. The whole lot was tied together with a fencing spar that I liberated from one of my raised beds and a long board off my leek trench.

    Came away pleased with what I had achieved, and now that the light nights are upon us I should be able to progress further each night after work.
    Aiming to have the chicks out of the garage in a fortnight and into there new coop and run!
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
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    I planted beetroot (kestrel and bolthardy), spring onions (white and red), little gem, golden raddish, and some mixed baby salad leaf. Thats 2 of the raised beds filled now. Have also covered everything with fleece as its a bit cold. Ufortunately my fleece pegs haven't arrived yet so the fleece is held down with spare knives and forks. Looks very weird.

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    Managed to get outside finally today (children and OH finally well enough for me to have some ME time)

    So I have sorted some strawbs as some of them were dead.
    Sown basil, parsley, summer savoury, coaiander
    Sown a row of radish and planted out my beetroot under fleece in the carrot bed
    Sown some more spring onions and a few sprouts (mine look a bit frosted so making sure I get some more)
    Planted out the loo rolls with parsnips in
    Planted the rest of my Duke of Yorks

    Moved my december sown toms into the greenhouse as they are now HUGE and got flowers coming. I know it's gonna be cold but got them wrapped in 2 layers of fleece. I have back-ups but they are staying in the house for now.

    Toddlie should be well enough to go to childminder tomorrow so I hope to make a start on bed 5 which will be for the brassicas as some of them are almost ready to get planted out.

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    Sowed second batch of broad beans, "crimson flowered" into roottrainers, then put them into mini greenhouse/cold frame. Sowed french beans "Cherokee trail of tears" and "marketmore" cucumbers into roottrainers too, but these will stay indoors on the windowsill.

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    Sowed 2 x Tumbling Toms, 2 x 100's & 1000's along with 6 x Californian Peppers and lots of Lettuce Mix in a heated propagator.
    Also sowed 8 Dwarf French bean seeds in pots on a sunny windowsill.

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    Renting half a lush farmhouse on a farm full of sheep and cows


    Trousers and I spent the entire day arguing, and two minutes later, laughing our sox off.

    Oh, the joys of moving house?!

    We drove between Holly Cottage and our new home with precious garden stuff that we don't trust Removal Firms with, like Blueberry bushes in full flower, being bee pollinated, like fan-trained peach trees in full flower, being bee pollinated.
    I think you might get my drift? No flowers, no bees, no pollination, no fruit.
    It also got us momentarily away from cardboard boxes, to give us a gorgeous breather of our new home so that we can just 'park' some of the stress that we're feeling.
    Thank you for listening.

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    accrington, lancashire


    finally finished the seed bed. did some more fencing. soaked up the sunshine
    above the clouds the sun is shining and the sky is blue. if you look hard enough you can just about see it!

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    I planted broad beans, "Meteor". Watered young things in the veggie garden, including the potato beds, garlic, rhubarb, onions and herbs. It's been dry for a four or five days.

    I also stood and admired the trench I've dug for asparagus. Not grown it before. Sand and grit arriving tomorrow to be incorporated into my clay soil.

    I have sunflower seeds germinating in the cold greenhouse.

    Last edited by Meschuee; 29-03-2009 at 09:07 PM.
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