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    Just got in from two hours in the vegetable garden - I like to be out early in the morning. Added horticultural grit-sand and sand to a bed for beetroot, still to work on that before planting. Sowed French marigold seeds in a tray in the greenhouse. Dug over the soil where I plan to put runner beans.

    I want to get carrot seed today, while it's half-price at the garden centre.

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    Potted on 3 Brandywine and 3 home-crossed tomatoes. Most of the others are still tiny but the Brandywine do better for me with a longer growing season - and the home-bred are going 4 to a big pot to be stopped at the first truss - for evaluation purposes.
    this morning I was out with a Britain in Bloom friend tidying flower beds. This aft I shall be doing the same with my own!
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    cleaned out the shed this am took 3 hrs!
    bit the bullet and planted 6 types of courgette & patty pan squash ,cucumbers gherkins and melons.
    Sowed various herbs ,basil ,thyme,oregano,parsley coriander & dill as OH moaning she wants a herb bed by the back door.
    don't be afraid to innovate and try new things
    remember.........only the dead fish go with the flow

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    I planted carrots (Chantenay Red Cored 2) in one of the raised bed and scabious and marigold seeds in trays in the greenhouse. Bought courgette (Organic Black Beauty) and tomato (Vilma) seeds while they were still half-priced. Dug over the bed for the beetroot seeds, adding sand and grit.

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    Planted my read spring onions and beetroot today. Went to the garden centre and bought some new lavender plants, garlic chives and some rings to tie back my sweet peas with. When I got home I planted up the lavendar and the garlic chives.

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    Had a productive few hours today, emptied all the dead winter bedding plants out of the various pots dotted around the front & back of the house & around the garden - replaced them with fresh ones, ressurected a few other pots that were looking a bit worse for wear. Errected a support for peas in the veg plot & planted out 10 Kelvedon Wonder, also planted out about 10 Broad Beans. Sowed in the GH Canoe & Cascadia peas, Kailaan Chinese Broccoli, Rudolph Broccoli, 3 pots of Sweetheart Melon and 3 of Denver Pepper seeds.
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    Watered the overwintered geraniums which have been transferred to the window area of the garden shed.
    Helped OH erect a new wooden support to tidy up the blackberries.
    Planted out (under the fleece covered area) a few lettuce plants and beetroots. Harvested a lettuce, spring onion and radish from the same bed - all of which have been overwintered under the fleece. Together with a jar of my own pickled beetroot it made my lunch. I thought the radish would be woody but it wasn't mind you - it wasn't very big either!!)
    Actually - it made my day! Last year was the first time I had ever pickled anything let alone beetroot and I only did two jars at the time. Kept putting off opening one, until today. It was absolutely lovely.
    Not normally a lover of pickled beet, preferring it fresh cooked and served hot, but it was a great surprise to me. I shall definitely aim for many more jars this year.

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    noticed that parsnips have germinated in raised bed today. they were sown on the 7th. seed shallots are poking thru also.

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