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    Checked the greenhouse and the onion seed is just starting to poke through the soil, no sign of the carrots yet. Charlotte potatoes are growing nice and strong and I shal have to earth them up again later on today.All this cold weather (-2 again this morning) tends to make me rather lethargic, there is plenty of thing I need to do but just keep putting them off.

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    Today was my first proper day at my own place in ages, as my other gardens have taken preference to keep the cash rolling in. I do Thursdays and Fridays at my field but they are entirely dedicated to picking pulling and lifting veg and making up and delivering my veg boxes.
    So today, I hand weeded the polytunnel, brought all the remaining strawberries inside -either in 3" pots or in 60 x hanging baskets, took down all the posts and cane supports that were used for my peas, cleared all the netting up (well, put it in a big pile to burn at a later date), cleared the weeds from round my rhubarb, fennel, chives and rosemary plants, cleared the growbags from the tunnel staging (they were used for rocket, mizuna and mixed salad leaves, prepared 6 large polystyrene fish boxes for sowing more rocket and mizuna next week.
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    Weeded, planted out 4 cape gooseberry plants, 4 courgette seedlings, 4 tomato seedlings, lots of watering, spraying courgettes with 9:1 water and milk to kill off powdery mildew, seems to be doing ok. Harvested an 'orrible bitter tasting cauli, its now in the compost and lots of kale, swiss chard and parsley for spagetti.

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    Yesterday I had an unexpected (person giving me a lift wanted to go via) visit to the garden centre. Got my onion sets, shallots, 3 packs of 10 early and 2nd early potatoes. These now in egg boxes in the bright but cold spare room.
    Whoever plants a garden believes in the future.

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    Yesterday I dug up some dahlia tubers (they look perfectly healthy despite no frost protection) to start them off indoors - in order to take cuttings to make more plants
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    Picked a cupful of Tiger beans that had been missed
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    Cut a Rodima red cabbage & some Osaka Red Mustard
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    Pulled the ice off the water butts so the goldfish can breathe
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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    Recieved my 3 Autumn Raspberry canes from the GW Magazine offer, stuck them in a bucket to soak & will plant them tomorrow in my fruit bed with the one lonely Raspberry plant thats already there.
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    Not today but tomorrow (given the reasonable forecast) we are going to the plot. DD and I will pick the last of the brussels sprouts and pull a good bunch of leeks. There might be some spinach and baby turnips to bring home as well.

    DH will be in charge of some digging while I have "helpfully" distracted DD. Clearing the space where the peas and beans were at the end of last season, spreading the last of the compost bin, and covering with the bits of cardboard we found around the house. I have another sheet of black plastic as well to throw over one more section.

    This will probably be the last visit we'll get before the annual month-long lockout. So it needs a good tidy up, reasonable harvest (although I'll leave some leeks for when we return as they should be fine). And making sure everything is properly put away in case the council actually bother themselves to do an inspection!!

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    My shallots order arrived ... 400 Pikant bulbs, to go with my 200 Golden Gourmet from Poundshop. Plus I bought 15 Echalion (banana) shallots in Morrisons yesterday. I don't expect those to grow, but they have 2 choices.
    All gardeners know better than other gardeners." -- Chinese Proverb.

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