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    hey snakeshack, you know how to live it up eh?!? You smooth talker you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottishnewbie View Post
    hey snakeshack, you know how to live it up eh?!? You smooth talker you!
    the o/h came into some cash last year and said "we could get a hot tub" my brain was in auto reply mode and said "yeah ok then"
    7 days later i had to lay a 12 ft square concrete slab 6 ins thick and do 300 of electrical work followed by a day of for the part p certification and another day while the tub was installed.
    It also costs 80 a month to run with the heating and chemicals.
    the moral is AlWAYS pay attention to what your wife says!
    don't be afraid to innovate and try new things
    remember.........only the dead fish go with the flow

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    I put out the young things to harden off and watered what needed it in the veg garden. Dug up last years potatoes that I missed and which are appearing in odd places - one was really rotten.

    A friend gave me tomato seeds, "Gardeners Delight", and they need to be put in pots when I get some.

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    Yesterday i sowed the following seeds: -

    Broccoli and turnips in a trough, Leeks in 12 " pot (Prob too late to do these but i had the seeds so thought sod it- i'll see what happens, currently in the house until they germinate and grow a bit before i plant them in a trough)

    Also sowed some carrots and spring onions together in a trough.

    Placed my Mizuna and Rocket outside as the seedlings are growing well now (Put it under a plant cover with the Broccoli and Turnip trough for now)

    Also noticed my strawberries have their first flower now- yipee really pleased lol.

    Potatoes also growing really well, having to constantly earth them up at the moment.

    So all in all my first go at growing fruit and veg is going OK

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    I planted more tomatoes, in pots, a variety named "Gardener's Delight". Put the tray of tiny leek seedlings outside for the first time. Watered the young things. Dug up more "stray" potatoes" from last year. Admired the tiny Victoria plums on the dwarf tree, the first ones, ever. Hope the bullfinches leave them alone.

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    - planted out my homegrown bedding Baby Blue Eyes
    - made up 5 hanging baskets with pelargoniums, viola and lobelia
    - was unhappy to find vine weevil larvae in 2 of the hanging baskets
    - hoed off 5 buckets of limnanthes (green manure) for the compost heap It's done a great job of weed suppression over the winter
    - started to harden off my Feb sown tomatoes (2 foot tall now)
    - now going out to water the greenhouses, and sow some more beans, corn etc.
    - sowed 32 Conqueror sweetcorn into pots
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    potted up courgettes, thought about leaving toms, chilli's, and aubergines out in growhouse overnight ( been out all day and in at night for weeks now ) but decided against it for now as i'm terrified they will all die....... weeded around the cranberry bush found more room to grow something.... still trying to decide what!
    Watered everything!!!!

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    Finally stopped raining at lunchtime, so managed to get to the plot, after we spent the rainy morning sorting out the back yard and greenhouse at home! Now ready for me to plant the toms into grow bags for the back yard greenhouse, can get 15 in there, but have another 35 to try and find a pot or home for!!

    At the plot we sorted out the walk in plastic greenhouse (rebuilt it after it got blown apart in gales a few weeks back), then filled it with 5 growbags, and planted 4 peppers into each growbag, plus 6 into a tub in the perspex shed extension! So, another 26 peppers planted to join the 20 already planted in the greenhouses on the plot, only another 40 chillies and peppers to sort out now and we'll be finished with them! lol!
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