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    Yesterday, actually, but no matter (!)
    Because it was a 'Leaf Day' on the Biodynamic Calendar, I sowed some leaf seeds in the warmth of the kitchen. I've identified six sunny windowsills for growing them on once they've germinated, and when the light levels rise later in Spring, they can go in the conservatory, then finally into the greenhouse, under cloches, or into the ground.

    Having kind of 'missed a year' with moving house last Spring, I'm keen to experiment with my new surroundings, and enter at least ONE thing in my local village show in July, if it kills me!
    Thanks for listening.X.

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    Bought some seed potatoes from local GC. Then had a major clear out of the seed box, and was strict with myself about things very out of date or looking rather manky.

    So now there is space, and I've just placed my seed order with the Organic Catalogue.

    Roll on Spring!
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    (If this comes up twice, I apologise - I pressed the wrong tit on the keyboard?!)

    So, today being the second of the Fruit Days this January, I sowed 2 seeds each of Tomato 'Sungold', 'Red Cherry', 'Ferline', Tigarella.... as an experiment.
    Then I upended a small packet of Bored Bean 'Aquadulce' into a deep tupperware of John Innes Seed Compost, to pre-germinate the seeds, so I only have to sow the ones that do actually germinate, when they do eventually.
    After that, I sowed two seeds each of various different Sweet Peppers.

    Tomorrow, with it also being a Fruit Day Biodynamically, I'm hoping to make time for some Aubergine seed planting.
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    The frozen ground now has a covering of snow on it so all I can do around the garden is general tidying up. I Felled and trimmed up a large cypress tree that had been planted too close to the house. All the brush is piled up at the bottom of the garden with other prunings and trimmings and will stay there till spring to give shelter to the hedgehogs and frogs that seem to want to share the garden with me. After that it will all go through the shredder to make a weed-suppressing summer mulch.

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    Too much snow to do anything outside.

    Counted my bottles of gin to discover one missing. If I start drinking now, I'll see double and it will reappear

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    Too cold to do anything outside apart from feed the guineagirls and the birds. Ground is frozen solid, but not too much snow (at the moment - Mr BBC says snow tomorrow). Holding back on sowing cos I don't have that much warm space to nurture seedlings.

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    Once again, I missed telling you about it on the day that I did do it, so I'll tell you now! I DID sow Sweet Pepper and Aubergine seeds on my Biodymanic Fruit Days. And today, being the first of the 'Root Days' this 2010, I sowed Pigletwillie's Banananananana Shallot Seeds, and some Onion 'Red Baron' and 'Ailsa Craig' seeds into P60 modules, which I've covered in tall perspex propagating lids to keep the moisture in, and now it's a waiting game, until they decide, in the warmth of my Funny Farm Kitchen, to germinate.

    Already, from the Leaf Days: the Summer Savoury and Russian Tarragon, the Romanesco and Snowball Cauli's, and Perpetual Spinach, Silver Chard etc. are germinating. What I actually DO with them, after my experiments, depending on the weather, we'll have to wait and see.
    And I learned something sursprising: I thought that a Leek would be a Root, and it isn't. Biodymanically, it's a Leaf kids. Hey!
    And today, my gorgeous Trousers Man was snowed in with me and the cat, and he's taken some lovely photos in the snow, if you'd like to have a look.
    (See Funny Farm Blog link below, if the mods'll let you?)
    And thank you for listening.
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    Showed my Christmas kitten the snow for the first time. She was NOT amused and climbed up my leggings to get out of the nasty stuff (serves me right). Put Poppy back in her nest of wellie warmers and hot waterbottles and shoveled the chickens tunnels to and from the coop. Then made the compulsory snowmen with wonderful OH.
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