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    jackyspratty is offline Cropper
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    Bought a heated propogator And in a moment of madness the other day ordred a salad grow bag that you hang on the wall! It arrived today! Will try anything to make the slimy ones work for their feast!

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    Have just placed my seed order for the year- excluding tatties - and for the first time in three years it is less than 250.00!!! It's gonna seem strange being able to sow mostly everything in one day (apart from successional sowings natch), as opposed to one full day for each of the brassica veg, one full day for toms, one full day for cukes and courgettes etc etc etc. If only the weather would improve - it was way below freezing last night and the temp hads been falling rapidly again since 4pm this afternoon.
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    Sowed sweet peas and petit pois in the greenhouse, and sowed collected sweet peas from last year's F1 hybrids - interested to see what comes up and whether I can select and save for next year. Also sowed early calabrese broccoli in gh and cape gooseberry indoors.
    Hispi cabbage, Musselburgh leeks and psb doing well - all sowed about 10 days ago. Should keep a diary I suppose!
    Picked baby leeks, psb and pakchoi for dinner. They were scrummy, and the psb so sweet! There's nothing like the flavour when they go straight from plot to pot!

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    Got to the allotment to find a pile of s**t had been left from the market so got stuck in and moved loads to both my plots, I will leave it to rot down as its fresh. Also sowed 350onion sets !!! to go with the 300 plus I sowed in the atumn, I think I have lost quite a few of those.
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    This morning I washed the long black trays we use in the green houses, in which we put the pots of lettuce, rocket, land cress, chillis and sweet peppers etc.

    Then, this afternoon I spent an hour and a half helping dig over the veg beds of the village school.

    This evening I ache everywhere but I feel good

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    For the last few weeks I’ve had various containers of compost warming up in the greenhouse so today I put out 5 chitted seed potatoes in a fish box, covered them up with more warm compost and then stretched bubble wrap over the top of the box. Although we are still having frosts they are not as cold as last month and it’s not actually getting down to freezing in the greenhouse. If the weather does get really bad all I have to lose is a few spuds and if they do come on I’ll have a nice early crop. Will plant out another lot next week as it looks unlikely that I’ll get any in the outside soil much before the end of the month.

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    Yesterday sowed some broad beans, peas and sweet peas in the Greenhouse.

    Today I spent 2 hours cleaning inside and outside the greenhouse - still needs bit more work, think previous owner hadn't cleaned it for a while.

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    Sowed some parsnip seeds first germinated on damp kitchen roll, sowed some pre-soaked nasturtium seeds (self-saved last year), sowed some pre-soaked broad beans (mix of 4 types) in loo roll tubes in the gh and a handfull direct into the raised bed, moved trays of Autumn Mammoth leek seedlings into gh, sowed Half Pint peas (dwarf var.) in a pretty patio pot. And stared at my tom and chili seedlings willing them to be bigger.
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