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    Jamesy_uk is offline Rooter
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    Sowing 14 replacement runner beans as since Sunday something has decimated 14 of my 16 plants in my parents garden. Looks like I need some mass Slug pellet /nematode help ;(

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    Potted on butternut squash and pumpkin seedlings.

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    Jimmy Glasgow is offline Seedling
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    Spent 5hrs down the plot today. Rain held off till i got all i wanted planted.
    Backed up the early spuds, hoed the shallots,spring onions and beetroot.
    Caulli, lettuce, cabbage, salad leaf, 100 onion sets, Pentland and Rocket potatoes all in now.
    Broad bean wigwam, courgettes and leeks still to go.

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    Planted out the last of my Banana shallots and long red Florence onions. Tickled the areas over and gave each a good dose of home made compost as a mulch.Thats all the alliums in now apart from the leeks........plenty of time for those!
    Planted out two butternut squash plants (Avalon) and readied an area for some other types of squashes.
    Sowed some seeds from an edible passion fruit I had in a fruit salad. Hopefully they will germinate because i've always fancied a passionflower in the greenhouse but the ones offered at nurseries are usually not the edible variety.
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

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    bethduckie is offline Rooter
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    Planted out 15 borlotti plants and 7 runner bean plants.

    Carried on with the soaking and bashing and raking of soil business as yesterday yawn yawn

    Thinned carrots and parsnips

    Weeded and watered, and moaned about the weather with three different fellow allotmenteers *grin*

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    Haven't posted for a while, t'internet connection has been appallingly slow and virtually unusable. Last Sunday I put 2 cucumbers and 2 tomatoes into their final location in the greenhouse, did a lot of potting on, planted out the pendular begonias (Inferno) into hanging baskets, which I am currently hardening off. Had to put them into the baskets as they were beginning to show flower buds! Eek. A couple of my bush tomatoes are starting to flower - it seems awful early, I shall have to dig out the diary and see.

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    bethduckie is offline Rooter
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    Planted some brassicas (cabbage, calabrese, sprouts) and some basil plantlets, the basil looked decidedly sad as I was leaving so who knows if that will survive.

    Soaked, bashed, dug and raked what will be the sweetcorn and pumpkin bed. Took ages but it looks good now, like proper soil and not great lumps of rock. Barrowed some earth from the courgette bed to elsewhere as it was too full, soaked that, will dig it properly tomorrow. Ditto what will be the butternut squash bed.

    Gave the spuds a blooming good watering and everything else a little watering.

    Then came home and watered the veggies out front and the pots round the back... and then went to Pizza Hut. LOL.

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    - emptied a dalek, then refilled it with old brassicas
    - pulled out broadies to plant Incredible sweetcorn
    - carried a dozen sacks of leafmold up to the plot, shook em up & watered them, left under ivy to rot down
    - planted out even more French beans and some summer cabbage, gave them all a comfrey feed
    - weeded, weeded, weeded (all the grasses are going to seed now)
    - netted the reddening strawbs
    - put half a dozen toms into their final pots & strung them from the gh roof
    - potted on lots of other stuff too
    Last edited by Two_Sheds; 22-05-2011 at 07:11 PM.
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