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    Well you see, I asked my son what he wanted us to grow this, thinking he'd say tomatoes, or strawberries or whatever, and he said melons. So we're having a go, but the lad has been well drilled that they probably won't grow.

    They are a small one person sized fruit that are marketed as outdoor ones though, so you never know.

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    Watered and weeded.
    Granny on the Game

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    have constucted several structures from canes for my beans and peas on my new plot. planted some runner beans plants donated to my by one of my neighbours. ( hope i like runner beans as to add to his 14 plants ive got another 10 at home growing away lol!) plus french beans and borlotti beans! o well! sowed some more peas, a heritage variety meant to grow nice and tall. hardening off my sweetcorn and chillis.
    http://pot-to-plot.blogspot.com/ My brand spanking new plot

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    Quote Originally Posted by VirginVegGrower View Post
    Your brassica cages look like mine - built by Mr VVG and too bl@@dy big for me to move!
    The tops sit on top of the sides and are only held onto the sides with a loop of wire so are easy to remove. The sides themselves have legs on that are hammered into the ground. All in all, each frame consists of 2 end pieces, 8 side pieces, four at the front and four at the rear, and 8 tops that sit alongside each other. If you want, I can photograph the individual pieces and show hoe I fit them all together.

    Anyhow looks a nice allotment...

    Thank you. I have finally got to a point where I have utilised all the growing space in my garden after first getting it two years ago when it was totally weed infested and covered in rubble and rubbish like old bed frames and mattresses etc.

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    Today I planted out the last of my sweetcorn (36plants) the last 5 courgettes and the last 3 butternut squash, then a little weeding before doing my sons sponsored walk with him.

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    I've a few days off work so spent the day at the allotments trying to to catch up. Started by uniting my chicks that I hatched with another four brown hens and a Faverolle cockerel.
    First I had the onerous task of dispatching one of the cockerel chicks as he would just have been killed by the grown cockerel. He was lame and kept falling over so he wouldn't stand a chance.
    Not a pleasant task and I bottled it the first time when I had a hold of him by the feet and he turned his head towards me with cow eyes as if to say "Please don't do it!".............I didn't and returned him to the coop but he looked a pitiful sight and I had to go and get him again and do the deed.

    Anyway, the other chicks seem to have amalgamated ok and I know I did the right thing so I got stuck into the gardening to take my mind off it.

    Cleared area, made a cane wigwam and planted my self fertile runner beans. Cleared an area and planted five cauli's. Cleared an area............sod it, just asume I've cleared the area , mucked and dug it each time I plant summat. Planted a long row of Ne Plus Ultra pea plants against a tall mesh support. Sowed seeds of the same down the other side to give a succession.
    Planted two rows of mange tout peas along a permanent support frame work.
    Donned my gloves and tackled any thistles or nettles i could find.
    As the rain came along i retired to the greenhouse and potted on a load of chrysanth cuttings and planted out some banana peppers.
    Pleased with progress but still loads to do!
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamo View Post
    If you want, I can photograph the individual pieces and show hoe I fit them all together.
    Yes please! I want to see!
    Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made
    By singing-'Oh how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade,
    While better men than we go out and start their working lives
    At grubbing weeds from gravel paths with broken dinner-knives. ~ Rudyard Kipling

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    Quote Originally Posted by bethduckie View Post
    Well you see, I asked my son what he wanted us to grow this, thinking he'd say tomatoes, or strawberries or whatever, and he said melons. So we're having a go, but the lad has been well drilled that they probably won't grow.

    They are a small one person sized fruit that are marketed as outdoor ones though, so you never know.
    I keep my fingers crossed for you. Just need some of that April sunshine back!

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