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    I bought my Arran Pilot seed potatoes yesterday and they're sat in their egg boxes waiting to chit.

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    8-30am knock on door delivery from Suttons, 9-00am go to work.

    12-30pm home for lunch box from Marshalls on door step, 12-45pm called out to cooking range failed in hotel kitchen.

    3-45pm return home start to unpack boxes knock on door delivery from Dobies.

    Everything for the year in one day and all excuse's gone will have to get cracking now.

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    I planted:
    4 Rooster potatoes - 2 per bin.
    1 Maris Piper in a bucket.
    All were supermarket spuds that had sprouted in the kitchen.

    I also sowed a small amount of lettuce seed and some lamb's lettuce seed (again in containers).

    All are in the polytunnel at the moment.
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    Isnt it a bit early to be planting Potatoes?

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    Put my potatoes out so they can start sprouting. Planted my garlic.

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    Spent the last day of my hols on the plot, it started cold, windy and dreary (3C), but once the wind dropped and the clouds cleared it was a lovely afternoon for working (temp dropped to 1.5C, so far too cold to do anything that doesnt invoplve physical work to keep yourself warm)!

    Mr D had a bonfire and burned all the fartichoke, raspberry and grapevine prunnings (from yesterday) whilst I barrowed 25 loads of bark chippings from the other end of the allotment site and relaid fresh bark on almost all the paths on plot 2! Looks much better, just a shame I forgot to take my camera with me! D'oh!
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    Unblocked the septic tank pipes and removed a dead fox from the dyke next to the orchard...I smell!
    More gardening related, cut down (to 1-2ft) the baby trees in the hedge hoping they'll bush out and block next door! Lots of wood for the fire stacked behind the summer house.
    Looked at the germinating chilis/peppers/aubergines quite a bit...

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    I've used Alanromans for seed purchases as i too am on a tight budget. I'm not sure if they're a well kept gardeners secret or what because they don't seem to get many mentions anywhere but the prices are good. Guess we're going to find out about the quality throughout the year. I've also gotten some seeds from friends that have been gardening for years & as my outlaws still read the mags but don't garden i get the seeds that come free with each edition. This weekend i shall be venturing out for a walk to find some plant supports. I think the tight budget is actually making it more interesting.

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