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    Potted on three tomato seedlings (2x Dr Carolyn Pink, 1x Gardener's Delight). Some sowing - but I'll but that in the sowing thread.
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    Picked my Blind pal up and took him down the lottie for some veg. Its first time for almost 2 months he has been down.
    Took all his kitchen scraps for the last month or so (very ripe) and added to the compost heap after i turned it. Then dug in a bag of shreaded paper and covered with a load of spent hops and put to bed with old sacking.
    Pulled a couple of sprout stalks ( still alive with tiny white fly )
    4 small cabbages
    2 small sweeds
    a few leeks each
    and a handful of Jer artichokes
    Enjoyed sitting outside supping tea and we sorted all the governments problems out for them. Temp was a nice 13c and sunny
    Going down tomorrow to dig and split the rhubarb and plant it in a new bed.
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    Made 14 lbs of jam from fruit that was frozen since the summer and autumn. 8 jars of bramble jelly and 6 jars of mixed plum, cherry and blackberries, all of which I grew myself.
    Visited my granddaughter this evening as it was her 7Th birthday.

    And when your back stops aching,
    And your hands begin to harden.
    You will find yourself a partner,
    In the glory of the garden.

    Rudyard Kipling.

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    Today I potted on another 6 Cauliflowers, I have 18 seedling sitting in a unheated prop in the bathroom windowsill now, I think that enough for the early ones, going to see what I can sow in there place in the heated prop
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    Default Twenty Eleven Here I Come....!

    Okay.... I've proverbially 'sat on my hands' for the last fortnight and NOT sown any seeds, but because we've rather unusually NOT run out of heating oil for well over three weeks now (so "Doh!....Well done Trousers, there's a first, eh luv?!"), I thought I'd take advantage of the warm Rayburn cooker and hence the general warmth of The Funny Farm Kitchen, to begin propagating some seeds that could benefit from being sown this early, without the need to use an electric seed propagator unit - yippee!....... And quite frankly, I'd be mad not to.

    Incidentally, did you have a good Christmas?
    Did ya? Did ya?!

    Having proved to myself last year that it's perfectly possible to propagate one's Tomato plants via 'armpit cuttings' in June, I'm taking a restrained approach this year, basically sowing only sufficient Sungold to give me an early June crop of cherry tommies for salads, just because I've got the seeds already, and then following on later by sowing some newly-bought half-price blight-tolerant F1 Ferlines that'll be planted outside after last Jack Frost, and propagating then from their armpits to give a staggered crop into the Autumn.

    Then after breakfast........(!)
    I had such a cr@p stored harvest of shallots and onions in 2010 that I decided not to take any prisoners this year, so yesterday multi-sowed 200 Banana Shallots and 180 Red Baron Onions.

    I've only really been growing here in our Funny Farm Kitchen Garden properly for a year, but 2010 was a fabulous year for Garlics, (see nobody come within yards of Wellie and Trousers now as she attempts to reduce the stockpile), and so I've saved the biggest of the various cloves for replanting in 2011, and only learned about Garlic 'scapes' from my friend Gloria because she came and photographed beautifully endlessly for the Photographic Library that her work contributes to in London, and told me of how they were regarded as such a culinary delicacy.

    To be perfectly honest with you, the chilli and sweet pepper seeds that I've sown today are a 'lick your finger and stick it in the air' affair, because if any of them germinate it'll be nothing short of a miracle with the seed being as auld as it is. Which reminds me...... Trousers is 50 on the 5th of February, so don't forget to make a fuss of him, or I'll be forced to?!

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    - sowed 4 types of chilli and some Auntie Madge tomatoes in heated prop
    - sowed some supermarket marrowfat peas (for shoots & plants)
    - squished greenfly & fungus gnats on the indoor plants
    - watered the forced hyacinths which have now broken through the compost and growing fast
    - amaryllis (hippeastrum) is growing over an inch a day & looking v.phallic
    - collected another 5 sacks of autumn leaves from the bike lane
    - threw out onion seedlings starting to rot
    - threw out a dozen gourds starting to rot
    - made chutney from my 4 Uchiki Kuri (indoors, but also starting to rot)
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    Made another 16 lbs of blackcurrant jam today. That's the last of the fruit from the freezer except for a few bags of redcurrants.
    Next I have to tackle the glut of frozen tomatoes. I hope to do this next week and then \i will be back on track.
    have had a really busy and strange year just gone out. Don't quite know where the tine went in that I am just now getting around to using up all my summer produce.

    And when your back stops aching,
    And your hands begin to harden.
    You will find yourself a partner,
    In the glory of the garden.

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    Not really vegetable related but cleared all the cr*p out of the greenhouse - now only the glass needs washing. Then inspired by Carol Klein last week (I recorded the first episode and watched it Thursday evening) I dug 3 old shrubs out of the flower border (it took ages ... big old gnarly roots) and now have a pristine space against the fence, SW facing! Some honeysuckle growing up the fence I think, a good sunny post for a gherkin later and some nice bedding plants at the front!

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