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    The 'What I Did Today' Archive - 2006
    The 'What I Did Today' thread is something of an institution on the Grapevine, having started and been run continuously since 2006. At nearly 7 years old (at the time of writing this) it had grown to over 300 pages, and was becoming difficult to browse. So we have decided to separate the posts into a thread for each year, and put them into the Archive for ease of use, keeping only the current and previous year in the active thread.

    This thread is for the first year of 'What I Did Today', 2006.

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    Things I did today.
    This is intended to act as an aid memoir to everyone on the grapevine. I hope it will help remind us of tasks that should be carried out at the time of year each posting is written.
    It is not intended to be a Blog or a journal but simply an aid to help. I hope everyone will post what they did in their garden or allotment each day.
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    Today I checked out the propagator in my greenhouse where I have onion seeds germinating.
    I had a quick look at my wormery to make sure the worms are all happy and still active.
    I checked the soil of all my cuttings I took earlier in the year to make sure they are not too dry.
    I turned my potatoes a little to get even chitting on the potatoes I am keeping in the light.
    I inspected over wintering plants for insect infestation in the greenhouse.
    I swept the paths and gave the garden a general tidy up, stacking pots and removing stray dead leaves from the odd corners.
    I re-set my max/min thermometer in the green house.
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    Today I would have cut down all my autumn fruiting raspberries and checked through my jerusalem artichokes if I hadn't ridden my horse, walked the dogs and then decided I was too whacked to start!

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    I turned off the heater about 8ish in the greenhouse and opened the door for the day, cut back the autumn bliss raspberries got out my pruning saw and cut off the dead branches on an elderberry tree that I have been meaning to do for 2 years, dug up cabbage for the goats and thank you, you have reminded me I have left my fork in a veggie bed!

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    If you're into autumn raspberries poultrychat,advice please. I've got rather a forest of the things which I love,as I get to eat loads, but I could do with moving a row to a new position so I don't have to go in with a machete next season. Is it alright to move them now while they're dormant?

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    I would have thought you'd be fine moving them now as long as you check after a frost that they haven't been lifted

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    Today, I was mostly trying to shake off a hangover (friends 40th birthday bash last night) but I succeeded in clearing out my greenhouse and disinfecting it, washing all my pots and seed trays and spent ten minutes admiring the first snowdrop of the year. Then I went online and ordered all my seed for the coming season - except spuds and onion sets which I buy locally
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    I poked my nose out of the door, watched as pots flew past on the wind, planned my seeds indoors and tried to get to the corner shop, watched Nigella Bites on TV and thought, "It's Sunday ahhhhhh!".

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