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  1. Cool June

    by , 13-06-2009 at 07:09 PM
    Today I decided to take stock of the current contents (plant wise) of my polytunnel, so in no particular order I have the following;
    Planted in the tunnel
    1 bucket of Scallions
    1 pot of French Tarragon
    200 x Lettuce Charita
    55 x Silver Chard
    19 x Chilli Cayenne
    11 x Tomato San Marzano
    11 x Tomato Golden Sunrise
    12 x Tomato Roma
    12 x Tomato Gardeners Delight
    28 x Aubergine (can't remember variety atm)
    33 x Perpetual ...
  2. Is this really Spring ?

    by , 04-04-2009 at 06:10 PM
    It's been a while since I posted but now that things are beginning to move I thought I'd update my blog.
    Since last blod update, I have taken over the running of two walled gardens - one in pristine condition and the other we will call a long term project. The addition of these two sites means that I will hopefully be able to not only increase the veg I grow but also that I will be able to grow slightly more tender crops.
    Anyway, to date I have sown approx 1000 Cabbage Primo, 500 Cabbage ...
  3. Freakin windy !

    by , 12-11-2008 at 10:10 PM
    I swear I thought my polytunnel was gonna vanish on Tuesday but it held, although the end frame that seemed to take the full force of the wind does seem to be leaning in a bit as opposed to being vertical.
    I have started to clear my courgette patch up and the 250 tyres I used to grow them in are now forming a windbreak down one length of tunnel.
    I'm hoping to "accquire some 30 railway sleepers over this winter and the idea is to use them to form raised beds/walkways in the tunnel ...
  4. Getting a wee bit nippy up here now

    by , 16-10-2008 at 07:03 PM
    It's been about a month since my last blog entry so here's a brief update on what's been happening.
    The Major news is that I now have a mains water supply - it's taken 19 months but in the end I got fed up arguiong with Scottish Water and just connected it all up myself (I did this in a previous job so know what I'm doing)
    Summer crops are dying a death just now - a few courgettes left, broad beans completely cleared today, enough cukes to take to the Farmers Market this Saturday then ...
  5. I'm back

    by , 18-09-2008 at 12:20 AM
    Sorry it's been a while.
    Well, today was a monumentous day !! After 19 months of waiting for permission to connect to the mains, I finally have water on tap - one outside the shed and one in the polytunnel - I still don't have full written permission but it gets to the point where you just think "sod it, do it and argue the toss later ". So I hired a mini digger and laid the pipes, connected everything up and Voila - water on tap
    So now instead of anywhere between ...
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