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A year on Plot 3b with VVG!

  1. What I did today

    by , 07-11-2011 at 04:55 PM (Tales From The Potting Shed)
    Quote Originally Posted by VirginVegGrower View Post
    Second day with my old mate *****. It is the only perfume for me these days. Raked up more leaves this morning - took two hours. Leafmold cage full, need another one making. Cleaned out girls and raked out their poo.
    Scrubbed out greenhouse, staging, pots, trays, everything really with JF. Lit sulphur candle. Normally have this done by now but owing to hen woes, everything has slipped backwards. Shut the girlies up for the night, brought feeders/drinkers in. Time for hot bath before I wallpaper...sigh!
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  2. What I did today

    by , 09-10-2011 at 10:55 PM (Tales From The Potting Shed)
    Quote Originally Posted by VirginVegGrower View Post
    Bust my thumb and back as I weeded half the allotment within two to three hours. I was like a whirlwind - celeriac swelling and looking good, bigger than tennis balls! That's an improvement. Pulled out failed crop sweetcorn - bad year for me there. Pulled up butternut squash plant with one still in. Cleared a dead brassica bed. Planted overwintering red onions. Weeded, mulched and pruned asparagus, rhubarb and raspberry canes. Started to weed leeks - back there tomorrow for more of the same and
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  3. What I did today

    by , 22-08-2011 at 04:26 PM (Tales From The Potting Shed)
    Quote Originally Posted by VirginVegGrower View Post
    Went foraging for blackberries yesterday and have made blackberry vodka...mmmmm! Went to Wilkos today and bought winemaking paraphernalia as we also foraged elderberries from Nanny's garden. Made a huge pan of plum and cardamom jelly this morning for straining overnight. Cut haulms of maincrops as all ready. Harvest in a couple of weeks. Mr VVG been to Ryton to get me green manure seed and tomato feed.
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  4. What I did today

    by , 22-08-2011 at 04:18 PM (Tales From The Potting Shed)
    Quote Originally Posted by VirginVegGrower View Post
    All earlies (second) up and in bags which leaves bed free. Green manure sown and watered in.
    Various veg harvested but most pleased with carrots sown in old compost bin. Shallots all up and drying in garage. More onions up and drying in greenhouse. Fed and watered cukes, toms and peppers. More weeding done.
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  5. What I did today

    by , 30-07-2011 at 08:53 PM (Tales From The Potting Shed)
    Quote Originally Posted by VirginVegGrower View Post
    Ooh my back hurts. Sowed some Spring Cabbage Offenham (Snadger, PM me and you can have my spares!), lettuce, PSB, kale, parsley and some rosemary. Repotted basil collection into bigger pots. Hoovered out my fly collection in the greenhouse - sparkling it is now! Cleaned all used pots. Harvested more toms, cukes, courgettes, runner beans (prepped and frozen), borlotti beans (prepped and frozen), broadies (last of, prepped and frozen). Cut off broad bean plants and composted. Cut off pea plants, picked
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