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  • Penellype
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    Friday jobs
    Check allotment - done
    Harvest carrots - no

    Weekend jobs (weather permitting)
    Fill hotbed with fresh horse muck
    Harvest carrots, leek

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  • .commander
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    Need it to stop snowing every weekend so I can crack on!

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  • Peteyd
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    Jobs for the weekend

    Clear behind the shed ready for the waterbutts,
    Clear in front of the shed for the new compost bins,
    Buy the compost bins
    Cut the grass (if its not too wet)

    Hopefully i can achieve some of that at least!

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  • Penellype
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    Friday jobs
    Check allotment
    Harvest carrots

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  • Penellype
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    Monday jobs
    Check allotment - done
    Remove dead geraniums from fence - done
    Harvest carrots, leek if possible - done

    Yesterday I put the sheep's fleece my sister gave me in the bottom of the bed I am going to make a hotbed out of and harvested carrots and kale.

    Too cold and wet for gardening today and no time tomorrow.

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  • Penellype
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    Weekend jobs
    Check allotment - done (frozen)
    Harvest carrots, kale - done carrots, also lettuce and peppers from indoors

    Monday jobs
    Check allotment
    Remove dead geraniums from fence
    Harvest carrots, leek if possible

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  • Penellype
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    Weekend jobs (weather permitting)
    Check allotment
    Harvest carrots, kale

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  • Penellype
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    Snowing today so no gardening for me.

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  • .commander
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    I'm off to get some woodchip today.

    Bloody hell it is cold today.



    I've got 2 days off til I start my new job so I'm trying to make the most of it! Getting my paths laid as best I can in the weather haha

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  • Penellype
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    Wednesday jobs
    Continue trying to remove water from path - no, frozen
    Check allotment - done

    No gardening today partly because I don't have time and partly because its forecast to be at or below freezing all day.

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  • .commander
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    Originally posted by Chestnut View Post


    i would go for it! I don’t see any reason you cannot lay down cardboard and compost when the ground is frozen - and it’ll all be in the right place as the ground thaws.
    only thing I wouldn’t do is try to dig or shovel anything that is frozen solid. My right shoulder took a couple of weeks to forgive me after I enthusiastically tried to thrust a shovel into a pile of gravel when it was frozen solid last winter!
    Thanks for this reply.

    I'm 100% going to have an amazing year on the allotment, even if the rest of the world continues to fall to bits!

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  • .commander
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    I've got my diary written with seed sow dates of everything I'm planning.

    Today I'm gonna cover the paths with card.

    Tomorrow I'm getting woodchip for a charitable donation. Hopefully paths will be done for 2021.

    I've done more work this year than I normally do with regards to planning and infrastructure. Usually I just chuck it in any old how.

    I'm also planning my beds. I'm going to get compost in Early March and do no dig because I love Charles Dowding.

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  • Chestnut
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    Originally posted by .commander View Post
    Would you say now is a good time to make no dig beds? I have a 1/3 plot, and enough cardboard to make them, I'm worried it might be too cold and difficult to make the beds in these lower temperatures.

    I 'm ordering 1-2 bulk bags of compost to make them and I'm following lord Dowdings methods...

    Any advice welcome! I have two spare days (thurs/fri) to do it, and I'm excited to get on with it!

    i would go for it! I don’t see any reason you cannot lay down cardboard and compost when the ground is frozen - and it’ll all be in the right place as the ground thaws.
    only thing I wouldn’t do is try to dig or shovel anything that is frozen solid. My right shoulder took a couple of weeks to forgive me after I enthusiastically tried to thrust a shovel into a pile of gravel when it was frozen solid last winter!

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  • Penellype
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    Monday jobs (weather permitting)
    Continue clearing up in garage - done some
    Check allotment - done
    Harvest carrots - done, plus a leek

    Tuesday jobs
    Scoop up copious water from garage path*, as the weather is of course "dry"... - done (4 times and still a big puddle)
    Measure carrot cage and think about how to replace it - done

    *There is a soakaway drain, but as the water table is level with the top of it, it is pretty useless. Not helped by the fact that it keeps on raining.

    Wednesday jobs (weather permitting)
    Continue trying to remove water from path
    Check allotment
    Last edited by Penellype; 05-01-2021, 05:58 PM.

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  • .commander
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    Would you say now is a good time to make no dig beds? I have a 1/3 plot, and enough cardboard to make them, I'm worried it might be too cold and difficult to make the beds in these lower temperatures.

    I 'm ordering 1-2 bulk bags of compost to make them and I'm following lord Dowdings methods...

    Any advice welcome! I have two spare days (thurs/fri) to do it, and I'm excited to get on with it!

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