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    Quote Originally Posted by carly View Post
    I am still very new to all of this. I only just got my greenhouse last summer. I find it all very therapeutic for helping me with depression. Sometimes I don’t even know if something will work or not. I’m just learning as I go along I guess. I am feeling quite excited about getting started this spring.....
    Don't panic, find your own pace. You will soon learn VC's pace is excessive* and usually rather bonkers but we luv her for it. Nutters are not excluded from the vine (thankfully)

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    *Even 1 dog soon came with a litter of puppies
    *an endless supply of pointy sticks. (So I better go hide up quick)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norfolkgrey View Post
    Nutters are not excluded from the vine (thankfully)
    If they were there would be very few people left

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    Nothing to see in the greenhouse, so here’s a ‘view from the greenhouse’.

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    Sometimes you just have to scratch that itch and get dirt under your finger nails.

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    'View from the Greenhouse / Polytunnel door 2018'-20180123_150221-756x1008.jpg

    'View from the Greenhouse / Polytunnel door 2018'-20180123_150247-756x1008.jpg

    Today i sorted out my auto pot system, really working out how i was going to splice in the 6 new pots.

    I've decided on three rows with two pairs on each. I've also slid over the drying rack above these .. so it should be out of the way there whete i can't bump my head. It used to be over the central bed but i intend to put tomatoes there this year.
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    Progress. Love this time of year in the polytunnel
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 'View from the Greenhouse / Polytunnel door 2018'-img_5519.jpg   'View from the Greenhouse / Polytunnel door 2018'-img_5520.jpg  
    Death to all slugs!

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    No a view from the greenhouse at home.

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    Those last two posts show pictures of activity that's starting to look very productive. I tend to not grow anything much over winter as when I leave for work it's dark and when I get home from it's dark too which makes it difficult.
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    What a lot of "tunneling" was done today - any more and I'd have ended up in Scotland...

    I decided to raise the height of the central bed by adding another row of boards. As they are just fencing boards I braced it with stays hammered into the ground to prevent bulging. It should be fine. The plan is to use this area for two rows of tomatoes this year. The bed is about 5' wide so they should have plenty of room to grow here without being crowded.

    'View from the Greenhouse / Polytunnel door 2018'-20180128_132024-756x1008.jpg

    The next problem I have is to actually fill the area. I did have some rotting cow manure I could "dig into" and see if it was suitable.

    'View from the Greenhouse / Polytunnel door 2018'-20180128_132810-756x1008.jpg

    So I made a bit of a start on that - such a difference between the rather dry soil/compost in the tunnel and what has come in from the heap

    'View from the Greenhouse / Polytunnel door 2018'-20180128_134957-756x1008.jpg

    This is about as much as I can do today - the rain has come on

    Still it's a start...


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