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    What a change in 5months!...well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay-ell View Post
    Looking good
    For you maybe, in the Pumpkin competition!
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    Back at the plot this morning. After a spot of weeding and quick turnover of the soil in a raised bed I proceeded to plant my garlic. After splitting the three garlic bulbs I managed to get about 40 cloves. I worked out this would give me roughly four rows of ten. Positioned them first to make sure they would fit.


    Snadgers Penultimate Plot-20180908_090814-2448x1377.jpg


    After this I just pushed the cloves one inch under surface and labelled accordingly.


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    Then a spot of heavy digging was called for. Dug a good bit more of the clay soil section of the plot and collected a few worms for what turned out to be a very productive afternoon fishing session.


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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^ After that I collected another five courgettes 35 off one plant so far.Prepared part of my onion bed and added a pickie of my Fuchsia which is laden with blossom which the bees love.
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    Can you get a wheel barrow on the bus ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy View Post
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    Hide it in a tartan shopping trolley, no-one will ever know...

    BTW - @Snadger, that membrane makes me nervous - do you know anything of the history of the site? big areas of membrane are used for a number of purposes, the most nasty of which are pollution control and ground stabilisation.

    It seems odd to me that someone would go to the bother of digging up an allotment site and laying any kind of membrane etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snadger View Post
    there is still life left in the old dog yet.
    You'll have to wait for the leek trench then.


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    For you maybe, in the Pumpkin competition!
    Waiting to see how/if the stabs heal for that.

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    BTW - @Snadger, that membrane makes me nervous - do you know anything of the history of the site? big areas of membrane are used for a number of purposes, the most nasty of which are pollution control and ground stabilisation.

    It seems odd to me that someone would go to the bother of digging up an allotment site and laying any kind of membrane etc.
    I'm still removing it from some of the beds in the New Territories - full length of the beds but about 3-6 inches too narrow so that there's a gap at the edges (where the weeds are likely to creep in )
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    Stayed dry this morning so I managed to put a couple of hours in at the plot. First of all I decided to plant the Durham Early spring cabbage in the virgin side of the plot which does not appear to have been dug previously. Trampled down and raked where I had dug and managed to make a reasonable seed bed. I had twelve plants and no tape measure or string so just had to do a bit of guessing (The secret of a good engineer is to be a good guesser!)


    Snadgers Penultimate Plot-20180914_121721-2448x1377.jpg

    It turned out ok methinks! Bit of water and a few slug pellets added and we shall see how they get on. There are no pigeons on this site so I don't even need to cover them......we shall see!

    I then raked and planted two rows of Troy overwintering onion sets on the side of the plot with more malleable soil. Once again no string line so guessing tactics again.

    Snadgers Penultimate Plot-20180914_121807-1377x2448.jpg

    That was all I had planned to do for today. I still have red onion sets and another batch of Autumn planting onion sets to plant but I didn't want to sicken myself.

    However, forever a glutton for punishment I decided to dig another four rows of rough digging before taking another five courgettes home with me.

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    Steady away and don't sicken yourself is my motto so I should have it all dug, and mostly planted by the new year.


    Jobs still to do are:-
    • Renew the gate hinges.
    • Paint the fence
    • Repair the shed
    • Repair and re-commision the greenhouse.
    • Finish the digging
    • Position and link up the IBC to shed and greenhouse.
    • Clear out a bramble patch next to shed
    • Buy and plant some soft fruit
    There is probably loads more jobs to do but the above will keep me going for a while.
    My Majesty made for him a garden anew in order
    to present to him vegetables and all beautiful flowers.- Offerings of Thutmose III to Amon-Ra (1500 BCE)

    Diversify & prosper



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