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    Quote Originally Posted by Jungle Jane View Post
    You could sow some brussel sprout Evesham special,they grow really nicely with no whitefly or cabbage whites about. Also sweet peas VC was talking about the other day,they’d be lovely
    I thought about Cauli's, All Year Round, just to see if they live up to there name!
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    Has it really been that long since I was at the plot? Took a pile of mulching cardboard and laid it down along with a box full of kitchen waste and wood ash from the home woodburner and tipped it on the compost heap.

    I checked the area I had sown with broad beans and noticed a few of them were up. The problem was that something had grazed on the new shoots. I sprinkled a few slug pellets along the rows in case it was slugs or snails damage.


    The garlic seems to be doing well and is all about 6 inches high.


    I decided to take the cover off one of my makeshift cold frames, sow a row of brussel sprouts and a row of cauliflowers ( VC you have a lot to answer for!)


    At least the soil was abit drier under the glass and was easier to work.


    I left the plot with the last of my stored onions and headed for B&Q where I once more succumbed to the lure of half price seeds and bought half a dozen packets


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    Sneaked a couple of hours on the plot this morning. Put wood ash around fruit bushes and added veg peelings to compost heap.
    Hoed my cabbages and covered my Yacon with glass to protect it.

    Spent the rest of the time doing some winter digging. Left the soil roughly dug in the hope that the winter frosts will help create a seedbed in the Spring.


    It was a lovely sunny morning and a joy to be outdoors.

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    Took a metal bucket full of wood ash to the plot and spread it by hand along the rows of defunct broad beans.

    Put a load of household vegetable waste on the compost heap also.


    Something has been chopping off the tops of my Japanese onion sets greenery and even munching at some of the sets? Same thing, I presume has decapitated all my broad beans. Its like cut worm damage I 've had on lettuce before but the munching of the onion sets is something else entirely.


    Its a good job I am not superstitious as I have just found out off the Council that my plot is plot 13!
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    Flying visit to plot this morning. Took woodash and topped up areas already treated. It looks like pigeons have been at my spring cabbage so will have to get a cover on them.

    Something else has been pulling out and grasing on my Japanese onions. I replaced what I could but the roots had dried out on some of them.

    Added household waste to compost heap and turned it over with a fork.
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    Called at the plot this morning with the debri-netting and 3 foot long pins I had blagged from my old plot
    Covered my row of spring cabbage with netting about 3 feet wide. Pegged down the corners then put a peg in the centre of each end and strung a clothes line along length at a higher height to make a netting cloche..
    I also dropped off from my clear out at home two strap hinges for my allotment gate and a bag of net pegs which should come in useful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snadger View Post

    Something has been chopping off the tops of my Japanese onion sets greenery and even munching at some of the sets? Same thing, I presume has decapitated all my broad beans. Its like cut worm damage I 've had on lettuce before but the munching of the onion sets is something else entirely.
    How neat is the cut? Could it be deer?

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    Last edited by bikermike; 11-01-2019 at 10:28 AM. Reason: tidying up the quote
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikermike View Post
    How neat is the cut? Could it be deer?

    Mike
    I don't think so Mike, as I would have seen the tracks in the soft earth.
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