What I did on the plot today 2018

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Offwego

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2018, 17:45 »
As hoped i managed to finish off the timberwork to the last bed and also put bark around all paths , so a very happy chappy tonight.

tomorrow morning i hope to import some soil into bed 2 which is low and generally  rake the soil back to the timber edges to tidy up a bit.  :D :D :D

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #16 on: January 10, 2018, 12:17 »
well due to the frost and freezing cold we didn't get as much done as i hoped, we didn't start until just before 11 and just did 1.5 hours, we leveled bed 5 out and thats looking great, we also did half of bed 2 but that was quite enough for today  there is always tomorrow.
the new layout is working well though with plenty of room on the paths to barrow and walk all beds can be reached from all sides - AB FAB !!!
the manure under the black plastic has a layer of ice on top of it so it froze more than forecast last night.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2018, 13:10 »
a far better morning today to do something on the plot :D It actually felt warm enough to be a spring morning, soil still damp though.

Bed 1 is now ready for planting , the levels in the new beds have been made up by manure placed on top of the previous soil then another layer made up of turfs and sods placed upside down, this bed is now totally covered with black plastic. this will be my squash and marrow bed for this coming season

bed 2 i have also topped up the levels on this today with good salvaged soil from the old paths,  covered with black plastic for now, my peas, beetroot and swedes are going in here this season

bed 4  this bed too has also been topped up today with salvaged soil and is ready for planting, this will be my carrots and parsnips bed this coming season

I also raked out some spare soil behind the plot adjacent to the compost bins which we are going to plant up with flowers this year , so a very busy but enjoyable morning.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2018, 13:57 by Offwego »

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #18 on: January 14, 2018, 15:20 »
Seeds have arrived so decided as it is tropical today here Blackpool I would get the broad bean ready and get them underway.
Tidied up a little, picked some kale and a swede for tea.
Fed chucks and gave em some greens.
Punk isn't dead...it's underground where it belongs. If it comes to the surface it's no longer punk...it's Green Day!

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #19 on: January 14, 2018, 16:35 »
Hubby suggested this morning that we went to the plot & hed put the guttering back up on both sheds( I took it down when I repainted then the weather changed & it didnt get done), I gave it all a wash before he put it up. Then I harvested parsnips,Brussels & more purple sprouting broccoli.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #20 on: January 14, 2018, 21:59 »
Me, The Wife and the kids collected seaweed and spread it about on the bed for the spuds. Had to push the wheel barrow up hill with the girl in at the plot to fetch the seaweed bags; who needs the gym with this hobby!  :D

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #21 on: January 15, 2018, 05:31 »
Yesterday finally finished getting the brick and stone shed foundations out to make space for my fruit area. The mattock we bought when we got the plot has been a good purchase! Also harvested some Brussels and Jerusalem artichoke - decided to grow this in a barrel this year as it was prolific. Pruned ancient neglected vine to its final size ready to train onto a frame once we have made it.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2018, 09:56 »
Put some ash on the plot, and some paper in the compost bin.
Cheers
Aled

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2018, 21:04 »
First visit of the new year....cant wait to get started but to wet,just had a check on sheds etc everything in order..need a dry day to cut down green manure :D

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2018, 20:26 »
I decided to take the potted fig tree to the plot, it was beginning to get in the way in the garden tbh.
Took it round on the trolley and decided where it would go, then came back home to get the new/bigger pot to put it in.

Now I need to get a couple of bags of soil-based compost to finish the job  :)
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