What I did on the plot today 2018

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #255 on: June 06, 2018, 00:26 »
Planted out swedes raised as plugs and various herbs. Gave the brassicas that had been assaulted by pesky pigeons a good feed to help them recover. Also took a soil sample for a little experiment (more on that later) ;)

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #256 on: June 06, 2018, 20:35 »
Two separate visits today.
First time I cut the grass on path at side of allotment, weeded around peas and beans and edged sides with spade.
Second visit planted sprouts and broccoli after weeding area. Has been rotovated but soil was like rock and really hard to dig and weed. OH has said he will rotovate again at the weekend  :)
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #257 on: June 06, 2018, 22:15 »
Finishing touches to my second greenhouse, plumbed in a water butt. Weeded and watered the plot.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #258 on: June 10, 2018, 20:30 »
Planted out sunflowers and nasturtiums, plus watered quite a lot of stuff.  I have the first glimpses of summer on the plot.  The courgette fairy seems to be planning a visit and the first toms are setting outside - I've got Ferline and Crimson Crush on the plot.
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #259 on: June 10, 2018, 20:57 »
Hubby & I took a wall cupboard,donated by our neighbours,& he fitted it in the tea shed for my cups & tea things. Plus took the new 2 burner gas ‘hob’ & gas cylinder, fitted that all in & had a tidy up. Then I secured the fruit cage against the marauding black birds who were intent on getting to the ripening strawberries. Weeded out yet more mares tail, then picked another 1.5 kgs of strawberries to match yesterday’s same amount. Swept up the paths where the birds have redistributed the mulches. Knocked in 3 very stout posts & put some strings up to stop the potato haulms flopping onto the main path.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #260 on: June 11, 2018, 21:40 »
Well on Saturday i started clearing another plot that has been neglected on our allotment field. Had a good day on it, will grow some leeks on it over the rest of the calendar year and see how things pan out.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #261 on: June 11, 2018, 22:40 »
Brief evening visit and weeded all of my onion bed and started weeding next to it ready for my sweetcorn.
Weeded around my peas which are flowering now but need tying to canes which will do tomorrow as they are flopping on ground  ;)
Watered sprouts and broccoli planted last visit but quite a few been eaten  :(. More broccoli sown at home but tiny at moment.
Half of french beans eaten too but sowed some more at home.
At home everything sown is growing really well.
Plot looks bit empty at moment but in next couple of weeks will have pumpkins, squash, courgettes, pak choi, kale, swede, beetroot and sweetcorn ready to plant and if broccoli keep growing then replacements for eaten plants  :)
 

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #262 on: June 12, 2018, 23:01 »
Two visits today making the most of my days off work.
Tied up sugar snap peas onto canes and weeded around them and picked handful. First proper harvest  :)
Dug over and weeded large bed ready for pumpkins and squash.
Has been covered with rabbit manure and soil was really easy to dig and really moist so will keep spreading it all over the allotment as I pick up each load. Has kept weeds to a minimum too.
Starting to get back on top of plot after couple of weeks away.
 
   

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #263 on: June 17, 2018, 19:25 »
Lots of strimming and planted out the first batch of Elena soy beans.  Also dropped off green waste from home for the compost bins.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #264 on: June 17, 2018, 20:24 »
Finished off the new polytunnel, planted kiwi plants, peppers . Aubergine, and tomatoes, all a little late going in but I'm hoping to get a good harvest.
Then gave them a good soaking with a comfrey tea, which stank out the polytunnel 🤣

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #265 on: June 21, 2018, 19:32 »
Planted first lot of leeks on my second plot, lots of space so have spread them out well, so hoping for plenty of growth. 

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #266 on: June 21, 2018, 22:07 »
Finished tidying the plot ahead of judging for our local allotment awards and grabbed my first proper harvest of the year :D
Found the wind had removed the netting off the brassicas, but mercifully the daft pigeons hadn't noticed!

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #267 on: June 21, 2018, 22:44 »
Yesterday planted the squashes in my daughter’s garden, then planted the courgettes & patty pan & some ornamental gourds I’d forgotten I’d sown at the plot tonight, will construct a frame for them to climb up so they don’t disappear in with the others & get picked by mistake.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #268 on: June 21, 2018, 23:25 »
Late visit after not being able to get to plot for a week.
Weeded around peas and beans and picked sugar snap peas.
Weeded some more of bed ready for sweetcorn and leeks.
Bought tray of about 19 leeks as mine at home are tiny.
Away for few days and OH forgot about seeds in conservatory   ::)
Beetroot, broccoli and swede all dead .Pak choi are recovering slowly. They had been doing so well  :(
Luckily all my squash, pumpkins, sweetcorn and courgettes were outside  :)
Sown at home more beetroot.   

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2018
« Reply #269 on: Yesterday at 10:32 »
Went to the plot later on yesterday when it had cooled down a little.  Did loads of watering and then harvesting.  Good haul of garlic and shallots.  I'll put a piccy on the harvest slot later.

The ground is too hard to dig or weed, so shelved plans for more planting out today.  Potting on instead I think  ::)



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