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Robster

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #15 on: January 12, 2017, 07:28 »
Nothing.  But I can feel the stirrings.


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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2017, 16:45 »
I deemed the plot to be too much of a mud fest, but at home I have tidied up herb beds and the greenhouse.  There is parsley germinating in there  :wacko: 

I set off a parsley seed mat a few months ago (old 50p seed sale bargain I found whilst doing a seed tidy) and it did nothing.  Assuming it was seed that was past it, I slung the pot in the corner of the greenhouse intending to empty it and there it stayed.  In mid January, with frost and snow around, up came the parsley  :lol:

Its rescued from the corner and in the blowaway that is inside the greenhouse now.  I reckoned it needed some TLC after such a rough start  ;)

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2017, 21:06 »
Collected seaweed, did some digging, spread the seaweed and had a fire.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2017, 08:10 »
Did some more digging on the new plot - nearly finished the next 2 beds 😁 but one of the fences came down in the winds🙁

MBM (yesterday)

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2017, 12:34 »
:(  not started out this year, been unwell and with the rain have stayed in..i however have ordered my seeds and started my planting plan

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #20 on: January 16, 2017, 18:15 »
Too wet for the allotment today but found this little filing caninate in ikea and decided it would be perfect for my ever growing collection of seeds.


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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #21 on: January 16, 2017, 18:21 »
Looks as though you are going to solve the risk of tariffs on food imports from the EU after Brexit.!!

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2017, 18:26 »
Not feeling so bad about my plastic container full now! Thank you for that.
Grow lights for early germination;
Blow away on NE facing terrace for hardening off;
Small potager 90sq.m at 300metres
No-dig method, intensive planting and incorporating permaculture principles.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2017, 23:26 »
Lifted and trimmed some leeks for dinner.... Thank heavens for the scaffold plank as it saved wading over the soil.

(Nice seed store by the way Hayleynotts!!)
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #24 on: January 23, 2017, 06:42 »
Over the weekend I collected seaweed and spread it on the beds. Also got some wood from the skip hire center for good old price of nothing  :).

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #25 on: January 23, 2017, 09:37 »
Put some wood ash on the veg patch, and added some bat guano to the compost bin.
Cheers
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #26 on: January 23, 2017, 15:25 »
The ground was still frozen when I attended the allotments this afternoon.  Rest of week looks no better. However, I have sorted out the cardboard donation I was left for future composting over the weekend at the plot by removing staples and sellotape. 

I had transported the boxes from the new computer and screen not flattened and these are now holding both new and old cardboard. So a nice tidy shed corner.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #27 on: January 24, 2017, 15:11 »
Everything is wet and slimy here  :( but I've been itching for some fresh air (no sun though as we had dense fog until lunch) so took an hour in the garden. Pruned some of the espalier apples, tied in and pruned the new pear trees.

I was going to hold on to the cuttings in case anyone wanted some graft wood but there's been no interest  :wacko: , so they'll be off to the bin; along with most of the raspberry canes I lifted earlier this year as there's nowhere for them to go.

I still need to find a final position for 1 apple and a plum tree - quickly too before they wake up.

Nice to see the rhubarb is up perhaps the threat of it's last warning has had an impact  ::) and Im sure the buds on the fig are swelling.
Trying to escape suburbia, where the trees come down and the fences go up.


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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2017, 15:48 »
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Im sure the buds on the fig are swelling.

I was very surprised to see them swelling here, as well, despite the heavy frosts we've been having lately. They must have a death wish!
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #29 on: January 25, 2017, 07:30 »
Hi all, I picked up my key yesterday afternoon and finally got to see my plot.
It needs some attention but not too much which i'm pleased about.
Anyhow, i pulled up the old runner bean plants and structure, cleared all the polystyrene cups thats were all over the plot and quite a bit of other stuff too so just a general tidy yesterday with a view to doing a bit more today.

I have some pics so will be posting them when i can find my data cable for my phone.

Andy

 


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