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Chatting on the Plot / Re: What's for tea? 2018
« Last post by Lardman on Today at 15:21 »
Still suffering from last nights nuked ready meal - yuck I can still taste it.  I rather fancy some melty, cheesey goodness tonight  :tongue2: .  Probably in a spud as lasagne feel like hard work.
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Last of the cukes picked this morning and another tub of Shirley toms. I've given up picking the sweet aperitif it's too much like hard work and the sungold finished a while back.  The aldi saved seed peppers haven't really ripened, which is a shame given the summer we had, they're picked and the plants trimmed back. I may try and overwinter them. It's clean up time really.

Overall what's done well has been excellent, certainly the best year in the bottom GH I've had. I'm not sure if that's the weather, the switch to commercial plant food or growing in the soil rather than pots.  :wacko: Certainly needed as I was getting rather cheesed off with the continual problems in there.
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Grow Your Own / Re: Strawberry plants
« Last post by Goosegirl on Today at 14:15 »
Could be little beetles or earwigs.
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Grow Your Own / Re: old compost
« Last post by Goosegirl on Today at 14:14 »
I'd certainly add some  basic fertilizer and use it for anything that needs topping-up, but not for seeds.
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Grow Your Own / Re: What jobs are you doing this month?
« Last post by Aidy on Today at 12:09 »
Bit of building work, digging the beds and sowing green manure and talking to me chucks.
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Grow Your Own / Re: The green manure debate
« Last post by Aidy on Today at 12:08 »
I use green manures not as alternative but to lock and preserve what is already there and of course helping to improve our beaches.
In spring I muck in as normal, I just dont see the point of chucking well rotted muck on an empty bed, then digging it in for the rains to come and form brown rivers down the paths for 6 months before you start the growing season and then as many do chuck 6 ton of growmore to feed the veg!
It has been an interesting thread to read with your answers so I guess I have found out that we the winter green manure people are a dying breed!
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by Plot 1 Problems on Today at 12:02 »
Three Little Fishes - Frankie Howerd
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: Fishing Season 2018
« Last post by Aidy on Today at 11:59 »
Forcast for yesterday (monday 15th) was overcast and little wind, hurrrahhh
Flask and butty made of I go to Barnsfold.
Arrived for 8am  to what looked like perfect conditions, set up floating line with a sink tip and a PTN on the tip and Sulphur nymph on the dropper.
3hours later and nothing  :( no one else had a bite either! Time for a brew and re-think, decided to loose the nympth's and try the ever faithful cats whisker, orange was the colour last year so thought lets try it now, firstcast and spals of the fly then line ripped off the reel, must of put it bang on its nose, rainbow of 2lbs,
Ended the day with a brace of 2lbers but lost 6  :mad:

Chattng at the end with Frank the owner and he was saying a lot of people last couple of weeks were saying the same with a lot of lost fish.
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Chatting on the Plot / Re: song link ups
« Last post by mumofstig on Today at 09:53 »
The Power of Love - Frankie Goes to Hollywood
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I'm clearing beds and forking over, adding compost where I can - then covering them over for the winter.
Just the same as mum plus clearing greenhouse when crops of peppers (terrific this year) let me and replacing with overwintering plants, mostly fuchsias and trailing geraniums from home.
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