What I did on the plot today 2017

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mumofstig

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What I did on the plot today 2017
« on: January 01, 2017, 10:42 »
As we start the New Year..
Lesley
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I'm not good, I'm not bad, I'm just me - and sometimes I have to apologise for that.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2017, 08:25 »
Nothing achieved of note, looked over the plot and had a hot drink in the shed... Browsed the seed catalogue and thumb marked my D T Brown's. Going to order Moles Pelleted carrots and onions.... Peeked under the fleece flats, not a peep from the seeds...Swiss chard - home saved - but I'm an optimist! Our Potato Day is this weekend, and already have a list of my early's and main cropping. Happy new year everyone!

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2017, 15:07 »
Happy New Year everyone.

Didn't do much, collected some potatoes from the shed for lunch, dreamed about what the coming season will bring and regreted not putting in my garlic. I guess I'll have to put them out in modules now.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2017, 16:42 »
Emptied shed,  gasped at just how much stuff you acquire!.  Creosoted the old floor which was showing some wear,  screwed a new piece of ply on top and fixed a couple of shelving brackets.  Put it all back in again.  Taking the week off so back tomorrow to fix shelves, hooks and get it all in some order.   Glorious afternoon in north Wales with snow falling over to mountains in the distance. 

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2017, 16:50 »
I pruned the Autumn raspberries.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2017, 20:46 »
Hello all, up for another year. I too cut down my Autumn raspberries today, which will help tomorrows bonfire. Being a bit later than I would normally be, I hope I didn't cut any of the Summer canes by mistake.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2017, 10:09 »
Two lots of wood ash and have raked the plot over. Must say combined with recent frosts my soil looks very good at the moment!
Cheers
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2017, 04:24 »
I checked the purple sprouting broccoli - and it isn't. (Patience needed)

Noted that all of the garlic has sprouted and is getting quite tall (need to remove the mesh tunnels)

Spotted the green tips of over-wintering onions coming through.

All good.... just a little bit of digging left to do.
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2017, 01:26 »
What! Noone out there enjoying the bright sunshine and fresh air?

I think scenic has the right idea.... shed tidying. Just as soon as I can that'll be my next job....with a radio, hot flask and room to unfold the chair ;)

(Must take my specs and a book).

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2017, 08:39 »
Nah it was raining yesterday when we went down to top up the compost heap. It's from frozen solid to soggy at the moment. Nothing urgent to do - digging over all done but a rake to clear around the edges from fallen leaves and such if it's ever dry enough. Roll on gardening weather.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2017, 16:48 »
Realised when I got there today that I'd not screwed the shelves down (that explained the screws in my coat pocket!!) so found their contents on the floor after yesterday's blustery weather. Gggrrrr. 

Pruned one row raspberries and shifted a couple of barrows of the well rotted stuff to mulch over and feed tommorrow.

Too wet underfoot to dig.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2017, 14:36 »
A bit of tidying up, spread some rotted manure on a bed that will take potatoes in a few months.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2017, 18:46 »
I didn't do a thing but..
Realised when I got there today that I'd not screwed the shelves down (that explained the screws in my coat pocket!!) so found their contents on the floor after yesterday's blustery weather. Gggrrrr. 


Sorry... this made me laugh... what a relief to hear it's not just me!  :lol:

I can take a pile of screws out of the garage to do something, get distracted and then wonder where I put the screws - finally running out of time or enthusiasm only to find the screws a day later when I've almost forgotten what I wanted them for in the first place.

Worse still is hunting for the right tools - mine are spread all over the place: under the stairs, down in the garage, aviary storage drawers or garden shed over the road... and usually I am right - Someone borrowed them and didn't put them back. I simply can't remember where I've hidden what!!  ::)

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2017, 19:59 »
First trip this year. Took vegetable peelings & some shredding of the Christmas tree to add to the compost bins. Had a look round my plots, dug up & washed the last of the carrots, some were consigned to the compost bins riddled with carrot fly.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2017
« Reply #14 on: January 12, 2017, 00:02 »
I stood and looked over the hedge and wondered...... and decided I will lift some more leeks in a day or twos time.

Nice to have time to stand and stare... (it was a bit sticky underfoot).



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