What I did on the plot today 2024

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #45 on: May 09, 2024, 18:01 »
Superb day again, planted the cauliflowers out and netted them

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2024, 14:50 »
Early visit to Plot 13 to beat the heat.... Made the first comfrey and nettle tea batches of the year, gave the asparagus and potatoes a seaweed feed and then weeded the whole plot before the little beggars get too big  :lol: After a couple of hot dry days the soil in the beds is looking dreadful, grey, dry and cracked plus full of stones. 2024 looks like the year I am mostly going to be putting in some serious work improving the soil in each bed!

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #47 on: May 14, 2024, 10:39 »
Early visit to Plot 13 to beat the heat.... Made the first comfrey and nettle tea batches of the year, gave the asparagus and potatoes a seaweed feed and then weeded the whole plot before the little beggars get too big  :lol: After a couple of hot dry days the soil in the beds is looking dreadful, grey, dry and cracked plus full of stones. 2024 looks like the year I am mostly going to be putting in some serious work improving the soil in each bed!

Get some well rotted manure/mulch and just apply to the top of your beds, leave the worms to take it in, conserves moisture too
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #48 on: May 17, 2024, 14:01 »
Planted out a courgette plant I've had in the cold frame. Planted some peas out that were in modules in the cold frame too. Found a packet of pumpkin seeds so sowed them in pots and placed in the empty space that the peas and courgette left. Went over the grass areas with the push mower

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #49 on: May 24, 2024, 10:35 »
More hoeing. Planted a butternut squash and pumpkin plant. Sowed some carrot and beetroot

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #50 on: May 24, 2024, 15:57 »
First green shoots have pushed through so its a start!

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2024, 13:09 »
Planted out some beans with nasturtiums as companions, then weeded all the beds. The asparagus that was late coming up is now over 4ft high  :lol:

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2024, 20:37 »
Mainly dodged the huge downpours :ohmy: trip to chickens x2 on the Lottie &then cleaned loads of plant labels & a bit of tidying & sorting out as I pottered around the garden

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2024, 18:29 »
Brief visit this morning planted 2 courgette plants and weeded a couple of beds.
Keep digging

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #54 on: May 28, 2024, 19:53 »
In the tunnel I Finally got round to winding some of the tomatoes round the strings that hubby put  up on Monday for me as the tomatoes were starting to scramble around the floor, also side shorted those ones too, some were huge. Applied bonemeal around the peach & pear tree in the tunnel too.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #55 on: May 29, 2024, 18:50 »
Went over with the push mower. Snapped my spade then the bottom fell out of my growmore fertiliser box.  :wacko: Planted some squash i had in the cold frame

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #56 on: May 29, 2024, 20:11 »
 Went this morning to finish tieing in the tomatoes up but when I got there it was nice weather so I decided to clear the daffodils up & found lots of snails & slugs under there and lots of weeds of course, as they’re planted under the raspberries (not my best idea!) pulled out some suckers and quickly reformed them to my friend further up the site & planted a few to fill a few gaps. After a trip back home for lunch I went back & weeded the carrot bed, what a mess, I hate having to net lots of things & just don’t get round to un net things to weed. Anyhow all sorted & now can see I need to fill gaps. Also managed to get the tomatoes tied in when I sheltered from the rain :lol: every cloud and all that   :nowink:

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #57 on: June 01, 2024, 18:53 »
Dug out and destroyed all my garlic, shallots and onions - Allium Leaf Miner in all of them, plus most had various stages of rust too. Totally gutting to have to get rid of them all, but they were rotting from the insides (yeuk). Will try them again next year but in a different spot, and will cover them with fine mesh from planting to harvest to see if that helps. On a happier note, my french and borlotti beans have not fallen prey to the slugs and the herbs I planted out are looking okay too. Planted out a few celeriac under weed control and some baby sweetcorn. Fingers crossed!

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #58 on: June 02, 2024, 12:15 »
Just back from planting out some new French beans to replace the ones the slugs munched. Sprinkled egg shells as well as the new supposedly effective ferric pellets around the plants fingers crossed they survive. Hoed the beds and watered recently planted courgettes. Collected some more asparagus.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #59 on: June 06, 2024, 20:33 »
More hoeing and watered 2 neighbours plots i somehow got roped into while they are on hols


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