What I did on the plot today 2024

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Hampshire Hog

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2024, 18:48 »
Visited plot this afternoon once the rain stopped.
Raked 3 beds and spread with multipurpose compost.
Planted some red onions as the soil is actually now workable.
Also planted out a strip of lettuce as mine seem to be rather behind.
Pleased to actually do something constructive after the annoying weather.
Keep digging

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2024, 21:18 »
Good visit to plot this morning.
Dug a trench for beans and incorporated manure.
Then erected a frame for the beans.
Collected my first asparagus spear of the year.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #32 on: April 24, 2024, 19:12 »
Went over the plot again with my hand mower today. Yesterday I went over all my beds with a hand rotavator(cultiavtor?). Was pleased with how that went, even my plot neighbours were impressed

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2024, 10:31 »
Had a couple of good days on the plot - put some new blue hoops up for the black kale bed (Seedlings doing well in the greenhouse for now) and put up some protection for my nibbled asparagus  :mad: protection consists of a wire fence, pinned down, and some peppermint water (Diluted peppermint essential oil in water) just dribbled around the edges. I suspect it's rats, but if its slugs I'll have to rethink the strategy! I also took an hour to clear out the shed, give it a scrub and get rid of any rubbish. Thanks to the peppermint essential oil the shed now smells incredible!  :D
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #34 on: April 30, 2024, 19:37 »
Finally a lovely day here, so got loads of hoeing done, went around with the strimmer and at last planted the charlotte potatoes  :)

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #35 on: May 01, 2024, 12:55 »
Off on short hols next week so went up this morning and put in last 16 broad beans.  Those root trainers do make em look good.
Summat's had the marigolds i put in last week ... slugs or climate?
Gave rest of beds a hoe to discourage weeds.
And brought back enough chard for us and neighbour and 1 leek

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #36 on: May 01, 2024, 15:25 »
Strimmed the grass paths and collected some asparagus

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #37 on: May 02, 2024, 18:43 »
Another superb day, planted the little gem I had in plugs next to the peas under the pea netting. Did more hoeing. Also turned my hot compost bin - what a smell!!

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #38 on: May 06, 2024, 12:07 »
I topped up the potato bags, did the weeding and gave all the green veggies their seaweed feed.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2024, 12:12 »
Rain is too heavy to do anything outside  ::)

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #40 on: May 06, 2024, 21:37 »
Cut the grass paths at plot with my petrol mower in the rain.
Not ideal but I’m rather busy helping my daughter with grandchildren as she’s been under the weather after a bout of flu & chest infection.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2024, 13:31 »
Went over the paths with the hand mower and a bit of hoeing. Built a cold frame and it got to 38c in there earlier!

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #42 on: May 07, 2024, 16:39 »
Crossed my fingers and planted out some French beans.
Just in case they struggle I also sowed some seeds as well for succession or back up.
Seriously hot on the plot today and weather forecast doesn’t seem to show any frost risk now. Mini heat wave by weekend!!??

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #43 on: May 08, 2024, 18:22 »
Went to the plot on Monday but forgot to post about it! Went there to earth up the potatoes - Pentland Javelin, Charlotte and Kestrel all in there now and popping up well. Sowed another few rows of root veg (Turnips, some chitted Parsnips, Carrots and some rows of spring onions between to deter pests! Had a good weed around the beds, planted out some tough little Tagetes 'Tangerine Gem' I think they are - full marigold scent but the slugs tend to avoid them, so I'm popping them in between crops. Finally, as the council had dropped off another load of quite nice wood chippings (not too musty) I took the opportunity to patch up some of the paths that were looking a bit tatty.
OH! Best news of all - THE ASPARAGUS IS SHOWING! Yay!!!
Asparagus on Plot 13!.jpg

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #44 on: May 09, 2024, 13:28 »
Brief visit this morning planted some beetroot and
Sweetcorn seedlings after preparing a new bed.


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