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 #60 on: June 09, 2024, 12:36 »
Planted up some tomatoes in a bed at the plot.
Hopefully they or the ones in buckets at home will produce adequately to offset other poor crops.
A bit disappointed with number of slugs this year, my recently planted French beans have been attacked now. Very annoying that I canít really defend my crops effectively.
Collected some more asparagus and lettuce.
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #61 on: June 10, 2024, 11:32 »
Planted the sweetcorn out. Now concerned i might have left too big a gap between plants(about 18 inches)

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #62 on: June 10, 2024, 14:53 »
14 - 18 ins is usual, according to the RHS, so nothing to worry about  :D

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #63 on: June 13, 2024, 17:33 »
More strimming, hoeing. Squashes and pumpkins are still to take off. Must be the weather

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #64 on: June 16, 2024, 16:45 »
Lifted my first 'first early' potatoes (Pentland Javelin) - just to see how they were getting on (planted out 12 weeks ago) - and then had half of them with a roast for lunch as a treat for getting absolutely soaked in a heavy downpour whilst digging the blighters out.
My diminutive squash plantlets are really struggling (Hunter and Festival) I dont hold out much hope for them, but the borlotti and cobra beans are starting to pick up, as are the tomatoes in the greenhouse, so I have some light at the end of the tunnel!
When I got back from the plot, hunted through my seed packets and found a new packet of 6 'Ichiki kuri' squash seeds, so potted them up in the greenhouse and crossed my fingers - better late than never!

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #65 on: June 16, 2024, 19:01 »
Added some more grass clippings in the compost bin. The weather forecast is looking better by next weekend so hopefully things get going  :)

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #66 on: June 22, 2024, 18:47 »
To plot early doors to beat the heat - Took some garden clippings, kitchen peelings etc and coffee grinds to the plot for the compost bin. Planted a couple of 'spare' dahlias in the pollinator bed - which is looking quite good now - full of flowers and bees, which is lovely. Then gritted my teeth and went through the whole plot digging out the various weeds that have bulked up because I ignored them last week....Grrrrr......but as a reward I found some hidden treasure in the form of a decent turnip, a red beetroot and some radishes! Dig up the second 'Pentland Javelin' plant, and found about 5lb potatoes under there - big ones too! (4inch by 2.5 inches) - after only 13 weeks I expected them to be smaller.
Pollinator bed June 24.jpg
Harvest 22.06.24.jpg

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #67 on: June 22, 2024, 20:20 »
More hoeing, watering. Spotted the first pumpkin on one plant even though the plant has hardly grown so hopefully things will catch up now

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #68 on: June 25, 2024, 12:09 »
Watered everywhere and cleared my garlic bed.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #69 on: June 25, 2024, 21:00 »
Weeded the brassica cage & planted out some cauliflowers -Aalsmeer & romanesco, dwarf kale, savoy, greyhound,wheelers Imperial & hispi cabbages, 2 types of kohl rabi, ( I also popped some leftover kohl rabi in the tunnel as they did really well last year) not ideal in the high heat weíve had today, but they were in very small modules & slowly giving up, so now theyíve got two choices, plus I go away on Monday and at least I can water them well until then, then hubby is in charge lol. Planted some marigolds that I bought at the weekend into tge tunnel around the tomatoes, to deter whitefly. Weeded the paths & cleared up all the bamboo canes that Iíll not use this year & stashed them back in the chicken pen in the roof, put all the unused posts back under the Ďteaí shed. Had a good sweep up. Every where looks so much better.
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #70 on: June 26, 2024, 21:01 »
Planted some purple sprouting broccoli and celeriac in the bed I cleared of garlic.
Did this after some serious watering of the bed as the soil was bone dry.

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #71 on: June 28, 2024, 19:45 »
Strimming, hoeing and watering. Pumpkins finally trailing along the ground

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #72 on: June 29, 2024, 21:15 »
Itís trip of the day to give the chickens their breakfast & show my daughter where the courgettes & spring onions are for her to harvest whilst Iím away from Monday, 2nd trip I picked all the red,white & blackcurrants, whilst doing so I gave all the fruit bushes a very heavy prune as they were getting out of hand & far too big, then on the 3rd trip when I went back after dinner to see to the chooks, I picked all the pruningís up & loaded up the wheel barrow & trundled it home to shred it. Watered everything in the poly tunnel.
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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #73 on: July 02, 2024, 19:55 »
I finally did it, lifted the cauli nets and weeded under them. One plant that had odd looking leaves looks to have a main cauli and what seems to be a small cauli growing off the stem? Do you get double yolkers?

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Re: What I did on the plot today 2024
« Reply #74 on: July 05, 2024, 20:02 »
Sowed radish, beetroot and more carrots. Went over with the push mower as well as usual hoeing and watering


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