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Graeme Winter
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Plot Update - picture heavy for later reference
Into peak allotment season now, started to get a lot of salad coming through, so lettuce is a common accompaniment to meals at the moment 🙂- also peak weed growing season too, so went to do some ho-ho-ho-ing this afternoon. Before that took some pictures o...
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Dodgy Constructions
Growing the tomatoes in the greenhouse creates the perennial problem of how to support them - last years solution was a complete bodge, so this year decided to do something slightly more ... proper. Fixed some spare brackets:  (IKEA ones, which you are supp...
Dodgy Constructions
Dodgy Constructions
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Home Growing Strawberries and Cucumbers
Now we have some strawberries in at home, they need a cover - enter the wire mesh: The wire mesh is interesting to work with - three designs of covers here (bees allowed, birds no). Chose to avoid netting as birds get caught up in it. Also have cucumbers in...
Home Growing Strawberries and Cucumbers
Home Growing Strawberries and Cucumbers
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Backdated #5: Beans, Courgettes, 19th May
Sowed beans a few weeks back  which have been growing steadily, so was time to put them out in #4 bed - usual teepees from 8-foot canes for orient wonder and black turtle: Purple queen went in to #3 bed after pulling up the sweetcorn which had failed comple...
Backdated #5: Beans, Courgettes, 19th May
Backdated #5: Beans, Courgettes, 19th May
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Backdated #4: Peas, 18th May
Into #2 bed put "Kelvedon Wonder" peas which were started off a little while back: Covered these as before... hopefully they will not come to fruition at the same time as the petits pois!
Backdated #4: Peas, 18th May
Backdated #4: Peas, 18th May
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Backdated #3: #4 Bed, 13th / 14th May
More raised beds going in, this time slightly less smoothly, and had to make this one 0.5m shorter (i.e. 2.5 x 1.5m) as the new apple tree was in the way. Carefully-and-not-in-any-sense-a-bodge measuring up: Realisation that the ground has not been cleared ...
Backdated #3: #4 Bed, 13th / 14th May
Backdated #3: #4 Bed, 13th / 14th May
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Backdated #2: Sweetcorn, 13th May
Into #3 bed we planted sweet corn "Incredible F1" which had been started in a pot at home - the plants were starting to struggle so needed to go out: Layout was easy - they want to be about 0.45m apart, so just used canes to lay out a grid: Ended up with a ...
Backdated #2: Sweetcorn, 13th May
Backdated #2: Sweetcorn, 13th May
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Backdated #1: Peas and Shallots, 7th May
Backdated post here - been busy so struggling to keep up with the blog... into bed #2 we've put petits pois (Waverex) in on a teepee - about 40 plants in total, which should keep us in peas for a while. Next to these we put a couple of rows of shallots - Ma...
Backdated #1: Peas and Shallots, 7th May
Backdated #1: Peas and Shallots, 7th May
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Bed finish / prepared for planting
Slight change of plan - cut down the tall posts on the raised beds, with a view to making all of them short (sensible?) - useful as we will be needing more really soon. Filled the second one which was installed the other day with 9 x 50 l bags of compost - ...
Bed finish / prepared for planting
Bed finish / prepared for planting
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Making beds
After preparing the ground over the weekend and surveying the last remaining work was to actually build the raised beds. This once again actually involved planning , to the extent that there was actually a design involved: The aim is to end up with beds abo...
Making beds
Making beds
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