7 Feb - Paddy "Incubating" my seeds in the germinating room..
AKA spare room My early spuds are now in their
chitting trays in the garage..
12 Feb - Started to clear the "Storage Area" today.... See my
Painbrushed impression of what I will end up with.. plans may change a bit ....
Put another shelving unit in the shed today..
19 Feb - Started digging he big hump of soil out next to the storage area.. Will
plant early spuds this year and follow with my Asparagus seedlings
25 Feb - Dumped 36 wheelbarrow loads in the middle of the plot where it's lower.
Imagine what size Kariba Bream this worm would have caught..!!
Now it's nice and level and ready for spuds to be dug in..
A bit of a transformation comparing the photo on the left to this!!
26 Feb - do I have too many Garlic to plant...??
My first OWN veg planted... 2 garlic plants... it feels like I now have a plot!!
The first full row of my own veg...... and finally 4 rows of Garlic.. 104
4 March - Preparing and Planting first of onions.. Manured, fertilised, dug and
levelled and fitted 2 scaffold plank pathways.
.. then it sleeted, hailed and rained - so I had a break. Then planted 12 rows
(240).. still a few more to go..
11 March - Manured and dug a patch (far left) between compost heap and
raspberries for some Broad Beans and early Peas.. and Comfrey...
Then carried on digging for the second lot of onions... dug really deep to
remove loads of roots - now for a bonfire of pallets and roots!!
13 March - The big burn - been collecting pallets and weeds to burn for
Planted out 30 Broad beans.. Cut a contractors fibreglass trench
cover to use as a planting platform - wired on some kids foam matting to kneel
Planted the rest of the onions - another 240.. so now have 480 planted in
19 March - Moved the asparagus, baby garlic and "potato onions" (like shallots)
to the greenhouse. Re-potted cabbage, tomatoes and some of Trish's flowers.
Planted more seeds.. Chillies and Anchocha (sort of like peppers) for Duncan,
tomatoes, leeks, cape gooseberries and lettuce !!
Oh... and some flower seeds for Trish and some marigolds to companion plant with
my potatoes to hopefully chase the slugs..
Also planted out my "nyimo" and rosella seed the other day.. Hope it grows in
23 March - Started the strawberry bed.. manured, fertilized and started
digging.. Many roots so slow process - thats them piled in the pathway.
24 March - My back is broken today.. finished digging, removing perennial weeds
and levelled.. 7 hours to do 4 mt x 4 mt..
Then put down the weed suppressant fabric and started planting strawberries. More
25 March - Strawberries all planted.. nest to start planting my
Spuds... all rows measured, manured and ready to dig in..
First of many rows in....
and 3 rows done today... still have to ridge them up
31 March - 14 rows now planted... . Also some early Peas under the clotch and 2
rows at the bottom end. Manured the left side - now to dig it..
So far I have planted out: strawberries, potatoes, onions, garlic, raspberries,
broad beans and peas..
The difference from when I got the plot in November 11 to end of March 12
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