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  • What I Did Today Archive 2008

    Things I did today.
    This is intended to act as an aid memoir to everyone on the grapevine. I hope it will help remind us of tasks that should be carried out at the time of year each posting is written.
    It is not intended to be a Blog or a journal but simply an aid to help. I hope everyone will post what they did in their garden or allotment each day.
    Jax

  • #2
    Heading to the allotment today for recon of what's to do, as we haven't been for a while. Needs a good clear out methinks, if we get past the weeds, I may be gone a while.
    We bought a little greenhouse to sit against the South wall of our house yesterday off ebay, can't wait for it to come. It means this'll be the first year the house won't be covered in plant pots on sills and anywhere else that's flat.

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    • #3
      New Years Day.

      Spent an hour titivating around the garden, coughing and wheezing mostly, bit of weeding, raking veg patch level for digging later, dug up some plants to divide.

      Sorted through stored Onions, threw most away. Gone soft. Onions not me.

      Knackered after a while, now sorting through seed packets, making lists in the warm.



      Forgot to mention even though its New Years Day, I managed to spent nearly £60 odd quid on Suttons on-line store...used my magic discount code for 10% off.
      Last edited by seasprout; 01-01-2008, 03:38 PM. Reason: Remembered a bit more.
      Blogging at..... www.thecynicalgardener.wordpress.com

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      • #4
        I made good use of the mild weather today and pruned the last row of gooseberries. I also pruned the red currants and struck some cutings from the prunings.

        Best of all I finally built the raised beds in polytunnel number 2 ready for filling. Back at home it was into the greenhouse and a load of beetroot seed were planted in modules. They will be ready to go under a cloche in about 5 weeks.

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        • #5
          Picked a handful of brocolli to go with dinner - well impressed since we had a good feed of it with Christmas dinner! Looked at the greenhouse and thought it needs tidying but it will have to wait for another day - looks sad in there without the colour of the Bolivian Rainbow chilli plant (which finally made its way to my sister for her Christmas pressie)
          Last edited by shirlthegirl43; 01-01-2008, 02:25 PM.
          Happy Gardening,
          Shirley

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          • #6
            What an active bunch o grapes you have been. I got in about 8:30 this morning and after copious amounts of strong black coffee, took the puppy for a walk along the local beaches - three hours worth of idle sauntering trying to clear my foggy head.
            On the way back I bumped into Raj, manager of our local Indian restaurant, and the only place in the area open for meals tonight, and he has invited us to be his guests tonight - more drink and a curry to boot - great start to 2008.
            Rat

            British by birth
            Scottish by the Grace of God

            http://scotsburngarden.blogspot.com/
            http://davethegardener.blogspot.com/

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            • #7
              got down on paper my plans for pot and tub stands
              iam going to use copper pipe and fitting to discourage slugs

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              • #8
                Went to the allotment just for an hour, planted some tatties in big builders tubs (holes drilled in bottom for drainage) and keeping them in one of the greenhouses. also dragged a load of pallets onto the plot to make a fence with.
                Last edited by crichmond; 01-01-2008, 10:04 PM.
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                Cheers Chris

                Beware Greeks bearing gifts, or have you already got a wooden horse?... hehe.

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                • #9
                  Well, yesterday really...

                  Got all my seeds out and put together a planting/sowing plan for 2008. It's surprising how much one accumulates over the year! Then took a walk to the Allotment with pencil and paperto plan out where everything will go this year. All the while hoped that 2008 will be better than 2007!!

                  skotch
                  Artificial Intelligence usually beats real stupidity

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                  • #10
                    Didnt have much time today so I just planted a tray of quick growing salad leaves.
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                    Cheers Chris

                    Beware Greeks bearing gifts, or have you already got a wooden horse?... hehe.

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                    • #11
                      Managed to get on the plot yesterday, but only to get some veg as the weather forcast is a bit iffy for the next few days. (nothing worse than trying to dig out parsnips from the frozen ground) Managed to get parsnips, carrots, leeks, sprouts and a cabbage, not a bad selection for this time of year.

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                      • #12
                        I went to B&Q and bought the following:

                        * a button mushroom kit (can't wait to see what this does if anything)
                        * a 75L bag of compost
                        * a huge seed tray.

                        and I got the following potato seeds:

                        * Pentland Javelin Potatos
                        * Maris Peer Potatos
                        * Desiree Potatos
                        * Nicola Potatos

                        I've got 2 of the bags of potato seeds chitting in the big tray at the moment. I could do with buying another couple of those trays for the other 2 bags and what not tho.

                        Today I'm going to sort out some seeds for a seed swap for a fellow Grapeviner and tomorrow will hopefully be popping up to the lottie to plant the cheapy flower bulbs I got from Wilkinsons the other week. It's a bit too late to plant them now I think but they weren't expensive so I haven't really got a lot to lose in digging over the flower patch and chucking them in the ground. Beats letting them rot I figure. :P
                        Gardening Blog:
                        http://dig-for-victory.livejournal.com/

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                        • #13
                          Trousers harvested 9.5kg of Sunchokes for me today, along with a few whopping Parsnips 'The Student', 7.5kg Beetroot 'Bulls Blood' and 'Golden Ball', a mini Savoy Cabbage, Leeks etc. so I'm in and out of the kitchen right now cooking Roasted Root Veg and a Sunchoke Gratin for our Supper (makes a change from Soup Shortie! last hit.....)

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                          • #14
                            Checked the greenhouse this morning and Iv'e got three little onion shoots in a 40 cell modular tray, Hoping for more in the next few days. Planted up some shallots into 3" pots. Sowed a tray of early peas and put in the propergator. Sorted out the seed box to try and get some organisation into future sowing.
                            Broke down all the cardboard boxes from Christmas and put them down on the lottie paths. Dont get the shoes muddied up then, and keeps the weeds down. Planted 3 tubs of spuds yesterday, had to make do with charlottes but would have prefered an earlier variety.

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                            • #15
                              I took 9 crysanthemum cuttings and module sowed some scallions.

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