Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby peter » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:03 pm

Did three prospective tenant viewings today, in the rain.
Wife of the last one said that I'd absolutely made her husbands day with the phone call. :D

Raining again.........
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Elmigo » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:24 pm

In my previous home the problem was minimal but since we moved, more and more aphids seem to gather on my plants and especially the young seedlings. I used to spray them off with clean water in a sprayer. This was enough back then, but now I am forced to add organic dish washing soap to the mix. What else can I use that removes any aphids?
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:26 pm

peter wrote:Did three prospective tenant viewings today, in the rain.
Wife of the last one said that I'd absolutely made her husbands day with the phone call. :D

Raining again.........


Our letting committee person. was left standing. The person so keen to have an allotment, didn't show up. :x :x
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:53 pm

Lets hope the virus has come and gone by crop picking season. Otherwise we might need the Army to patrol our allotments. :wink:
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:41 am

Wonder if I'll be able to spot the difference eventually.

10 o'clock 30th November and 16th March (prompted by seeing some trails this morning that were Europe to USA).

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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Shallot Man » Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:45 am

Got my"ANYA" spuds in this morning. :D :D
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:41 am

Geoff, not much difference there then!
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:44 pm

That's good going Shallot Man...I take it you mean in the ground and not in containers!
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby tigerburnie » Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:57 pm

Afternoon all, weeded two raised beds and added compost to one of them for carrot sowing later in the month, manure in the other and both covered with fleece to warm the soil a bit. Third bed still has a few carrots in it, so that will get manured later. In the greenhouse I sowed some radish in the border for an early crop, will add lettuce another day, still getting minus temps at night, it was minus 1.8 last night(I've got a new thermometer and gone posh, we're digital now). Chillies potted on into bigger pots, but still in the double glazed conservatory, could be a couple of months before they go into the greenhouse.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Mon Mar 16, 2020 7:59 pm

Well I sat through the "Breaking News" & personally relieved they are saying recommended not demanding of this & that! There is a strong message saying this may change, but they have scared the pants off so many of the younger population, I don't think I'll have any difficulties avoiding non-essential contact; even in the supermarket!

Off to lottie tomorrow to temporarily self isolate! Got to get the 1st earlies in! :) And with any luck may get into the supermarket & top up! Why did this Corona hit us in the Hungry Gap? Gonna relocate some stuff in the tunnel & upset the planting plan in advance to get some fast growers in the mix of edibles! Who knows who sneezed on your lettuce from the supermarket?
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Chantal » Tue Mar 17, 2020 10:14 am

I'm using our allotment to social distance and if necessary self isolate. We have individual plot fences and gates so it can easily be done. I retired two weeks ago, what a start to the easy life :lol:

I am very concerned that locals find out we have two toilet rolls up there though :roll:
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Elmigo » Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:30 pm

Lucky you :oops:
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:27 pm

Ok! I definitely was socially isolated on lottie & never got closer than the recommended 3 metres from anyone! (OK only 3 of us down on the back row)! Unfortunately that went down hill quickly when I went to the supermarket for a few bits! It was chaos - no meat, no eggs, flour, tin goods, paper products, most veg, bread, frozen goods, cat food, wine - I got the last bottle of Sauvignon Blanc - winner! Most medications, (although an unusual large amount of pregnancy testing kits on the shelves so obviously they are planning ahead for those in social isolation). :) :)

Felt for the staff though as everyone I spoke to were mostly abused earlier when the trolley dash started with a huge queue before opening! They said people were not even looking but just throwing what they could scoop up into their trolley! Hmm? Keep calm & carry on????
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Tue Mar 17, 2020 8:21 pm

Yes, calm seems to hard to find.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Colin2016 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:14 am

Cant think of a better place to self isolate than the plot, rarely see more that three other people at once, usually just my self though

Wondering are you changing you sowing plans to compensate for this major issue?

Personally I am sowing the quicker seeds like lettuce, broccoli, radish...Still looking for toilet roll seeds.
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