Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby tigerburnie » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:19 pm

Decided to try for some earlier crops than usual, spring onions sowed under fleece outside and in the greenhouse, early Nantes carrots in the border soil along with radish and lettuce. Mustard and Cress in the kitchen and some peas in the root trainers inside the small "blow away greenhouse" inside the big glass greenhouse.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:53 pm

That's all sounding very positive, Alan...glad to read you have stuff growing too.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:42 pm

I have the happy little sun on my phone weather for a few days next week & cold nights! Planting plan is gonna be tossed out (except rotation stuff outside the tunnel). It's got to be about growing for eating & breaking the rules methinks! Brassica's don't like the tunnel I have found from the limited trials I have done but gonna try some Pak Choi in there as a mate got huge specimens in her heated greenhouse! Temp is stabilising with the min & max but need a new planting plan!
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:48 pm

My brand new cordon apple 'Lord Derby' is showing some signs of life! It's about time, it's just been lurking like a dead stick in a pot since the end of November.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby peter » Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:50 pm

Rosemary today.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Elmigo » Fri Mar 20, 2020 7:03 pm

This must be the largest rosemary I have seen in all the time I have been growing veggies so far!!!
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:59 pm

I have asparagus up! Deffo Spring in Dorset! Shame the slugs/snails/birds found them first! The new bed from the now 2 yr old plants is not showing yet but not unexpected! Soz for the neck twinge but trying a pic!
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Fri Mar 20, 2020 10:30 pm

Remarkable blooms on the rosemary Peter.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby peter » Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:39 am

Elmigo wrote:This must be the largest rosemary I have seen in all the time I have been growing veggies so far!!!


Sat drinking coffee with the front window fanlight open and the bees are on it in the sunshine, buzzes buzzes buzzzzz.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby peter » Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:41 pm

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That's plot 17 growing area ready.
The joys of driven wheel rear tined rotovator, once it's dug ok you can go over it one last time but walking alongside the machine and leave a wheel & foot mark free bed.
The fruit area is sadly invaded by bellbind so is going to be weed killed several times this year and new raspberry canes bought in the autumn.

Plot 18 next, as OH and Barney have said there's a nice drying wind, so fingers crossed it sticks around for some days.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:21 pm

That looks mighty impressive, Peter, hope plot 18 comes down as well.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Elmigo » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:01 pm

Meanwhile I'm working up a sweat, trying to get the vegetable garden up and ready without damaging the plants currently standing there. I planted my lovely berries at the acidic conifer soil, hopefully not drying them out this summer or killing them instead. Untill the next door neighbour has his fences placed, the last tile of the final paths have to wait. Currently marking the vegetable garden beds and prepairing the soil for planting!

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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Today I spent most of my time tidying the shed.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Chantal » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:45 pm

What a fabulous day on the allotment. Arrived and cooked breakfast at 9am and home just as the sun went down. Exhausted but loads done, seen lots of other plot holders, all at a safe distance and sunshine all day.

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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:49 pm

Even the sweet pepper and tomato seedlings spent their day in the greenhouse today because it heated up to 26C in spite of the door and all flaps being open. But they are safely back in the house for tonight's expected frost!
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