Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:33 pm

I've only just sowed my pepper seeds, oh well, better late than never! We put a new felt roof on my shed at home today, very satisfyingly job!
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:34 pm

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What a difference in a week

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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Elmigo » Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:15 pm

One of my tomatoes has a strange photosynthesis pattern. For some reason the little guy found it easier to grow only one large leaf and skip the growing tip completely.

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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:55 pm

Blimey, not seen that before! Don't chuck it, play with it (separately), just to see what happens. If it will make it to fruit, you could have some interesting specimens!
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Chantal » Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:14 am

I had one like that last year. I gave it every chance but nothing came of it. A blind seedling I believe.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby retropants » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:27 am

Yes, I've had one or two of these in the past, they don't do anything, not even grow from what I can remember.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:15 pm

On the air traffic: there were comparative maps in the Guardian today showing the tremendous drop in are pollution since the air traffic restrictions. One GOOD outcome of this mess.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby oldherbaceous » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:56 pm

Had a lovely day today, chain harrowed and rolled the grass meadows..took me back to my younger days...
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Westi » Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:58 pm

Got to be a positive, hopefully it will last long enough to reverse some of the damage being done & already done! I'm enjoying the sunshine though & really pleased to hear officially the allotment is officially socially isolating & counted as exercise! Well for today anyway! ;)
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Primrose » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:32 pm

I,ve had occasional tomatoes like that Elmigo too. They don't develop alternative sideshoots so afraid it,s going to be a waste of space
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:43 pm

Another investment in confidence for the future, I planted all my potatoes today. Also gave the ones in the polytunnel a bit of a talking to, told them they might be needed at the end of April instead of the usual mid-May. Not sure if the stored ones are going to last us and when we were shopping couldn't buy potatoes or our annual bag of frozen chips that usually tides us over. Going to try not to shop again until May. They seem to be responding to this beautiful weather, all our brews and meals outside today.

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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Monika » Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:06 pm

Glorious day today and the first butterflies: a peacock and a small tortoiseshell, also lots of bumble bees.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:13 pm

Geoff, I have the ground ready. So I am going to put spuds in tomorrow. Earlier than I would usually plant them.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Geoff » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:54 am

We have butterflies and lots of different bumble bees, we sit on a bench by our heather bed for coffee watching all the different insects visiting. Walking the dog I see curlews and lapwings displaying and calling and yesterday there were skylarks singing. Looks like we'll have to enjoy it while we can as it is going to cool down again.
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Re: Very early Spring Bits and Bobs.

Postby Stephen » Thu Mar 26, 2020 8:33 am

That sounds great Geoff, very evocative.
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