February 2017

Discussion in 'What did you do in the garden or allotment today?' started by ZoshJosh, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. ZoshJosh

    ZoshJosh Member

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    Went to the veg plot and dreamt. I had to order some seeds from seedparade, those I know will give me plenty of my favourite veg all year round in my little area and in the greenhouse. Can't wait for spring.
     
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    Weather and work have been against me sorting out my beds and borders, but as you say it's nice to dream about what is to come.
    I am going to dust off the propagator this week and get it set up ready for the off.....
    I will only start some herbs, salads, chillies and a few early toms. Most veg will be started next month.
     
  3. naturewoman

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    Started on my big garden tidy up on tuesday, it was still rather wet under foot though. Did get some seed sown and nestled them in the heated propagator. Sowed 2 varieties of maincrop onions, Red Barron and Supersweet and 3 varieties of lettuce, these being Little Gem, Webbs and dwarf iceberg type Warlock. I also will sow a few early toms, some leeks and chillies this week.
     
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    Wow it's Saturday and a day off work! I normally work weekends ...... Two of my lettuce varieties that I sowed on Tuesday are already up. The little Gem and Warlock started to show just two days after sowing.
    These were opened packets too! They are now on a south facing windowsill to catch the best light. I will place them in the greenhouse in a couple of weeks as lettuce seedlings are pretty tough. The Supersweet onions that I sowed on Tuesday are also showing above the compost, but I will leave them in the progagator for a while longer.
    I sowed my first tomatoes on Thursday, these were bush and trailing varieties that I find are a bit tougher than the cordon ones. I will start some Sungold and Gardeners Delight soon. The rest of my toms I will sow in mid March.
     
  5. Hoppo

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    I've just been to mine to see what's left after Storm Doris paid a visit yesterday. I've lost some fencing near my gate and my polytunnel door has blown open and it's bent the frame a little where's its flapped in the wind. All easy to resolve thankfully. The guy next door has lost most of the glass in his GH and his shed looks like it was hit by a bomb the wind has blown straight through it taking two sides off. This weekends plans I had for sorting the beds in the tunnel have now changed to doing repairs but at least its getting lighter at night now so can start and have an hour after work to catch up.
     
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  6. naturewoman

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    Hi Hoppo, welcome to the forum. Sorry Doris left you some damage. Where I live in North Yorkshire we were spared and the storm passed to the south of us.
    All my seeds I sowed last week are now through, even the chillies. They are now on the windowsill. I wll start some more tomatoes, chillies and some summer flowers on Monday, as I shall be at work all weekend.
     
  7. bachus

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    divided & replanted large clump of 'welsh onions'.This in about the only spot cleared so far on my new allotment site.Still bringing
    stuff from my other 2.These waterlog for longer
    each year,so last September while walking the
    dog spotted 2 vastly overgrown & abandoned
    sites.Asked the council if I could swap my 2 for
    1 of these,and when he stopped laughing ,and realized I was serious,said 'yes'.I've been
    'moving house' ever since.Itching to get started
    33x11m south facing on a slight slope , almost
    heaven!
     
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  8. Chilli pumpkin

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    Potted on some of my chillies.
     
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  9. naturewoman

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    Well I was going to do some gardening after a weekend at work, but the weather has not been good. Wet and cold. I manage to clean the weeds out of some pots and top dress them with compost. Sowed some more seeds and fed the citrus and other tender perennials in the conservatory.
     
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    going to show toms,cucumbers& peppers this
    week.Window sills to utilize as greenhouse not up yet.
     
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  11. Chilli pumpkin

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    Cleaned out my 2 garden sheds and start digging holes ready for the new polytunnel going up, only 13 to go :rolleyes:
     
  12. bachus

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    l have a small tunnel( bought to replace light weight greenhouse which , despite using all
    suppled anchoring, plus some extra pining,took off in high wind, landing three Allotments away)
    not up yet due to excess of brambles.Getting there though.
     
  13. Chilli pumpkin

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    Sorry to hear about your little greenhouse taking off. Did you lose any crops?
    If any extra things are available for any of my tunnels I get it ( storm braces, crop bars etc etc ) it gets a bit breeze here ( Scottish highlands ). Even have sheds and chicken houses roped down!
     
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