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go-nads!

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#23
I found where the rabbits were getting in and sorted it. Pretty much everything is coming along well, wood pigeons have got to some of the brassicas but can live with it.

Fruit is coming along well this year, gonna plant some more in the autumn. It’s the little ones birthday today, grandad came across for the first time since lockdown, he can’t believe it’s the same plot.
 

borolad259

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Staff member
#24
Mrs 259 has converted the bottom of the garden into a small farm. I couldn't begin to list everything she's growing, but we shouldn't need to buy from the supermarket this summer. To be fair, I forage loads of wild edibles and garden weedes anyway.
 

red_harrington

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#26
Tomato & pepper plants growing like crazy in the greenhouse. Courgette and giant pumpkin too, main vine is about 10ft in length already.

I still can't get parsnips to germinate :unsure: I do everything I can and in 6 weeks just 5 out of 100s sown have popped up
 
#27
All pre sown plants in and thriving,carrots,beetroot,kale,parsnip and chard germinating nicely but fennel not showing yet.
Thank God for the rain overnight no need to spend an hour watering tonight.
Trying a new slug detterant this year called Feed and Fortify,fine silicate iron filings around the plants that also acts as a feed .
 

Borobuddah

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#28
Everything going well, apart from a cucumber we lost.

Haven’t got either manure from the stables or mushroom compost from the garden centre yet, just spores, I’m nervous about when to plant.

Desperate for rain (London)
 

red_harrington

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#29
Good growing season so far, mixture of rain and sun.

Harvesting this week:

tomatoes indoor & outdoor
sweet peppers
dwarf beans
outdoor cucumber
beetroot
lettuce
courgette
spinach

Eating myself fitter :D
 
#30
Good growing season so far, mixture of rain and sun.

Harvesting this week:

tomatoes indoor & outdoor
sweet peppers
dwarf beans
outdoor cucumber
beetroot
lettuce
courgette
spinach

Eating myself fitter :D
Similar to us,the wetter weather has made a lot of difference this year everything is growing more vigorously,only disappointment was my second early Charlotte potatoes which are a bit floury and only good for mash,possibly left them in the ground too long.
 
#31
Lots of tomatoes coming on nicely a few of them ripe but the great majority green so I expect a very decent crop in the coming weeks. Cucumbers about ready to appear quite soon. Peppers (capsicum) look as though they are about to make an appearance. Shallots and radishes were a flooding disaster as I didn't drill holes in the pots for drainage (suitably embarrassed and subjected to a lot of p*ss taking). I'm a novice to this but have really enjoyed watching the plants grow.
 
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