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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quinoa and Kohlrabi planted out, kale transplanted
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2011 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Busy day today..had to be done, as its the Punchestown races this week! Grass cut, tomatoes planted out, lettuce planted, willow climbers attached to the wall for the peas to climb up, weeding..and lawn fertilized...phew!!
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At home:
Planted some more lettuce (lollo rosso).
Done some potting on.
Finished my shelving in the greenhouse.
Planted my cucumber to it's final position in greenhouse.

Allotment:
Weeding a small bit of digging.
Mass killing of Sawfly.

To do this week:
Dig out my brochili/brussels bed and my sweetcorn bed (currently occupied by tons of daffodils).
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have 41 different varities of veg seed in different stages of development from just sowed to being ready to plant out. all of the wooded area is now cleared and trees trimed for the big day, the erection of the tunnel. would it be better to rotovate the ground before we put up the tunnel. the reat of the ground is being transformed into raised beds over the next two years?
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salty bed box ready Scurvygrass, Samphire and Salsola planted in it.

Almost all other perpetuals in.
Thyme, Rosemary, Sage, Sorrel (red and green) Good King Henry, Beet greens, Tarragon, Pot Marigold all planted.

Onion bed weeded.

One more pine path shredded and home made poison laid down.
Dry Seaweed collected and shredded.

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not a thing done for 4 days due to practically constant rain.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Delaney home on 4th Very Happy New pal, not Delilah Confused
5th helped a mate with some basics in his garden plot, then transplanted fruit bushes and rhubarb to new area.

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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm doing nothing today, the garden has finally had a serious watering overnight, I'm just going to enjoy the wonderful perfume of wet earth !
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 9:37 am    Post subject: water water neverywhere nor not a drop to drink. Reply with quote

Sive. That is NOT the best thing to say when I'm listening in. Since Mar21 we had a total of 4mm of rain fall on our garden and that was on Apr4. Since then we've been using a can to put down 75l of metered water a day, selectively in the planters to protect our investments. That's 3000 litres over 40 days.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i watered all the pots the other night, and an hour later the heavens opened.

in more satisfying news, i was able to rescue several bags of good topsoil from a skip near the house.
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry walltowall, will this rain get as far as you, do you think? Are you in Essex ....? I know there are parts of the East of England that get very low rainfalls....are you in that area ?
We've had an incredibly dry April in Wexford, so this rain is badly needed. Hope you get some of it soon......no harm for us all to appreciate what a precious resource water is !
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In UK they are crying out for rain. At the moment in Kent the temperature is 22 and my Sister in Herts hasn't had any good rain for 8 weeks now.
Me I'm sick to death of it. Here in Mayo its been constant for 4 days now. In fact its been bucketing down here since 4pm. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thinned out my turnip(snowball) and my lettuce today...not much else to do at the moment. waiting for the weeds to appear!
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PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

guy;s i decided to taste some lemon basil i planted in the greenhouse recently..ended up eating all but 5 leaves! i've never tasted anything like it..you guy's have to sow some.
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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2011 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No much to do at the moment, rain is doing the watering for me especially after last night. Have been eating the lettuce and scallions for three weeks, and the first of the tomatoes have appeared.

Dried off a load of herbs for use in winter and froze lots and lots of rhubarb.
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