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Slave77
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like my veg garden before I got at it I had way more thistles and nettles (no ponies though) Wink
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So this year we said we would go bigger. Measured it out this evening at 1570m2 or 0.39 acres. Just about ready to plough on Thursday hopefully. Was thinking about Stormin Norman Schwarzkopf today and his zero tolerance and scorched earth policies while I was strimming away the last of that dam couch grass after spraying it three times lately, it just keeps coming. So this is my plot now almost ready for planting. It is going to be busy for the next week or so. That is the only way to have couch grass - BROWN AND DEAD. That is my poor strimmer exhausted in the middle of the picture.


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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2014 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dam we have left page two. Shall I repost Bobby the bug to keep him current?
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 7:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work on the field, you are obviously having better weather than we have here in Mayo, it's depressingly rainy again today. That will look great full of potato plants. There's so much rain here I don't thinks spuds would even get to grow with the wet clay and all the probs that brings...

No the bug will be fine on page 2, he looks well there, leave him be Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha, it's more like slave labour than work, excuse the pun, there are times that I wonder why I just don't buy the veg at the shop! Weather forecasted rain for the each of the last few days but didn't get any apart from a few couple of minutes of showers. I plan on doubling the potato sowing this year, earlies (ha earlies says he and it now May, why oh why didn't I plough and rotavate before Xmas?) and main crop. All sorts of other veg too. The photo shows my first foray into gardening last August.


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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No- leave Bobby the bug where he is thanks!
That's a beautiful set up you have there Tag
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, looks great, how did the corn go? Ha ha makes my small patch look like a little playground Laughing

Thanks baabamaal, he might take more heed if he outnumbered!
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks folks for the comments, now get your asses over here and give me a hand.

The sweetcorn was good i think, it was my first attempt. The problem was that I just didn't know when to pick it. Lots in the freezer still. All sowed in June so I should be a bit earlier this year.

I will never be outnumbered as I have too many egos!

Now purely for educational purposes you understand and because baabamaal asked, and of course to keep him current and in the news HERE'S BOBBY as per Johnny Carson style...... this is a giant Weta, native to New Zealand.



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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tagwex you are getting far too handy with that smart phone, and shouldn't you be busy getting ready for ploughing tomorrow?
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You smiled. Must mean you like Bobby. No ploughing tomorrow. Got a call at 6 to go to work tomorrow instead. I hate it when work gets in the way of gardening.
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a roll your eyes not a smile.....bobby will have as many egos as you if you keep showing him off so much.....
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't have glasses on. I miss the little guy, can you send him back. He don't like the wilds of the rough parts of Mayo.
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This boy can really sing http://youtu.be/Dgv78D2duBE
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why what did you do to the babies that you found... Gonna train him to dig up spuds and eat them then you can have him back, right around the time of late season potato harvesting time Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2014 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Baabamaal wanted them too. That guy was positively a carrot eater only
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