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kitty's Journal

kitty's Journal

Last Post 17 days 2 hours ago

a great day outside

26 February 2011 21:49:29
before

before

hi everyone

spent the second half of the day preparing the veg bed in the tunnel, the dogs had been in it the last couple of nights because the last bad winds had broke the fastners on the flaps so they were able to get in. i took a few barrows of old soil out and dug it over then added some compost from the compost bags that been breaking down over the last couple of years, now i just need to add some fym and some top soil and i am ready to plant first earlies (homegaurds) peas and early nanties carrots.this is a question for johnplotsman do i need to chit the homegaurds if they are going in the tunnel? or if anyone else knows they can answer this too.

when i had finish that task, i sowed tomatos, cucumbers,peppers and eryngium in the heated nursery pots. i have more stuff to sow and prick out so its a busy time and i am running out of space fast, i can buy myself some more space by moving the dahlias out to covered 4 tier greenhouses in the tunnel  cover the pots with fleese at night and close the covers and night they should be safe enough and i will have more space for transplanting and sowing in the house.

i have also signed up to galway enterprise board for a business course, it will be held sometime in march two evenings a week and it is free of charge, i have to make an appointment on monday to meet with them, things are looking up. i am working towards my own nursery business so i am happy with things so far.

well hopefully i will get the dahlia in their new home by monday and then i can get the rest of the sowing done.

well thats it for now 


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Jacinta Jacinta 26 February 2011 21:54:35

You sound like you've got 'all guns blazing', Kitty.


Hoeys Hoeys 26 February 2011 22:03:23

well done Kitty. looks like you are going to be busy with all the veg in the tunnel.. don't forget slug control.. my first salads were killed in one night..


kitty kitty 26 February 2011 22:37:37

sure am buzzing, very positive compared to the last day i was on site. hopefully this course will be good


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