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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Some management on vegetable growing.

25 May 2010 09:19:44
Will we or wont we need this.

Will we or wont we need this.

The start of another great day with sunshine and a lovely blue sky.Plans for this evening will be based in the area outside the exit gate,to do some more work in getting the place ready for young vegetable visitors.[winter cabbages etc]

Staying ahead with management in the veg,garden.

Keep an eye on young plants because pests and disease have their plates ready to harvest.Make the move quickly to upset their plans.Birds will be ready to attack,but netting,or old Cds will not be their favourite sight.Have nets up before the damage.Dont let plants show signs of stress.Water as needed,if still green and lying over you might be lucky to save it.If brown and crisp.One place for it.[the bin]Weeds want the water just like young or indeed older veg plants need it also,but always remove the weeds fast or they will drink even more water.Earth up soil around potato stalks,[always leave 6 inches] Cover with paper etc if frost is to make a visit,and is to appear around mid week or there abouts.[yet again]


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HeadGardener HeadGardener 25 May 2010 09:58:54

Thanks John, all I need now is a junior gardener to do all those jobs :-)


unagrant unagrant 25 May 2010 10:21:23

Thanks John.  Don't like the idea about the frost, will have to pull the fleece back out.


LNolan LNolan 25 May 2010 12:00:38

Great info there again John. You definitely should have wrote a book. If the Irish Garden need someone to write a column on organic veg growing i'm sure you'll get a call.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 25 May 2010 17:58:48

The young gardeners Bill,will do a fine job.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 25 May 2010 18:06:13

I was a bit suprised myself when i heard about the frost so far on in the summer time Una,but we will all defeat it some day.Gardeners survived from attacks of bad weather before a lot harder,and will do so again and again.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 25 May 2010 18:20:06

I dont think i would make it that far Liam,thanks.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 25 May 2010 19:28:44

Lots of good advice once again.


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