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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Just to be on the extra safe side last night.

27 May 2010 08:47:11
The moon shines.

The moon shines.

After the cards last night [no luck] a couple of hours were spent in the vegetable garden.The air was quite cool and the greenhouse back to just above 8 deg,so i took no chances in case of a light ground frost at some stage.All potato stalks[Solanum tuberosum] were covered.The beds in the main vegetable garden were done first off and then to the outer veg areas.Time to let them have another read.About an hour later i checked inside the tunnel on some of the deep tubs [9-10-11]There the Sweet corn [Zea mays,] needed  to be tied up for the next stage.Watering was checked around 7am earlier,and some needed doing.All Tomatoes,Sweetcorn,Runner beans,Beetroots,and Cabbage were checked upon.Carrots,Peas,and Lettuce will have a check over at lunchtime today.The outer of the exit gate will be given a miss for this evening with all time in the vegetable garden.The hoe will be in full swing,on the cabbage beds.[all going well timewise]Long may the good weather last.


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Rachel Rachel 27 May 2010 08:56:37

I covered plants last  night too but it only went down to 7 degrees in the greenhouse. I wonder what it will do tonight.


Clara Clara 27 May 2010 09:53:48

Was cold but I do not think frost when Rachel put up a journal about covering her plants I went down the garden and put mine back into the green house only the new ones. You are busy as usual


Monkells Monkells 27 May 2010 09:58:10

God bless you energy John - Back to work on your plants after a night of cards!! Not that is commitment!!


Lìga Lìga 27 May 2010 11:07:40

Hi,John,,we are eating our own York cabbages....:)))They of course not very big,but you can feel a taste of cabbage:)


LNolan LNolan 27 May 2010 15:08:20

Took in all my own pots and baskets last night John. Tonight will be another cool night but it should start to improve again after that. Looks like warm damp weather to start next week but becoming dryer as the week goes on with temps ranging from the high teens to the low 20's for the second half of next week. Good growing weather.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 27 May 2010 17:54:50

Looking similar for tonight on the cool side Rachel.The potato stalks here will have some more reading to do with newspapers,but hopefully not for to long more.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 27 May 2010 17:59:13

We need sunshine and mild nights fast Clara,thanks.Your greenhouse came in real handy for plant protection.The place looked a mess with newspapers,coats etc all used for stalk protection,but we all had the last laugh again the weather.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 27 May 2010 18:02:49

Thanks Monica.During the cards at times my mind was more with a little worry about the plants been ok until i got back to cover them.Part of the family to us here the vegetable garden.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 27 May 2010 18:07:08

Nothing beats your own home grown vegetables Liga,no matter what size.We have had some similar to yourself here,the taste was there thats all we need.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 27 May 2010 18:12:51

That good growing weather is almost top of the list Liam,as been needed fast.I was looking over some items in the garden shed last night for a few minutes on the way up from the vegetable garden and looking down at the sprinklers,it is fingers crossed time they will be needed very soon.


kitty kitty 28 May 2010 00:13:26

john do you ever rest, you make me dizzy readin all the work you do,


Johnplotman Johnplotman 28 May 2010 10:22:23

Kitty my friend i will be dizzy with problems for you.Hope all is well.All garden pests etc may pack their bags,because if they dont and see you approach they will know Kitty the gardener is on the way to wipe them out.Great that all is well. 


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