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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Time to hit the vegetable garden.

27 May 2010 18:22:34
Some Orla earlies in a small bucket develop well.

Some Orla earlies in a small bucket develop well.

In a few minutes after a quick cuppa all eyes will be on the vegetable garden.Some of the vegetable beds need checking first and then the Cabbage [Brassica] beds will have a visit from the hoe.If all goes well and time will allow, then even a short while will be spent in the area outside the exit gate.Looking like it will have to wait until tomorrow evening for a visit then,but time will tell.


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Periwinkle Periwinkle 27 May 2010 18:41:38

You will soon have a supper of those, John!


Clara Clara 27 May 2010 18:48:25

Oh John I was going to peek at mine and thought it would damage them I am dying to see something like your photo now I am going to see.


LNolan LNolan 27 May 2010 21:02:01

Good to see that everything's doing so well john. Even the weeds are thriving but i suppose its all part of the game.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 28 May 2010 09:52:08

That time wont come quick enough for that meal Periwinkle with the new potatoes,thanks.Watering is a vital stage now for potato growing to increase yield and fight against that dreaded potato scab.[Streptomyces sp]


Johnplotman Johnplotman 28 May 2010 09:57:18

Good luck with the outcome of your potato growing Clara.Your similar to myself and cant wait for home grown potatoes to harvest.When you do dig them up eventually and see very tiny ones along with the larger potatoes,leave them on the stalks,water and try them further.They should go to be good second earlies.Not as large,but a feast.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 28 May 2010 10:00:53

That is for sure Liam.The place would not be the same without a visit from pests,diseases and weeds at times.Happens us all at gardening.If a way was invented to grow vegetables with the push of a button,the enjoyment of garden,out in the air etc,would not be the same.


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