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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Sunday walk in the vegetable garden.

30 May 2010 10:52:11
Section of tunnel filling up.

Section of tunnel filling up.

Took my usual early morning walk around the gardens,especially in the vegetable area.The Sunday papers were also collected.Showers have stopped at least from yesterday,with the sky brighter looking today.Growth has improved well over the last few days and with June only around the corner now,we need steady good weather fast.The tunnel was given its usual morning check along with the greenhouse a few minutes ago.Plans will be to visit a few gardens later and see what is happenging with their vegetable growing.


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Lìga Lìga 30 May 2010 11:03:04

Wow,what a sweetcorn!!!


Johnplotman Johnplotman 30 May 2010 11:15:43

Thanks Liga.Once the sun is there with a member of the warm season crops such as Sweet corn [Zea mays] all goes to plan.


fran m fran m 30 May 2010 11:43:50

Looking good John, my sweetcorn is Bonsai compared to that.

Good for you.


LNolan LNolan 30 May 2010 11:46:52

All looking well John. I'll have to try growing some sweetcorn next year if i get the chance.


Mairin Mairin 30 May 2010 21:50:10

I was just about to ask if that was sweetcorn until I saw Liga's comment.  Mine is Bonsai compared to that too.  What is the secret?


Johnplotman Johnplotman 30 May 2010 22:10:24

Thanks Fran.Only for the heat of the tunnel they would be way behind,the look of them now.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 30 May 2010 22:13:23

So much for the good weather Liam,thanks.Good luck with your plans for next year.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 30 May 2010 22:26:37

One of the old favourites Mairin [Incredible F,],thanks. As i mentioned to Fran only for the tunnel and the help of sunshine all would be different.I prepare the area in winter,use some old compost and have the filling ready to move if needed.The Sweet corn [ Zea mays] need a good start.All will be in seperate pots from day one.Sweet corn like some other vegetables hate being moved on,if the root system is touched.Some will be lucky and recover but lose a lot of time..


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