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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Filling tubs day.

11 July 2009 22:21:44
The finished compost.

The finished compost.

The day was ok weather wise until app 4 pm then clouds sent on some rain.By 6.30pm it was like the middle of winter.The main emphasis for the day was to fill from 1 of the compost heaps that were ready in the veg area,into some remaining tubs and buckets.Some well rotted manure was also added to the tubs as was a little sand and clay.After that was finished the second heap was moved,then covered and left to cook.A quick plan was drawn up to see what will be added to the new line of tubs.At some stage tomorrow that will be finally decided.[weatherwise]The tunnell beds were watered.Picked some weeds and checked around the main garden for water and food.Just when that was done the rain arrived [it could be worse i suppose]Closed up all in the garden and that finished the day.


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Rachel Rachel 11 July 2009 23:34:40

My mouth is watering at the description of your tub mix. It must be due to the magnificent cabbages on the last journal entry because I'm not that weird really!!! Way to go, with the cabbages!


rita d rita d 12 July 2009 07:28:12

lucky you weatherwise yesterday... it rained mostly heavily all day here and its still raining this morning. Susan going on walking tour of Achill.. not sure I envy her!


rita d rita d 12 July 2009 07:32:42

tell me something John, it has been puzzling me for some time but I keep forgetting to ask you..Is all this planning done in your head or on paper? Can picture you sitting in your greenhouse with a stub of pencil and a big A4 pad on your knee.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 12 July 2009 12:30:07

Thanks Rachel.I try to keep the growing scene happy for them and then they reply with some nice veg.[All going well that is.]


Johnplotman Johnplotman 12 July 2009 13:38:34

The planning is done a little on both ways you just mentioned Rita.I have a folder that i clip A4 sheets of paper to scribble on,times of dates,time of sowing,a rough sketch of area being used,names etc.When panic sets in from garden problems,stuff in the wrong place,pest damage,etc then the pencil is put behind the ear and proceeding with things hopefully for the best way out of the problem in question.


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