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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Mid week jobs in the garden.

22 July 2009 22:24:50
Broccoli doing well.

Broccoli doing well.

Touches of sun appeared during the day but at app 3.30 pm the clouds opened.Hailstones fell today and they were desperate.Like a sand blaster it was that heavy.The sun came back out around 4.30pm.This evening was spent spraying the potatoes and the tomatoes with dithane to ward off hatefull blight.The weather is in a bad state lately leaving things in a messy,mucky,and annoying state.Some of the other veg is holding well.Watering in the tunnell and greenhouse was done also this evening along with any hanging baskets that needed some added.Finished with a look around and left the garden wondering what will attack next.With the cold of this evening after 8 pm anything is possible.


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sparrow sparrow 22 July 2009 22:53:48

I laughed at your comment " what will attack next" I promise to bring back the sunshine with me.


Gismo1981 Gismo1981 22 July 2009 22:58:24

super veggies coming to get you lol !!! I can picture the big green giant in your garden. thanks for your comment on the beetle. I did nothing this evening only feed my sunflowers as my mam came in for a visit.


milkchurns milkchurns 23 July 2009 13:54:38

hi Johnplotman.great growing.i was looking at your photo,s for the first time today.your great at keeping everything tidy.what size is the crates that u use and how many plants per crate.i 30 odd crates here and i would like to put them to use.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 23 July 2009 22:30:37

Can you send the sun back by airmail Mary.Even faster if possible.If anyone is stuck for some rain out there we have lots of the stuff to spare here.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 23 July 2009 22:47:56

Thanks Gismo,that green giant is stuck in the corner with a brolly.The place here looks like the middle of winter time.Hope the comment helped a bit of the way.Enjoy the evening.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 23 July 2009 23:07:02

Hello Paul,The growing is holding well [thanks] and i try to keep things in place to help keep an eye on the crop rotation.The crates are app 80 cm long by 40 cm wide and 15 cm deep.[give or take a little more on all] I use them for different jobs,1 to start lettuce some brassicas etc,and 2 to use as holders for buckets.When the growing is finished for the year i can leave the crates as a marker in place and rotate the buckets where needed.I make up a filling of clay, sand, compost, and manure to fill the crates first off.


Drumanagh Drumanagh 24 July 2009 15:19:35

I see you visited Tullynally. I love that place and its handy for me as I live only 15 mins away. I didn't know you could go into the veg area - I have admired it from a distance! Looking forward to the photos!


Johnplotman Johnplotman 24 July 2009 21:38:12

Hi Drumanagh, A nice place to visit,Tullynally.You live quite close to the place.The entrance was blocked off but i had to get a close look at the veg and fruit rows.I did not bump into anyone,had a glimse around and took some pictures as fast as possible.My main emphasis of the visit was getting into the veg area. A fine place Tullynally.


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