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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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January in the vegetable garden.

29 December 2009 15:09:07
Getting ready for 2010.

Getting ready for 2010.

If possible finish digging the vegetable plot this month.

When digging is complete,lime the plot intended for brassicas if needed.

Use some cloches to warm up the ground that will be used for sowing in about 2-3 weeks.

Sow some early cauliflower indoors in heat [propagator].

Indoors sow,broad beans,leeks,onions,[spinach and peas.]

In late January get some seed potatoes,and put them on trays to sprout.

They will be some of my plans for January with the vegetable garden.Some tomatoes have been started in the seed room.


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Jacinta Jacinta 29 December 2009 16:37:56

:) What can I say, John. I have said it all before. So organized.


Sharon1 Sharon1 29 December 2009 16:55:44

So organised John, For me its just too cold to go out - never mind thinking about digging! maybe tomorrow ;-)


Myrtle Myrtle 29 December 2009 17:16:54

Very cold looking picture but you are prepared for when the milder weather comes.


Cloncaw Cloncaw 29 December 2009 20:43:22

Much too cold and frozen to be working outddors here yet so kitchen garden will have to wait a bit longer.


Mairin Mairin 29 December 2009 21:08:34

I have to agree with Sharon, Myrtle and Cloncaw - too cold for me too.  But wouldn't miss your journals for the world because you give such great information.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 29 December 2009 21:19:19

Thank you all.

Yes i fully agree the weather is winning again.That picture was taken yesterday.Today here has been cold windy and wet.Outdoor gardening got back in front today with the score.The greenhuose was on the up a little at +1 this morning.That weather will change for the best soon [we hope] and all the gardeners can attack.


Lìga Lìga 30 December 2009 08:08:02

John,why you think to califlowers need heat when sow indors?I think be good without heat too.They could start geraminate in low temp.(+10)I just want say that room temp.be good for them.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 30 December 2009 14:08:28

You are correct Liga,10 deg is perfect for the job.That is for a cold greenhouse here and not out straight.The beans leeks and onions would be ok there but the rest similar.


fran m fran m 30 December 2009 15:48:30

John well done again as always.


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