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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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Saturday in the garden.

02 January 2010 19:19:05
Food glorious food.

Food glorious food.

Today on another bitter cold day i managed to look through some of the seeds for the New Year as planned but done so in the seed room.To cold early on to touch any of the vegetable beds but as the day moved on the sun was out a little and some time was spent in the tunnel.After lunch i started to move down some of the leaves  that i gathered from my friends garden app 2 weeks back.Managed to move about half the load down to the leafmould area and when the leafmould bin is cleared i will have a filling up for this year.All covered up well until then,and hope to move the other half of the amount from the trailer at some stage during the week.

This evening i collected my monthly copy of the Grow It mag and they have a great value free 3 in1 pack of Pepper[Sweet]Romano  Aubergine[Black Beauty]   Tomato[Moneymaker]  on the cover.


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Jacinta Jacinta 02 January 2010 19:26:37

Oooh John your plants will love you for that lovely leafmould.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 02 January 2010 19:28:26

Hopefully they repay well Jacinta.Thanks.


Periwinkle Periwinkle 02 January 2010 19:36:45

You got a great day's work done! I wish I had some of that Leafmould!


Myrtle Myrtle 02 January 2010 19:36:47

Looks like great stuff.


Mairin Mairin 02 January 2010 19:41:48

Well done - looks lovely.  The plants are probably already 'licking their lips'!


Johnplotman Johnplotman 02 January 2010 19:58:12

Thank you,yes the leafmould here is like another Christmas dinner to me i think so much of it.

So far so good Myrtle,but come the summer i will add a slight touch of new mown grass and a very slight touch of lime and by the time it is set for use it will be good.


milkchurns milkchurns 02 January 2010 20:32:39

i seen the grow it mag today in the shop while looking for the irish garden mag. no irish garden mag in the shop so i left with the grow your own mag. it has 3 types of tomatoes seeds free this month. the grow it mag will be on my shopping list next week.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 02 January 2010 20:39:27

That is good to know Paul [Milkchurns].I will be calling for the Sunday papers first thing tomorrow morning and will watch out for the Grow Your Own mag.


kitkat kitkat 02 January 2010 20:54:48

All your hard work will certainly pay off later on in the year.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 02 January 2010 20:56:59

Hoping for the best KitKat,thanks.


milkchurns milkchurns 02 January 2010 21:08:45

i heard you are in the irish garden mag this month. well done. our local shop didnt have the irish garden mag so i will have to wait until monday when i am in town to get it..


Johnplotman Johnplotman 02 January 2010 21:23:41

Thanks Paul.


fran m fran m 02 January 2010 22:09:20

Still frozen and white here, not much done here. Well done.


Rachel Rachel 03 January 2010 00:40:55

Yum!


Clara Clara 03 January 2010 00:56:39

Congrats John on being in Irish garden waiting for mine,  well done .


Johnplotman Johnplotman 03 January 2010 11:53:11

Thanks Fran,frost,lost some of the battle yesterday.

Hopefully,the taste will be like that Rachel.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 03 January 2010 11:53:47

Thanks Clara.


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