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Johnplotman's Journal

Johnplotman's Journal

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A cracker of a day.

30 January 2010 21:23:40
Legume beds.

Legume beds.

What a great day we have had.Despite been cold at -4 just after 7.30am it was not noticed a short while later.Started working in the tunnel until about 11,then a quick cuppa and down to,work on the herb area.I removed the spearmint herbs from the remaining tubs,split them and returned it to both places.The tubs and the vegetable area buckets.The bases will not be removed from the buckets until the mints are settled in well.The herb house was attacked next and given a much needed clean out.After lunch i headed back to the vegetable garden to prepare the last few remaining tubs that will have the legumes [peas and beans] for 2010.It was like a real nice spring day,with the sun shining,and all going well.Tomorrow for an hour or two in the morning i will spend a while checking out the work on the breaking out of a new entrance area into the veg garden that will be nearer to the soil,manure,and sand.This will be completed over some evenings of the coming week[Pictures of todays jobs added to veg garden album.]  


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fran m fran m 30 January 2010 21:31:09

Well done John, great work, well sorted as always. Good day here to, but a very cold wind blowing.


milkchurns milkchurns 30 January 2010 21:46:01

we had a great day here too john. well a great day for the polytunnel. i was working away in the tunnel in my t shirt. every now and again i would forget how cold it was outside and head over the garden. it was cold but dry here.


fraoch fraoch 30 January 2010 22:22:19

God bless your energy John!


Mairin Mairin 30 January 2010 23:33:44

Are the metal structures childrens swings, minus the actual swings?  Are they for peas and beans? 


Rachel Rachel 31 January 2010 00:25:33

Took a look at your photos, John. I think I must have missed the journal where you mentioned the damage to your fridge. That was surely a big loss. And your poor Cordylines. You do have ample preparation area, between the seed room, shed and polytunnel. Loved the photos on your well-earned 2008 awards and trophies. You are a great asset to this site.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 31 January 2010 09:58:50

They are indeed Mairin.You are fully correct,childrens swings.I picked them up a few years back and held on to them or they were scrapped.They were a little over the top,but with a piece of sandpaper and a lick or two of paint they are back in use.Yes they are for the peas and beans.


Johnplotman Johnplotman 31 January 2010 10:14:55

The weather left its mark for sure Rachel.When i went out and saw the fridge-freezer,i did no know what to say,i was that shocked.The Cordylines and the Phormiums when i looked at them went hard on me,but the loss of my saved potatoes,autumn sown cabbages etc,really dug in deep.Especially and they having been checked on almost every evening from last autumn to make sure all was well,and that no potatoes had rotted.Space is no problem for sure.Thank you for the words about the 2008 awards etc.As i mentioned though,i was only a drop in the ocean when i looked at damage to other gardens from the club.


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