Veggie plot update 22/4/11

With the continuation of this very unseasonable good weather we’re having, it was so nice to spend the whole day out in the garden yesterday.

I love having my iPhone with me whilst out littering about outside for those times when you just want to snap away!

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The first job of the day (and quite a chore really) was to give the pond pumps & filters a good scrub. Sadly, my backup pump has failed and I can’t get it going again. It’s been on the blink for some months now therefore I think it’s time I had a new one – maybe one with a fountain head this time to get some air into the water?

Second job was to lift out the overgrown mass of water lilies & thin them out a bit – a really mucky job!

Moving on to the veggie plot, the runner beans are ready for potting on.

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I've also repotted the dwarf French beans and with the peas, have moved them outside to get accustomed to the temps (I've been placing then in the greenhouse at night though).

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Over in the veggie beds, I’ve sown two varieties of carrots, beetroot, radish, onion, chard, lettuce & herbs. In the greenhouse I’ve sown another two trays of mixed salad leaves & earthed up the potatoes.

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I even had time to mow the lawn, prune & weed and on days like this, could have easily carried on until the morn!

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2 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Oh I am so jealous of where you are in the growing season. We are looking at teens again tonight. I guess I am going to have to figure out how to make/afford a greenhouse.

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      stiggyworld said,

      It’s certainly been strange weather we’ve been having here in the uk. I bet it’ll snow in the summer now :-£


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