Davina's 2013 grow our own diary

Forgot what happened last year - maybe it's here!!
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Sorry to bore everyone with more pics, but it's nice to look back and compare each year.
So here goes,
I think the runner beans that were yellow are looking lightly better
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Spotted tiny broad beans

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Decided to take some of the lower leaves off the tomatoe plants as they were very big and I am sure taking lots of goodness from the soil, hope I haven't done the wrong thing

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Pak choi coming on nicely

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Onions in the little bed not doing so well

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}hairout{ think my little feathered friends using it as a dust bath doesn't help

Not veg growing I know but I spotted a bee on the water iris this morning

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Nothing in particular to report after my morning brouse around the garden, things in general just look to be growing )t'
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Everything is so much ahead, my water iris are still only thinking about flowering {rofwl}
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Last night I found the slug culprit that I knew was somewhere in the greenhouse, but had evaded capture. It is no more )reap(
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davina112 wrote:Last night I found the slug culprit that I knew was somewhere in the greenhouse, but had evaded capture. It is no more )reap(


That's one less then )t'
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Yippee, this morning I found the first strawberry turning color, it is a nice shade of pink, hope its red when I arrive home from work >fi<
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THE strawberry is almost there but not quite red all over. I mentioned t to hubby yesterday hen I arrived home from work, he too had spotted it. So sad people we are :oops: we had a discussion about who should have it, looks like we are sharing.

We had a good old down pour yesterday evening, just what the garden needed )t'
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Busy day weeding.
Cauliflower, broccoli, sprouts and leaks

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Beans in poly tunnel
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Peas

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Sweetcorn, not doing too well as the chookies keep squashing them, I have now put some wire around them

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Finally, I don't think I will bother planting cabbage in the poly tunnel any more as it didn't do very well

















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I am starting to enjoy the fruits of my labour, so far I am eating lots of varieties of lettuce including rocket, radishes, yesterday had second lot of potatoes (delicious), there are a couple of strawberries ready, have been eating cabbages for weeks, now the pak choi look ready so tomorrow night we will have stir fried beef, mushroom, onion and pak choi in black bean sauce with boiled rice, I have onions left from last year.
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This evening we have eaten the first lot of home grown pak choi, it was very nice. So this weekend I will be panting more )t'
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I have pea envy - nice lot coming up there )t'

And no I wouldn't bother growing cabbages in the polytunnel anymore {warn} +pinn+ (I was going to add more but this is a family friendly website LOL)
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LL {rofwl} {rofwl} {rofwl} I couldn't resist putting up the pic.
I think I have spotted a tiny runner bean >fi<
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Things are moving along.
We have had strawberries from the polytunnel everyday for nealy a week now, none ready outdoors though.
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Everythings looking smashing Davina )t' but if i was you i wouln't waste time on cabbages again you dont seem to have much luck with them do you {rofwl} {rofwl} Lindaxx
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I guess I have made a mistake with the sweetcorn in the poly tunnel, everyone told me t was too close together but I wanted to see how they faired, well the one t the back has an ear of corn growing out of the top so it probably won't get any bigger now }hairout{ Well I know for next year

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Tomatoes in the green house not grown them before, called hundreds and thousands. Well that will be the case if they all ripen, the plants are very spindly though
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Poly tunnel tomatoe looking good, this is the biggest one so far

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This truss has 14 tomatoes and a further 2 flowers
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Cucumbers doing ok

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Broad beans doing ok

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Runner beans doing ok
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Spotted first 2 pea pods
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Lastly brassicas moving along now

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