Richard's Veggie Patch

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Re: Richard's Veggie Patch 2014

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Looking good, Richard. Mind your back though.
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Because of work, then house sit, then back problem, I haven't done any gardening at all for 8 days and at this time of the year, not good news.

However I did manage a bit of weeding this morning.

I couldn't use the hoe, not enough bumph to get it in the soil, so I squeezed the handle of my trowel into a length of 1 1/2" basin sink waste pipe and went from there!! )c(

Looked a bit like Richard Briers in the Good Life !!

Stupid, I had the same thing exactly a year ago and went round making the holes for the Onion Sets with my walking stick :-D

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Soldiering on !!

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How organised.
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More time to do it nowadays Mo !!

But, the results are at harvest time I guess :-D

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No need to write, it's in the video

(except I forgot to include the Broad Beans clip !

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Looking great Richard. You look far more relaxed these days. )t'












Oh! the garden looks great too. {rofwl}
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I think you're right Jannie, I am more relaxed, not having to clock watch so much and the must have that done by Thursday because I'm working for five days.

I do miss the Cricket work though - but secondary to one's own wellbeing :-D

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I put 9 of my 12 Runners out today, 10 of my 23 Sweet Corn and all 8 Courgettes.
Bit early but they were just getting too big too soon.
Here in Kent we should be clear of frosts first week of May.

Putting the Squash in tomorrow (today) including the one's going in the Compost Bins.

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Blimey I'm ahead of myself!!

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Growing outside at present..

Half the Sweet Corn
All Corugettes
All Squash (2 to go in Compost Bin tomorrow for growing)
3 lots of rotated Carrots
Red and White Onions (130 odd)
Mangetout
Runner Beans
Beetroot
Broad Beans

It's about this time I start getting paranoid about Rabbits and things !!

Mind you, if something goes wrong now, you can at the worse go down the Garden Centre and buy some already growing.

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Blimey, only planted the Courgettes out two days ago - a flower already !!

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Peppers and Chilli in this morning..

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I have my >fi<

No sooner have I planted out the Sweetcorn (temperature is fine) it's got really windy down here and they don't like the 'uppem'.

That's the weather for you, I live nervously on!!

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Just a few photos to show you where I'm at...


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Courgettes and Squash - the poles are where I'm planting out the Sweet Corn in the few days. Left are Onions and in another bed behind them, Red Onions with Beetroot growing between.

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Raised Bed Carrots, behind are the Mangetout and left Runner Beans with Onions and Beetroot growing


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Main Greenhouse - Tomatoes and other Salads, Chillis, Peppers etc.

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Greenhouse 2 - more Tomatoes and space for Peppers

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Four Squash Plants in the Compost Bin - got loads last year
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Hi Richard,fab-u-Lous, I have a couple of hours today I hope in the patch at home, but am on call for a Hospital, so no doubt will be in at some stage, so up early to see if I can get a bit done. You are very ahead would be my thinking! )like( Clucky xx
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Here I am, March 2016 !!

Much to do.
My herniated disc has been playing up lately so I'm pacing myself plus only doing about half the area I've done in previous year.

It's that stage when you think you'll never get it organized....but you do !

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