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2017 Veggie Garden! Pics pg 6.

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Re: 2017 Veggie Garden!

Postby clothmama » Fri May 12, 2017 8:49 pm

15 February
  • Planted first lines of carrots and radishes (mixed) direct sew.

17 February
Planted into mini bottle greenhouses:
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes (marmande)
  • leeks
  • Broccoli
  • Thyme
  • Lettuce
  • Basil
  • Cosmos
  • Gaillard

18 February
  • Planted raspberries
  • Started round bed
  • Parsley (flat) direct sew into herb bed
  • Planted pot of rosemary that I have been meaning to do since last April!

23 February
  • Planted 40 Mangetoute
  • Planted 60 peas (dwarf variety)
  • Planted 60 garlic bulbs (Rose de Lautrec) :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: they'll work this year! Feel better as lady in garden centre told me that last spring was a nightmare and lots of peoples garlic rotted as it was so wet - much dryer this year!

25 February
  • Planted carrots (rainbow mix) with radishes mixed in 1 row
  • One row spring onions
  • Headed lettuce 1 row
  • Cauliflower 1 row 'All year round' (slightly early so may not work but giving it a go to try to get ahead while I'm away!)

26 February
Big lot of planting into my milk bottle mini greenhouses:
  • Purple Sprouting broccoli
  • Cauliflowers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Basil - giant variety
  • Echinacea
  • Zinnias (giant variety)
  • Calendula (2 varities - I think - were in different packets and different names but one French and one UK so maybe the same :giggle: )

30 March
Lidl mini greenhouses:
  • Mixed Chillis
  • Chillis from our last years plant
  • Butternuts (Cheiftan F1 and Waltham)
  • Maskotka cherry tomatos
  • Thai Basil
  • Diamond green courgette
  • Shooting star yellow courgette

Planted out from mini bottle greenhouses into little pots:
  • Feuille de Chene lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Purple sprouting broccoli

23 April
  • Planted out another square metre of brown onions (next to garlic)

24 April
  • Got bed ready and planted 25 new potato chits
  • Planted maybe 30 (? I didn't count them) onions between potatoes

28 April
  • Another row of carrots / radishes
  • More rocket
  • More lettuces (the few left from my presowing - the ones I direct sowed are doing better lol!
  • Kale
  • More spring onions
  • Welsh Perennial Onions
  • Rainbow mix Swiss Chard
  • Leeks

29 April
  • Planted out maincrop potatoes
  • More onions down the centre of the potatoes
  • Corriander seeds

4 May
  • Planted out broccoli
  • Planted out cauliflower
  • Chamomile seeds

9 May
  • Planted cucumber
  • Planted borage seeds

12 May
  • Planted marigolds
  • planted Aubergine
  • planted Thai chili
  • Repotted tomatoes and basil from milkbottle greenhouses

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Re: 2017 Veggie Garden! Pics pg 5.

Postby clothmama » Mon May 15, 2017 7:36 am

Mid May photos (as requested by @sim !):
Blueberries doing really well even though I haven't decided where to plant them yet and they are still in pots! I have read you shouldn't pick the fruit the first year :lookround: not sure that is going to happen :oops: Really need to stop being indecisive and plant the poor things!
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My gorgeous weileiga (sp?) and some of my pale irises, they sadly got got by the big frost the other week and it spoiled the first round of flowers just as they came into flower :roll:
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Cardboard down on some of the hoop house area, really need to get on to get all the tomatoes etc in! The plan is for butternuts, gourds and melons to be planted at the base of each hoop and to be trained up and over and then down the centre will be ropes hanging down with the tomatoes growing up them - if it works I'm hoping it will be really easy to harvest and look seriously cool :hohoho:
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The long weedy bit is where the beans are going, urgently need to get it weeded, topped and mulched and build the frames ( @confusinglady I'm going to cut down some of my hazel branches to make my frame I think). Strawberries to the back of the photo, courgettes will be goign to the right of them on the bottom of the 'L', the bush on the right is some spinich still in there from winter and there are broccolis and caulis planted but think I've been too slow so don't think they'll work to be honest :oops:
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Radishes, carrots, lettuces all going well:
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Peas doing well, area to the right has some small cauli seedlings but dont' have much hope, want to get some beetroots in there and I think Pak choi as well, bed to the left is the one with the chillis / peppers / basil in next pic then the potatos next across:
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I planted an aubergine, a Thai chilli, marigold, and basils in this area, the rest will be peppers, chillis and more basils (would love to grow enough to make our pesto for the year - the boys eat so much of it!).
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Potatoes coming up, no idea what to do now, when am I supposed to cover them more?
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In the background is the autumn planted onions and shallots, no idea when they will be ready.

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Re: 2017 Veggie Garden! Pics pg 5.

Postby littlesez » Mon May 15, 2017 8:02 am

Your garden is a full time job ! Amazing

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Re: 2017 Veggie Garden! Pics pg 5.

Postby autumnalgirl » Mon May 15, 2017 8:52 am

littlesez wrote:Your garden is a full time job ! Amazing


It is! I am in awe!

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Re: 2017 Veggie Garden! Pics pg 5.

Postby clothmama » Mon May 15, 2017 1:01 pm

Just got myself totally overheated and I think low blood sugar as I got really shaky (I didn't have brekkie before going out to work :oops: !). Managed to get the whole long side of the E and the top bed on the E as well (if you look at the 4th pic down that was the before pic!) as well as running around picking stuff up as J was mowing. Here is what it looks like now, I'm so excited as that is the last of the major bed weeding for the spring :yahoo:
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I'm going to mix some of my kind of compost (need to get better at composting!) with some bagged soil (sadly goign and getting a trailer load of build doesn't exist here!) and cover it with a couple of inches of that then straw mulch it then plant :widesmile: Beans will be going down the long side of the 'E' and there will be courgettes in the top of the 'E'!

Oops forgot to submit and went for a nap! Need to do the Bergerac run in a minute and really hot out so will finish the rest this afternoon when I get back.

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littlesez wrote:Your garden is a full time job ! Amazing


It is! I am in awe!

Thanks @autumnalgirl and @littlesez :oops: it kind of is at the moment, but if we are going to give a good stab at being self-sufficient as we can I kind of need to treat it like it is at least a part time job! and to be fair this time of year is always the hard slog time in the big rush to get so much in at the same time, and still making new beds this year. I'm hoping next year will be easier as there are no plans (at this stage :lookround: ) to add anymore beds, although that could always change.

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Re: 2017 Veggie Garden!

Postby clothmama » Sun May 21, 2017 8:10 pm

15 February
  • Planted first lines of carrots and radishes (mixed) direct sew.

17 February
Planted into mini bottle greenhouses:
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes (marmande)
  • leeks
  • Broccoli
  • Thyme
  • Lettuce
  • Basil
  • Cosmos
  • Gaillard

18 February
  • Planted raspberries
  • Started round bed
  • Parsley (flat) direct sew into herb bed
  • Planted pot of rosemary that I have been meaning to do since last April!

23 February
  • Planted 40 Mangetoute
  • Planted 60 peas (dwarf variety)
  • Planted 60 garlic bulbs (Rose de Lautrec) :fingerscrossed: :fingerscrossed: they'll work this year! Feel better as lady in garden centre told me that last spring was a nightmare and lots of peoples garlic rotted as it was so wet - much dryer this year!

25 February
  • Planted carrots (rainbow mix) with radishes mixed in 1 row
  • One row spring onions
  • Headed lettuce 1 row
  • Cauliflower 1 row 'All year round' (slightly early so may not work but giving it a go to try to get ahead while I'm away!)

26 February
Big lot of planting into my milk bottle mini greenhouses:
  • Purple Sprouting broccoli
  • Cauliflowers
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Basil - giant variety
  • Echinacea
  • Zinnias (giant variety)
  • Calendula (2 varities - I think - were in different packets and different names but one French and one UK so maybe the same :giggle: )

30 March
Lidl mini greenhouses:
  • Mixed Chillis
  • Chillis from our last years plant
  • Butternuts (Cheiftan F1 and Waltham)
  • Maskotka cherry tomatos
  • Thai Basil
  • Diamond green courgette
  • Shooting star yellow courgette

Planted out from mini bottle greenhouses into little pots:
  • Feuille de Chene lettuce
  • Broccoli
  • Purple sprouting broccoli

23 April
  • Planted out another square metre of brown onions (next to garlic)

24 April
  • Got bed ready and planted 25 new potato chits
  • Planted maybe 30 (? I didn't count them) onions between potatoes

28 April
  • Another row of carrots / radishes
  • More rocket
  • More lettuces (the few left from my presowing - the ones I direct sowed are doing better lol!
  • Kale
  • More spring onions
  • Welsh Perennial Onions
  • Rainbow mix Swiss Chard
  • Leeks

29 April
  • Planted out maincrop potatoes
  • More onions down the centre of the potatoes
  • Corriander seeds

4 May
  • Planted out broccoli
  • Planted out cauliflower
  • Chamomile seeds

9 May
  • Planted cucumber
  • Planted borage seeds

12 May
  • Planted marigolds
  • planted Aubergine
  • planted Thai chili
  • Repotted tomatoes and basil from milkbottle greenhouses

16 May
  • Planted butternuts in hoop house x6
  • Planted summer flower mix
  • Basil
  • blue pumpkin

21 May
[*]Planted cut flower garden - cosmos, Gaillardia, lavatere (???? no idea what this is in English), Cornflowers, Echinacea, Zinnias

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Re: 2017 Veggie Garden! Pics pg 6.

Postby ems101 » Sun May 21, 2017 8:57 pm

Our baby veg patch!

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Re: 2017 Veggie Garden! Pics pg 6.

Postby sim » Sun May 21, 2017 9:14 pm

How's that plant Lachlan "pruned"?? :hohoho: :evil:

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Re: 2017 Veggie Garden! Pics pg 6.

Postby clothmama » Mon May 22, 2017 6:07 pm

sim wrote:How's that plant Lachlan "pruned"?? :hohoho: :evil:

Well last spring I thought there were signsof life so I planted it and then we had no rain for 3 months and I kept forgetting to answer it so by this winter it was looking like....... a stick! I kept holding out hope though and lo and behold just this week noticed a tiny bit of growth coming up from the base of the 'stick that used to be a plant' :hohoho:
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So ummmm @sim it could be doing better but not all Lachlans fault :giggle: :giggle:

Fab @ems101 (although get her out of there, she'll compact your soil :hohoho: ).

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