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No dig diary, 11th July 2021

Today my daughter and I shredded another trailer and a half of sycamore before rain stopped play. I reckon there are about three trailer loads left of what I cut yesterday, but that will have to wait for another time. … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 19th June 2021

Things seem to have slowed down in the veggie plot a bit, partly because I was ill for the best part of a week, but also because there doesn’t seem to be much to do. Many of the plants I … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 15th May 2021

It’s not been the easiest of days out in the veg plot today, with frequent, often torrential, rain showers. Overnight the slugs ate half a dozen of the calabrese and cabbages I planted out yesterday 🙁 I’ve replaced them and … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 1st May 2021

Things have been quite slow recently because of the weather. I have lots of plants waiting to be planted out, but we’re still getting frosts overnight and the air temperature is even getting below freezing in the early hours of … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 29th March 2021

High time I planted out my first batches of beetroot and spinach, today. These were sown on 5th February with a few additional seeds sown on 19th February to make up for the fact that germination wasn’t brilliant. The beetroot … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 19th February

I looked over the seeds I sowed on 5th February today, and I wasn’t that impressed with what had germinated. It’s been a bit patchy. The broad beans that have germinated look fairly happy: but I’ve not got as many … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 5th February 2021

Somewhat later than I originally planned (my intention was to do this mid-January, but given the weather I really don’t think it matters that much), today I have sown broad beans, beetroot, spinach and peas. The broad beans (Aquadulce Claudia) … Continue reading

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So, apparently deer like beetroot?

Or the leaves, at least. Whilst I was wandering through the veggie plot a couple of days back I noticed that all the leaves had disappeared from the beetroot. We have a few regular visitors, but none that could make … Continue reading

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