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No dig diary, 8th February 2022

It’s odd looking back at my plans for last year seeing that I sowed broad beans on 5th February having intended to do so somewhat earlier to find that I’m in exactly the same position this year 🙂 Today however … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 18th November 2021

Forgot to post this a couple of days ago… As I’ve already written, I’ve been getting ahead on compost for next winter, filling one of the bins with shredded material from some tidying up of the garden. There’s no grass … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 15th November 2021

These are my eight leaf radish plants in the polytunnel Or they would be, if one hadn’t gone missing last night. I found its remains about twelve feet away over the other side of the tunnel with the root mostly … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 14th November 2021

This morning I weeded the greenhouse and polytunnel. There weren’t very many in the greenhouse and what there were in the polytunnel were mostly self-inflicted — germinated seeds from the marigolds I had planted between the tomatoes. Something has been … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 14th November 2021

This morning I weeded the greenhouse and polytunnel. There weren’t very many in the greenhouse and what there were in the polytunnel were mostly self-inflicted — germinated seeds from the marigolds I had planted between the tomatoes. Something has been … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 7th November 2021

CompostWatch update: 😀 After measuring the temperature of the new heap late yesterday afternoon at about 28.5°C, this morning I put the thermometer in and it was up to 43°C! In the right light I could even see water condensing … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 6th November 2021

The chap turned up to do the work my in-laws wanted yesterday afternoon and again this morning. I’ve been madly feeding wisteria, jasmine, sycamore, brambles, honeysuckle, pyrocanthus, laurel and all sorts of other stuff into the shredder by the trailer-load. … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 2nd November 2021

I did finally manage to get lettuces planted out in the polytunnel today. There are quite a variety, mostly ones that are supposed to handle cold fairly well, but some other varieties too that may or may not be happy. … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 10th October 2021

It’s been a bit of a disjointed weekend for me. I had plans to do loads of stuff, but ended up spending a fair bit of it being “washing machine repair man” so there are plenty of things on my … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 8th October 2021

Compost bin #3 is now fit to burst and my father-in-law hasn’t even finished the mowing! This afternoon therefore I opened up bin #1 and started spreading the compost onto the clear areas of the plot, which actually isn’t really … Continue reading

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