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Much composty hotness

I decide to have a casual check of the compost heap temperature today as we’ve been feeding a bit more volume into it now spring is finally dragging its sorry backside into gear. That’s quite warm 🙂 Hopefully it means … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 6th May 2021

Whilst I was out swimming this afternoon, a delivery arrived that was schedule for this morning. Six more tonnes of green waste compost, now just about covered by an 8m x 5m tarpaulin. Most of it will probably sit there … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 13th April 2021

On the basis that one should always yield to temptation as it may not pass one’s way again, I stopped off on the way back from swimming this afternoon and bought a second packet of sweetcorn seeds. I’ve just been … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 3rd April 2021

Today I’ve sown more peas for shoots, using up the last of the seed from last year, some leeks and green and red basil. I’ve returned the aubergine seedlings that were in the greenhouse to the propagator as they seem … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 18th March 2021

Back to the compost heap today, and into the second bin with a view to getting as much of the remaining area covered by compost as possible. The compost from this bin was noticeably darker than that from the first. … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 17th March 2021

I had a bit of a shock this morning when there was an unexpected frost. The weather station on my observatory claimed a minimum air temperature of 0.45C overnight. The pepper and aubergine seedlings aren’t really happy with that sort … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 16th March 2021

Nine days after sowing almost all of the tomato seeds I sowed (on 7th March) have germinated and we need the space in the propagator, so I’ve moved them to the greenhouse. I also opened up the first of my … Continue reading

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So I bought a compost thermometer…

More out of interest than anything else, but perhaps it might come in genuinely useful over the course of this year. I chose a model with a 50cm probe which means it should be able to reach well into the … Continue reading

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And here’s my turned compost

The cardboard on top is what’s left of the stuff that was stopping everything falling out of the front of each of the bins. I thought I’d just leave it there to break down. I don’t think it looks too … Continue reading

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Veg plot 2021: The compost arrives

I ordered this last week because I wasn’t 100% sure what I’d get and I wanted time to think things over depending on what turned up. As it happens I’m quite pleased. I didn’t get my full order of six … Continue reading

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