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No dig diary, 11th May 2021

I managed to get some cabbages planted today before the rain set in with a vengeance, and to remove the last few radishes from my first batch sown in February where they’d got too big and gone soft, because we … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 10th May 2021

Another day of weather that was generally too unpleasant to want to be outside in. Whilst it was at times beautifully sunny and warm, within ten minutes that could turn into horizontal rain, and often did 🙁 I restricted myself … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 9th May 2021

Today I sowed climbing beans (Cobra and Borlotto Lingua di Fuoco) and runner beans (Czar), the first to eat fresh and the latter two to pod and use over the winter. I also emptied out three of the pots containing … 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, 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, 18th April 2021

We have potato sign! Having sulked in the ground for what seems far too long, this evening I noticed that the first early potatoes (International Kidney, planted out on 19th March) are just starting to break the surface of the … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 17th April 2021

Had things been going to plan, today was to have been filled with planting out of tomatoes in the polytunnel, aubergines and melons in the new greenhouse and perhaps even some peppers (probably split between the two). I chickened out … 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, 11th April 2021

Today was a lovely sunny day, but the chilly wind meant it wasn’t entirely pleasant being outdoors. My first job was to get all of the potatoes planted out, which actually didn’t take too long once I’d got the hang … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 10th April 2021

Busy day today. The last thing remaining to do with the “no dig” greenhouse was sorting out some seals to close the gap between the frame and the door. To be fair it probably would have been pretty much ok … Continue reading

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