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Post by Caryll on Mon Jul 21, 2014 8:37 pm

A boring thread, but despite the weather, things aren't going too badly.

The lavender plants - all 6 surviving so far, although still tiny. Should be pretty good for next summer! (I know they're hard to see).



Potatoes (front) and marrows/courgettes/pumpkin.



Potatoes & worker!



Cabbages, cauliflowers, kale (sorry, they're not easy to see as they're all covered with netting to stop the birds!).


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Post by ella on Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:16 pm

looking good happy

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Post by Eleanor on Tue Jul 22, 2014 6:55 pm

Looks great! happy
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Post by Caroline on Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:14 pm

It's looking great, the potatoes look like they are coming on well.
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Post by Caryll on Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:34 pm

Everything's well behind, unfortunately. We should be ready to pick the spuds by now!

The rotavator broke & we had to get a new one - at £300 we had to save up, so the planting was really delayed! We lost a few plants that I'd started in the garden greenhouse because they needed to be in deeper soil, but we'll probably manage to cultivate two thirds of the plot this year. Better than nothing! wink 

The big thing was netting the cabbages, kale & cauliflowers - takes ages! sad 

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Post by Caroline on Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:39 am

It is a lot of work isn't it. Two thirds isn't too bad happy The home grown veg always tastes better.
I remember when I was young eating the peas out of the pod in the garden and leaving the pod attached to the plant  blush 
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Post by Shisa on Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:46 am

That is brilliant. I always admire a veg patch. Lots of hard work.
I can't get things to grow. If I plant it, it dies. Even potted plants die when I re-pot.
Give me a sick or ailing animal and I can pull from death door but plants...  sigh
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