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Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:50

 Here is a bench i made from a 9 board pallet.

 This is the de-Luxe model with an added back rest.

Planting First Earley Potatoes

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 20:43

 Sharpes Express planted to-day under perspex roof light with glass panels at each end so as not create a wind tunnell. Also planted some outside. Everything then covered with hessian for frost protection.

We're off and running in the 2014 spud season.


Posted: 06/03/2014 at 20:47

I always thought that putting a pot over rhubarb was forcing and am doing a bit this year. Nice to know that I'm not ruining my plants.

Planting Potatoes

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 22:19

NewBoy2 it is now over 4 months since I promised to report back on the potatoe situation. we are stil munching our way through the Roosters and Golden Wonders. A few are getting soft as the weather is very mild but none have gone past using. Had fish and chips to-day Ash Wednesday. As good as the chips I made in october. asto the question how much do you need to sow to have a supply for the winter, well we made it on what we sowed. If I were sowing for myself alone I'd sow 10 to 12 first earlies the same second earlies and 75 to 80 Roosters. That should get you along way. It's nat an easy question you pose and at best it's a good guess. Hope this is of help to you.

Happy Gaedening


Posted: 05/03/2014 at 21:54

Not being a person who does much forcing I'm not sure but would guess it can not be a good idea to force the same plant every year.

planting potatoes and onion sets

Posted: 05/03/2014 at 21:47

Like zoomer I'm further south than you here in Tipperary. AllI can offer is it takes about 3 weeks for spud sprouts to emerge above ground. Sow 3 weeks before last expected frosts or be prepared to cover the potatoes with some frost protection.We sow earlies around March 17 but they will need protecting untill the  May day holiday at least. I sow maincrop spuds around the 20th April so no frost worries. Hope this helps you.

Rhubarb, Rhubarb, Rhubarb

Posted: 04/03/2014 at 17:20

A bit of gerden produce is often appreciated more the n a box of sweets or a bottle of wine. Also it ia more personal gift.

Waterlogged veg patch

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:09

The land drain joins to another at the bottom of the garden. My problem is the black clay is so fine that drainage is slow. I'll catch up with you all later.

Very Late Spuds Indeed!

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 19:00

I harvested a bucket full of Volunteers last September and they were lovely.


Waterlogged veg patch

Posted: 03/03/2014 at 18:58

That pic was taken Sunday afternoon, water is gone down a fair bit now but soil is very wet still.

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