Sunday 21st June 2020

About 18 hours of rain Thurs/Fri, around 45mm in total – very welcome and everything has perked up enormously.

Spent about 5 hours there yesterday – Deb put in leek plants (4 rows, nearly 100 plants), and I dug former … Read more ...

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Saturday 13th June 2020

A lot of rain in the last few days, 30 – 40 mm I think. Everything has perked up and the spinach and chard have come on amazingly. Cut some spinach today.

On Thursday I loosened up patch below onions … Read more ...

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Friday 5th June 2020

We went down last Monday, much watering, weeding etc. I put in additional chard plants from Ken, on no-dig bed.

Very light rain most of Wednesday – I went down and watered on Thursday. Rain had pepped things up a … Read more ...

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Thursday 14th May 2020

Two cool breezy days.

Yesterday I forked and cultivated a strip for the beetroot, then worked on brassica patch some more. Cultivator worked well if soil loosened with fork first and slightly damp. Deb watered and supported raspberries.

Today I … Read more ...

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Monday 11th May 2020

Cold with a wind – frost expected tonight. Earthed up potatoes, Deb weeded parsnips (see image below) and watered.

I discovered that cultivator had tines fitted backwards ! Changed this and it works much better !!!

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Sunday 10th May

Over the last three days we have watered repeatedly (it has been very hot and dry), weeded, put vegimesh over carrots, filled bean trench and hoed.

Used bolt I found to fix cultivator and did between two rows of potatoes … Read more ...

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Wednesday 6th May 2020

Spent about 4 hours. Deb sowed additional row of peas and covered with vegemesh.

I dug bean trench and filled with manure, but didn’t have time to fill in. Soil very shallow, hopefully results will be better this year. Also … Read more ...

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Monday 4th May 2020

We spent about 3 hours. Deb weeded raspberries and bean area. I finished loosening up brassica area in net then started with Handy cultivator, but bolt fell out and I had to stop.

Potatoes mostly up, parsnips developing first true … Read more ...

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Saturday October 12th 2019

Up soon after 7am, and left at 9.40am – not bad for us!

Had decided to head homewards as the weather is awful – rain, though the wind has dropped overnight.

Journey via A12, M25 and M3 busy and a … Read more ...

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Friday 11th October 2019

Mild night, dull, dry, breezy.

Rain threatened, but in fact mostly dry.

Walked around CL smallholding, interesting.

Went to Walberswick, wandered around, had cream tea in “curiosity shop” cum café.

Returned to CL, had (more) tea, read. Deb had shoulder … Read more ...

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