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Post by Chilli-head on 23rd May 2020, 11:48 am

Sheltering in my shed, at the allotment, with the sound of water trickling into the water butt...

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Post by freebird on 23rd May 2020, 1:57 pm

If I were sheltering in my shed (if I had one) it would to to stop myself being blown over. Two days of 40mph+ winds. Glad I didn't put my pea and bean sticks up yet.
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Post by freebird on 23rd May 2020, 5:25 pm

Just been outside to check on cold frames (very HML, made from pallet wood and whatever else we could lay our hands on), as the strong winds have prevented any gardening yesterday and today. No casualties, so went to fill watering can and to my amazement found the water butt full. We've had a little rain, but barely enough to wet the windows. Maybe it rained in the night and the wind has dried the surfaces. Nice surprise, anyway.
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Post by Dandelion on 25th May 2020, 12:16 pm

I now have a bucket collection outside for bath water and another bucket with a homemade filter on top for washing up water. (I say 'filter' - it's a piece of mesh fixed over the bucket with the waistband of a pair of tights. It wouldn't win any prizes from Kirsty Allsop, but it was free!!) We did have a tiny bit of rain on Saturday, but the accompanying wind dried it up at once. But my plants are surviving!!

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Post by Chilli-head on 31st May 2020, 9:49 pm

It's still May, just ... I went to the allotment this morning, a bit more planting out, some brassica that were sulking a bit in their modules and the odd spare tomato plant. My brassica were the tail end of old seed packets, the germnation was poor but also the plants' growth afterwards has been poor for the old seeds, so maybe germination in not the only thing that suffers.

This means the brassica have not taken as much space as expected, so I have room for a couple more rows of something. I'm thinking of more beans and peas - you can never have too many, and the self-saved pea seeds have produced a really strong row of peas, so worth the space.

My comfrey / nettle feed apparatus had produced another half litre of ooze. I need to refill it, but that will have to wait for another day; I was in my shorts which is not the gear for going amongst the nettles at the bottom ! The greenhouse cucumbers (Femspot F1) are doing well on it so far.
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Post by Ploshkin on 31st May 2020, 10:01 pm

Weeding and watering, more weeding and more watering. I never usually water anything apart from planting holes.
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Post by Dandelion on 1st June 2020, 6:08 pm

I nearly lost a bed of sunflowers and marigolds last week - they are in the front garden, which I don't visit so much, and I thought they were OK, but they were at death's door! Two cans of washing up water later they have perked up, thankfully.

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