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Sunday, January 27 View Page
Photo inside the tunnel. Not a great deal going on here yet
 
Sunday, January 27 View Page
Not much going down in the marrow patch either, yes the marrow patch not the outdoor marrow patch anymore. After the disastrous season losing all of my poly tunnel grown marrows to splits last year I've decided to just stick with 10 marrow plants outside so yes that means I'll have room to grow 4 pumpkin plants again this year. Looking forward to having a go at growing a pumpkin again last year after a little break
 
Sunday, January 27 View Page
Had to make a little repair job as one of the hoops had started to go thru the plastic. Dad had the idea of over lapping the area with another with another piece of sheet but time will tell how long it will last. Worth a try though even if it only lasts another year
 
Saturday, March 16 View Page
I've put a couple of lines of early potatoes in the poly tunnel, one on each side. Hopefully they will be all gone before the pumpkins require the space. I had the rotovator in here before I planted the potatoes so the manure is nicely worked in to the soil now.
 
Saturday, March 16 View Page
We've been doing a bit of deer stalking, this was the result of a successful stalk.
 
Saturday, March 16 View Page
I took my friend Alex out and he took his first stag. He was very pleased
 
Tuesday, March 26 View Page
The potatoes are moving along nicely.
 
Friday, April 5 View Page
I'm going to try growing a few different things this year, these are the chits I removed from a giant potato which Clive bevan gave me at Malvern last year thank you Clive!
 
Friday, April 5 View Page
And these are some from sebastian, cheers sebas!
 
Friday, April 5 View Page
This is a new one on me but the idea is to plant single chits to try to minimise the amount of potatoes per plant.
 
Friday, April 5 View Page
I plan to start them off in pots and then plant them outside in the garden later on. I'm not going to fanny about with them too much, I'll just plonk them out in a row with the regular potatoes and hope for the best!
 
Friday, April 12 View Page
I got the propagators warming up this evening, my seeds will go direct in to these 3 litre pots tomorrow morning after a quick soak. No bag method here, it's never worked well for me. Just straight in to warm compost.
 
Saturday, April 13 View Page
My line up for this year, starting 12 seeds. Need 8 plants, 4 main plants and 4 back ups. Thanks to everyone that sent me seeds!
 
Wednesday, April 17 View Page
My seeds have germinated well, 11 out of 12 up so far.
 
Sunday, April 21 View Page
My plants are coming along nicely, enjoying the sun
 
Sunday, April 21 View Page
Ellie wanted to water them
 
Sunday, April 21 View Page
The potatoes are moving a long nicely. Did get touched by frost a few weeks ago but growing out of it now
 
Sunday, April 21 View Page
And the kondor potatoes are just starting to come up. Leaving these outside unless we get cold nights forecast as don't want the haulm to get drawn up too much as these will be planted outside.
 
Monday, April 22 View Page
Planted the pumpkins out this evening, it was tough deciding what to go with but here is my line up. 2433 paton
 
Monday, April 22 View Page
2255 eddie
 
Monday, April 22 View Page
2166 cutrupi
 
Monday, April 22 View Page
And 1867 biermans
 
Monday, April 22 View Page
The 2433 and 2255 and there back ups. These two are going to grow back to back
 
Wednesday, May 1 View Page
The potatoes were starting to get a little pot bound,
 
Wednesday, May 1 View Page
So I planted them outside, each of these are growing from single stems so hopefully this will go some ways to reducing the number of potatoes per plant.
 
Wednesday, May 1 View Page
Job done, I'll have a second line to go out in a week or so which are a little behind these
 
Wednesday, May 1 View Page
The pumpkin plants are doing OK, a little yellowish at the moment but they should soon green up with a bit more sun. Here is the 2255
 
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
2166 plant
 
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
2255
 
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
2433
 
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
Ans finally the 1867 plant.
 
Wednesday, May 8 View Page
We started on the new potatoes last weekend.
 
Wednesday, May 15 View Page
Put some shading up
 
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
Time to start taking my mini poly tunnels down so no more heat at night. 2255 on the left and 2433 on the right. These are my best two plants at the moment.
 
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
The 2166
 
Tuesday, May 21 View Page
And the 1867.
 
Saturday, June 1 View Page
Today I've started the following seeds, Marrow - 220 Baggs, 165 Baggs Cucumbers - Thomas, Glazebrook Canteloupe - Vester, Thomas Tomatoes - Schenk, Karkos, Weisli Runner beans - Handrhan cook, Schenk, Teichman. Many thanks to the people who helped me with seeds
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Plants are doing OK, first side vines were a little slow to start moving on some of the plants this year but are starting to go now. 2433 plant
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
2255
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
2166 has been the slowest grower so far
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
1867 has been the slowest to grow side vines so fsr
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Nice sized leaves on the 2433
 
Sunday, June 2 View Page
Kondors are looking OK.
 
Monday, June 3 View Page
Ellie with the 2255
 
Monday, June 3 View Page
Time to prep the marrow patch, first i dragged this thing through the patch a few times to loosen the soil nice and deep
 
Monday, June 3 View Page
I'm probably down about 18 inches, needed the weight of the dumper tyre to get it down
 
Monday, June 3 View Page
Then I went over it a couple of times with this old rotavator
 
Monday, June 3 View Page
And now I have a nice seed bed, this is how I prepared this plot last year.
 
Monday, June 10 View Page
Plants are looking OK here, 2433
 
Monday, June 10 View Page
2255
 
Monday, June 10 View Page
2166 has a little catching up to do
 
Monday, June 10 View Page
And 1867 which is beginning to fill out a bit after a slow start
 
Monday, June 10 View Page
100% germination on Marrows this year, 16 x 165 8 x 220
 
Monday, June 10 View Page
Good germination on cucumbers and cantelope too, I think I only had one faliure
 
Monday, June 10 View Page
I've about 50% germination on tomatoes so far, I'm not used to growing things that are so puny!!
 
Friday, June 14 View Page
I didn't realise at the time but the Marrows weren't the only things I was pollenating last season, we now have another little man in our family.
 
Friday, June 14 View Page
Jack was happy to hold his little brother for the first time but little bro weren't as pleased
 
Friday, June 14 View Page
Ellie must be a natural. Now we just need to decide on a name.
 
Saturday, June 15 View Page
2255 x self at 15ft ish.
 
Sunday, June 16 View Page
This afternoon I planted out the giant marrow plants 165 x 7 220 x 3
 
Tuesday, June 18 View Page
2433 x 2255 at 15ft ish
 
Wednesday, June 19 View Page
1867 x 2433 again at around 15ft
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Plants are doing OK here, were a week or so behind other years I think which is probably down to the weather but the plants look fine. Here is the 2433
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
2255
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
2166 is still a little behind the others but it's a nice compact little plant
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
1867
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Marrow plants are ok
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Got some netting over them this year which should help protect from wind/sun
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Kondor potatoes are doing there own thing
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Runner beans are in this little tunnel
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Going to try to make the rhubarb giant
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Thomas cucumbers
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Glazebrook cucumbers
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Various tomato plants in the middle
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
Going to try to grow one cucumber plant in the soil like I would a pumpkin/marrow
 
Friday, June 21 View Page
And I'll do the same with one of the cantelopes. So I've plenty to do!
 
Saturday, June 22 View Page
2166 x open. I didn't think this one would open today. She had a threesome with the 2433 and the 2255 this morning and I've left the flower open hoping for further pollenation by bees.
 

 

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