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Today at 13:35:26 by ACE
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I dug up all the old plants after the fruit stopped and made a new bed from the runners. Having been away for a few weeks I am starting to tidy up now for the winter. Weeded the new strawberry bed and found loads of green fruit, I cut them all off and deflowered a load more. I would rather the plants to be making roots than wasting energy on fruiting. I did also cut off loads of older leaves just leaving the juvenile ones, mainly to mark where the plants are so I whip around with the hoe now and again. Should I just let them hibernate now or should I give them a feed? They all had some chicken pellets when I planted the bed out but that was about 3 months ago. Everything else is also growing like it is spring, small tomato and potato plants, beans that have dropped, even a courgette, spring sprouting broccoli is in full swing and tons of annual weeds. Could do with a cold snap really.
Today at 09:06:32 by Digeroo
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Got Cyprus and Hamburg beans from HSL and both seem to have been good growing up sweetcorn.  Cyprus in particular produces a light vine and small tasty beans.  I grazed a lot raw.  But the sweet corn with beans growing up them did not get attacked by rats or whatever it was that where eating the cobs on our site.

The Cyprus beans dried to a very small pod, so took some finding.  But I ended up with 18 pods which will give me about 100 beans so many more than the 10 I started with.

And I got a great pumpkin.  Though it ended up under the red currants.
Yesterday at 12:07:29 by ACE
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Went out for the onion sets and broad beans today. Mole Valley garden stuff cleared for Halloween, posh garden centre dressed out for xmas. An old sign the  hedge saying 'plants for sale' loose onions, beans by the pint and some interesting seed garlic. So red onions got, white onions got, shallots got, aquadulce got and 3 big garlic got. Too much of everything as usual and change from a fiver. Why don't they leave Halloween to the pound shop and at least wait until the end of nov. for xmas.
October 20, 2017, 15:29:21 by mormor
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Does anyone have a good idea about how to mix/turn over/ aerate compost in a plastic Dalek type comport bin?
I would like to improve my compost skills but according to the compost recipe compost should be mixed!
All suggestions welcome!


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