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  1. Sjoerd

    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    It is just one job after another. The weather has not been perfect and because of that, things have been developing strangely. One thing that has developed steadily are the weeds. Time for action.
    The parsnip bed:
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    Then, the leeks and waning onions:
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    The onions over to the left have problems, the onion miner fly larvae. Here they were a couple of weeks earlier:
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    The sickness is to recognise by the habitus of the onion plants— curly and floppy leaves. Sometimes onions can sort of grow out of this, but the bulbs are never normal afterwards.

    Right then, I will just leave them in their patch to see if some will develop some useable bulbs; meanwhile, I planted some new onions. Apparantly after mid may, the flies are no longer flying about.
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    Alright, that was outside work, but it was again time to sucker and prune the toms again. Here we have the MoneyMakers:
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    The Romas were next up for a trim:
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    The Marmande, like the other two are also bearing toms already.
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    Here you can see how much we removed from those toms:
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    …and it was back outside again to build a cucumber and augurk rack and to plant two of the three courgettes. They are young and tender so they get a little clear plastic bag around them for protection. This year we will plant them through the mulch layer.
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    We cleaned a bit around these beetroot plants. They do not look right to me. I am suspecting cold weather and a shortage of phosphorus (phos can aid root development and beetroot is … well, an edible root.

    That was about it for this dryish spell.
     
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    Sjoerd everything is looking good. It’s nice to see all your gardens progress in just a week.
    So many veggies growing . :smt023:sete_013:
     
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    Ta Pac— now the flower section. Oh dear.
     
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    Well done @Sjoerd you've done well and worked hard, you'll soon be enjoying your well earned rewards.
     
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    Cheers Oreti. I hope that you will be right about the enjoying. This peculiar climate has me scratching my head and playing catch-up.
     
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    Agree Sjoerd, I think we are all experiencing topsy turvy seasons this year it seems.
    Keep optimistic......you'll get there. :):like:
     
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    @Sjoerd You have been busy as a bee. Looks good Mate
     
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    Oreti, I will do that, giving up isn’t in my DNA. Haha. I find with these types of meteorological challenges require flexibility and an ability react and sometimes try and anticipate measures we must take. It is a new aspect of gardening for me. I sort of like this side of my hobby. Not just physical work but a bit of grey cell use, as Poirot talked about.

    Clay— Thanks, and you are too right. It is good to get rid of some salt. ;)
     
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