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A Couple of weeks later

I had an interesting day fixing a string trellis for the golden snow peas which are growing tall, faster than I expected, transplanted some tomato seedlings into 10 cm plots, planted more bean seeds and planted out some pattypan squash plants and some lettuce seedlings. I finally trimmed back to the ground the very bitter tommy toe ( it has bok choi and lettuce nearby so can't rip out completely). Some of the lettuce has bolted already which is also frustrating - it's not that hot yet…


Added by Janice B on September 20, 2014 at 20:30 — No Comments

My Garden September 2014

Hi everyone. I'm a long time lurker and have finally joined. I guess I mainly keen to document my gardening experiences for my own future reference. I've been a sporadic gardener all my adult life - currently I will have a year or so of regular gardening then one of my other interests take over. Then my garden gets weed- overtaken until my out of town in-laws come and visit and rescue me from the jungle. The only permanent features of my garden have been some basic herbs, six chickens, a…


Added by Janice B on September 5, 2014 at 20:21 — 10 Comments

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