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Reply #420
Second bag seems to be much better for its extra two weeks, with more and larger spuds. Wonder how Rich B's are doing.

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Reply #421
All of our plants are doing magnificently this year. We have 7 or 8 tomato plants, 4 habanero, 2 jalapeno, 1 chocolate scorpion, 3 red onion, 1 cucumber, and 3 marijuana.
They don't think it be like it is, but it do

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Reply #422
Seems you've got your tomato and marijuana stock levels the wrong way round there.

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Reply #423
Seems you've got your tomato and marijuana stock levels the wrong way round there.

I don't use the stuff these days, but we were given some seeds so it seemed like a fun thing to do. We're allowed to grow up to four for personal use.
They don't think it be like it is, but it do

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Reply #424
The wind is playing havoc with my sweetcorn plants, a couple of them have keeled over and the rest don't look too happy. On the bright side, my courgettes are producing, the bird's eye chilies are looking good and I'm hoping we'll be inundated with beef tomatoes over the next couple of months
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Reply #425
We moved house a couple of years, to a bungalow with a big f*ck off garden that used to be allotments. We've ignored the garden for the most part as the house was a bit of a 70s time capsule inside so I've been busy plus I hate gardening.

Anyroad Mrs RC has taken on sorting out her overgrown garden (ahem) down the bottom half of the garden which we have barely visited and after trimming loads of weeds back we apparently have strawberries, blackcurrants, blackberries, a couple of apple trees, garlic,  parsley, mint, dill and bay. Mrs RC is very excited and is going to make some blackcurrant jam.

I told her jam is only a couple of quid, tops and she'll probably use more sugar and electric than that. She told me to 'f*ck off'

Which seems fair.


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Reply #426
Addendum. The dill bushes are f*cked. Proper f*cked. Mrs RC didn't like the look of them and neither of us likes the taste so they've gone. There's a big pile of bushes and a couple of small trees that she didn't take a liking to.

Ruthless f*cker Mrs RC.


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Reply #427
Making jam is the gateway activity to joining a Women's Institute. Next stop is a charity calendar.
Forest are tragic on and off the field.

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Reply #428
Making jam is the gateway activity to joining a Women's Institute. Next stop is a charity calendar.

I'm not sure her language is acceptable for the WI.

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Reply #429
The poppies that Little Miss BW and I planted back in March as a lockdown thing for school are finally flowering. They've made the rockery look very pretty.

Just need to Google how to harvest the opium now...

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Reply #430
Chilli plants have an insane amount of peppers on them already. Hoping they'll start to ripen soon.
They don't think it be like it is, but it do

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Reply #431
Courgettes are plentiful, various cut-and-come-again lettuces and rocket keeping us in salad leaves, runner beans in flower and looking good, tomatoes also doing well. Biggest disappointment has been the garlic. I planted up three pots with a total of about 16 cloves. The bulbs I harvested yesterday are smaller than expected.


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Reply #433
Started harvesting the tomatoes yesterday, lettuce was late last week, chilies are looking promising and the spaghetti squash plant is now taking up approx 10 sq ft of the garden and increasing on a daily basis.

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Reply #434
Mrs RC has added some tomato plants which have taken up a premium spot in the conservatory (which is basically a greenhouse) next to some herbs.

Mrs RC's blackcurrant jam was a winner, since then she's gone a bit jam-tastic and has added cherry and plum jam to her collection of random jars in the fridge the contents of which I stick on some toast.

No doubt the electric bill has gone through the roof and we're keeping Newark sugar in business, but still. Jam.