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Now I know why you guys out there are so successful in whatever you lay your hands on. Its work and only work can give returns. Also your scientific approach is the key. I have learnt something here. :(y)
I'm no scientist, and as for the work? Siga, siga, (little by little) as the Greeks would say.
 
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Those strawberries in baskets, hung from the greenhouse frame, are now hanging from the fence at home, and look like this:
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Whereas, my other strawberry pots are a couple of weeks behind:
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I grow all my strawberries in pots for 2 reasons:
1) It's far more work digging out all the strawberries and finding somewhere else for them every few years, (impossible in my small garden anyway.
2) Blackbirds are too stupid to realise that, although not on the ground, they are within reach.
 
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Already in the ground:

Spring greens and early sprouts
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Sugar snap peas:
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Very impressive. I was about to say the before and after shots are great but I don't think there is really "after" shots where a garden is concerned. It's an ever growing and changing "after".
 
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Bit of an update, with photo's taken yesterday:
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Maincrop potatoes.
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More spuds and onions.
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Even MORE tatties. (These are first earlies & will be ready to eat in another week or so)
 
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Carrots growing in a bin; the height thwarts onion fly.
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Snap peas.
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Next batch of beetroot seedlings, almost ready to go in.
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Onions (Day Long)
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More onions
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You want onions?
 
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Pumpkins, leeks, broad beans (fava), runner beans (English/green beans) and outdoor tomatoes.
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Celery. Planted in a block to aid self-blanching.
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Late Brussels sprouts and caulis.
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Runner beans.
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Early sprouts
 
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Wow! All your hard work has certainly paid off. Am going to go back to berries in a box. Yours look lovely. Bet your neighbors to the Lottie are seeing what a mistake it was to pass up such a productive piece of soil.
 
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Wow! All your hard work has certainly paid off. Am going to go back to berries in a box. Yours look lovely. Bet your neighbors to the Lottie are seeing what a mistake it was to pass up such a productive piece of soil.
Many thanks for your kind words.
 
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Very impressive, headfulofbees! Looks like a real market garden......enough to supply your local fruit and veg shop!!! Wonderful.
 
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Very impressive, headfulofbees! Looks like a real market garden......enough to supply your local fruit and veg shop!!! Wonderful.
Thank you, but the aim is to supply the missus (whose kidneys have packed in and don't process toxins efficiently) and me with as much of our food as possible, with as few chemicals as possible.
 
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Looking good Bees (y)

Regards to Mrs Bees, not an easy thing to live with :(
 

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