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Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« on: March 28, 2014, 09:45:37 PM »
Well that's what Derek the man from the Met Office promised for this weekend - WARM (yes warm) & sunny Sat & Sunday! Get the straw hats & spades out!  lol(1)
 

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2014, 09:57:01 PM »
Thats what there saying hope there right the allotments of britain will be alive this weekend with plot holders digging ,raking, weeding and seeding ..Remember to take plenty to drink and wear a hat not just a hat though other clothing aswell  :-)snigger  ..

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2014, 09:58:51 PM »
I am hoping to get something done this weekend on plot if other duties do not get in the way not done a thing yet apart from getting sprouts out. I never cut my rasberries down in the autumn hope I am not too late.  :(

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2014, 10:04:12 PM »
is any one putting spuds in ?

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2014, 10:12:36 PM »
is any one putting spuds in ?


Got my earlies in today ...

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2014, 10:18:49 PM »
is any one putting spuds in ?

Just a tad early for us here - another fortnight should do it!
 

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2014, 11:32:43 PM »
1st earlies went in last weekend - on the 23rd March. Colleen, Foremost and Maris Bard.

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2014, 08:23:01 AM »
Woke up expecting to see beeming sun and it raining bang goes my nice dry soil for today  HB:-(

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2014, 08:47:09 AM »
I live in the south west but I still don't put any spuds in until the middle of April...been caught out by that nasty late visit by Jack Frost one too many times.

I tried an experiment 2 years ago and spread my spud planting over 4 weeks, even putting some earlies in 4 weeks apart. Without any doubt, by the time I was lifting they were only about a week apart in development. That extra 2 or 3 weeks allows the ground to warm just that little bit more. This probably doesn't apply to you, Star...I bet you are sowing your spuds in December!
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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2014, 12:00:34 PM »
@Captainhastings - yep - same here Cap'n. In fact it rained quite heavily during the night here as well  ss:-( It's warming up now though, but being March it doesn't dry that quickly.

@Rob349 - very sensible Tommy, I'm of the same school as you mate. Living right by the sea on the west coast here in Wales we don't suffer much with frost - late or early BUT the soil is not ideal for spuds until the middle of April. Whilst the haulms may not get frost damaged the soil temperature doesn't promote a lot of growth at this time of the year. My experience is exactly the same as yours. Planted at the right time - even though it's slightly late usually guarantees a better crop for me. It's a risky business being a 'hare'  :-)snigger
 

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2014, 08:02:12 AM »
Dense fog this morning - again - that will need some breaking up.  But yes, yesterday turned out lovely, a little windy, but warm and delightful. 

Wish everybody a great Sunday/Mother's Day/Plot Day and wall to wall sunshine too.

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2014, 12:48:11 PM »
 A late good morning to you all....I was up at 5 to sort out the animals before buzzing off to the Exeter Car Boot.

clap:-) whoop, Whooop it's another scorcher

Productive car boot too, a steel work bench for my planer thicknesser for a couple of quid, a steel Jerry Can for the bio diesel, trays of free fruit and veg from Tony the veg man for the pigs and chucks and, of course, a box full of Scottish Shortbread for the lovely Ruth's Mothers Day.

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #12 on: March 30, 2014, 07:53:11 PM »
Been a great weekend here did some work yesterday on the lottie had today off just went for a walk did a bit of drawing and had a lovely dinner ..

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #13 on: March 30, 2014, 08:12:06 PM »
Happy Mothers day to all the LADIES  nice weekend here but the wind is bitterly cold got a few spuds planted in the green house but nothing out side for at least anoth 2 weeks .Sping onlons sown and fleece cover on then in the night  Toms and cus are three weeks away from being put in the green house so well in front not sure if its to late to plant asparagus ready for next year or the year after (LOL)

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2014, 07:54:30 PM »
Wet day here not done anything out side but she has had me helping washing walls all day Blxxdy woman needs a few pills to to slow her down. Even the washing machine can not wait for her to go on holiday. Filthy night here heavy rain and cold winds hope we have a break in it soon or the ground will be to wet to plant a thing

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #15 on: March 31, 2014, 08:13:37 PM »
Been a great day here today dry sunny  CThUpD:-) and warm ...Think your going to get a better day tomorrow mike well i hope so anyway otherwise the boss will have you doing the ironing and cleaning the toilet .... lol(1)

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #16 on: March 31, 2014, 10:42:02 PM »
You lucky sod Scary. It was nice here this morning then it bucketed down (moved up from Mike's I expect!)

That's the sunny weekend done with then. Torrential rain here this evening - the sky went black & we had thunder as well - some things never change do they?
 

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #17 on: March 31, 2014, 11:40:06 PM »
Suppose to be good here at least till thursday evening will have to wait and see if they have got it right ...

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Re: Getting ready for a warm & sunny weekend?
« Reply #18 on: April 02, 2014, 10:44:39 AM »
Dry sunny and warm what else can i say  CThUpD:-)