Thursday, November 10

No garlic showing on the plot but ...

When we went to the plot at the weekend one thing I was curious to find out was - was there any sign of the garlic sprouting? Well as you will have guessed from the title of the post - there wasn't. It was planted a day after the cloves in the greenhouse but obviously hasn't had as comfortable a start in life.

A couple of things were sprouting though - the winter onions are doing really well. 
I tried to take the photo at slug eye level and it hasn't quite come off as the nearest shoot is really blurry - sorry about that! Also please shut your eyes to the weed seedlings I will pull them out promise.

Also at slug eye level the peas have germinated.

I just hope the slugs leave them alone and the wire mesh deters anything else that may fancy a juicy pea shoot. Now why didn't they come up like that in spring?

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  1. I hope for the sake of those little pea seedlings that we don't get a Winter as severe as last one...

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  2. I hope for our sake we don't Mark. We may pop some protection over the peas - it's really just a long shot!

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  3. Good luck with the peas I have recently planted some seeds so far nothing how long do they usualy take to germinate

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  4. At least the mice haven't had them before they've had chance to germinate, let's hope they continue to grow.

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  5. Weeds, what weeds, I see no weeds...just a bit of organic matter awaiting composting.

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  6. Maybe you will get lucky and the slugs will eat the weeds! Why don't they do that??

    Good luck with the peas and garlic! Keep us posted!

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  7. Thanks Cathy who knows they may survive!

    That's very true Jo, although I suppose they could have had some. As long as they leave enough for us.

    That's what I like Liz - selective vision!

    It's strange isn't it, Robin as we are told many weeds are edibles! Seems pigeons are the same!

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  8. Exciting to see the peas pop up, hope they survive. As for weeds, you 'aint seen nothing... Once I've finished painting upstairs I will be taking time out to do some serious weeding up at my plot, it is looking shameful.

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  9. We have shameful areas too Janet but it's been too miserable weatherwise to get out and do something about it. Tramping around claggy soil isn't ideal - seems only yesterday we were complaining it was too dry - seems to be all or nothing!

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  10. After last year I haven't tried winter onions again...they didn't really do very well for me and I have such a good stock from the summer season I didn't see the point in planting any!

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  11. We are going through onions very quickly at the moment, Tanya as some are developing mould in storage!

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