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Gardening, day ,by day.
Mon 16-Sep-13
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Re-hung the hanging baskets today, they come down and sit in bowls and buckets, as a group,  when we are away and we have a retired odd jobber in the village who comes and waters them and the greenhouse for us- he never demands anything for doing it, so OH always gives generously anyway.

 Are we having fun yet? I am!

Mon 16-Sep-13
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It's good to have someone look after watering when you are away.

I'll try that again!

Tue 17-Sep-13
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At last, because the weather was better than expected, I planted my Spring Onions, still got my Lettuce to plant. I bought a packet of 'Arctic King' Lettuce, but could not find it, so planted 'All  Year Round', still want to plant Arctic King, so will send for more. My Autumn planting is nearly complete, still got lots of Tomatoes in the Greenhouse.

Tue 17-Sep-13
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wave  Now tell me this, is a courgette supposed to weigh more than seven pounds??????   big_laugh    I have two of these, so lots of soup to be made and frozen.  whistle

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Or a big help to your compost heap? big_laugh

I'll try that again!

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wave  No way!  It is delicious.  I had some in an omelette last night!!

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Wed 18-Sep-13
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As long as you like them.  It is the texture, after cooking, that I dislike.  I don't mind raw ones in salads.

I'll try that again!

Wed 18-Sep-13
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Girded my Loins and went down to the Greenhouse, intending to water what Plants were still producing, and cut down , and get rid of the old Cucumber Plants. But, although the Sun is shining there is a force ten Gale, not a cold Wind, but the Door kept on banging shut, decided it would be better to come back to the House.

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I love Marrow T.A, the only way to cook them is steamed, just for a few minutes, they have to be still firm, with plenty of Pepper , and Butter, they are delicious. Marrow, is one of those things you either love or hate, like Marmite. One of the staple dishes in our house, when I was a kid, was  stuffed Marrow, dunno what my Mum did to it, but it was Ace!

Wed 18-Sep-13
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I know that my Mother never cooked it and the first time I ever came across a stuffed marrow, I threw up so have never felt inclined to try again.

I have eaten and enjoyed grated, young courgette, fried  with garlic though.

I'll try that again!

Fri 20-Sep-13
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Was sunny but cold, today, so went down to the Greenhouse to bring in the last of the Tomatoes, and Cucumbers, left the haulms in Greenhouse, as it was a bit of a struggle for me, as my Leg was playing up. Half a Carrier bag of Tomatoes, but most of them are nearly ripe, the rest will make Chutney. Tomorrow, will clear Haulms from Greenhouse, and generally tidy up.

Sat 21-Sep-13
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I love marrow, the most common way I cook it though is just cut into hoops with the middle cut out, little drizzle of oil/butter and then roasted, at this time of year we eat loads of it, have a marrow the size of a house to deal with at some time, its currently sat outside on the picnic table.

Been gardening for others this week, but no time for our garden. Mainly its about starting to cut back.

Sat 21-Sep-13
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I love Marrow too, have a few still  in Garden, I will have Marrow withdrawel symptoms when mine are done.

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Watered in the Greenhouse, still have a late Cucumber, both Mint and Broad Beans are through, brought in my Lemon Tree. Was going to plant 'Arctic King' filled the bowl, I use Washing up Bowls for things like Lettuce, Spring Onions, and Radish, just the right depth, but it was blowing a Gale, so as it was Lunchtime , left it. I got my overwintering Onions yesterday, now have to find a space for them.

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This site is selling Seeds, in date till 2014, at 50 pence a Packet. http://www.SeedsbyPost, a limited choice but plenty of good buys, just bought most of mine for next year.

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