Monday’s vegetable news…..

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Firstly i shall introduce Tommy, this is my Patterdale Terrier (nearly 7 months old) he will be seen in and around my gardening blog as he never leaves my side!
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So it’s Monday (well I am typing this on Wednesday but didn’t get a chance to do this until today so forgive me)… and I see progress!

All my little seedlings are a wash with growth!  I do believe it is a mixture of the glorious sunshine we have been having, my green fingers! AND……drum roll please…………………..I have been re-planting!! Due to the growth over night I’ve had to remove from one single pots to little ones. I shall explain…

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Due to the expansion of my Tomato seedlings I had to re-distribute them into their own pots…..not an easy task when they are so fragile but nether-the-less it was done! All survivors thank goodness as I am not the most patient of people!  I then (quite cleverly if I do say so myself) decided at – to give them a little shade and cover as you never know if you are going to get a frost over night in the UK at the moment! Well it is nearly June!

I don’t ‘currently’ have a greenhouse (I will explain why I have put the word currently in quotes later on) so I came up with an ingenious plan!  As mentioned previously I introduced Tommy, well he is a boy (if you hadn’t guessed by his name) and he recently had an op (down below) and the vet gave me an Elizabethan collar, widely known as the ‘cone of shame’! Bless him, he had to wear if 24-7 for 6 days………never seen him so depressed! Anyway to cut a long story short I used the cone as a make-shift greenhouse check this out!
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Recycling is the way forward (check out my page on Facebook I also make bags/accessories out of recycled materials – so I think I have found my new niche!) .  Anyhow it worked a treat by next morning they had grown a few cm’s!!)

With regard to the greenhouse idea I really felt like that this should be my next move.  Now I rent my home and my next door neighbour’s kids like to kick a football which 9 times out of 10 comes flying over, so the greenhouse had to be non-glass! So I took a trip down my local shops to bump into a cracker of a greenhouse at only £14.99!  Yep you get what you pay for! But if you don’t try it how do you know? And if anyone knows me I don’t worry about things going wrong, you just got to give it a go…….

So here it is………. a real beauty don’t you think?!!
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This picture DOES make it look very sturdy and upright – which it isn’t but it will do me!  I’ve already planted my tomato’s in the grow bag just a few more days I can then re-plant my peppers and get my hanging basket Tomato’s on the go!

Now to the trough……..my lovely sturdy trough…

My rocket seeds are doing brilliantly! Check these out!
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Also my beetroot is starting to come up and the shallots are growing…but I won’t post that today…….knew pics and updates coming soon I promise!

So all in all Monday was a good day, we had lots of delicious rain yesterday and you should see this lot now!!!

Can’t wait to show you!

Thanks for checking in and keep smiling 🙂

Until next time vegetable thinkers……..

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6 thoughts on “Monday’s vegetable news…..

  1. Lovely post Paula. Your vegetables are coming on a treat from looking at your photos. I look forward to keeping updated with your posts 🙂

    • Thank Donna 🙂 I’ve just been having a read of your stuff too… you’ve inspired me to do a blog so thank you for that 🙂 Oh I do hope to get loads of hits like yours! Look forward to purchasing your book one day too xx

      • Thanks Paula 🙂 I’m happy to have inspired you. WordPress is an amazing place…it’s full of interesting people to meet around the world, I love it. Keep posting 🙂 xx

  2. Good job with the greenhouse, when hard work pays off, doesnt it feel so rewarding?! just got into gardening this yr and love it. Just wanted to thank you for checking out my blog which ultimately led me to your site! Hope you have a happy friday 🙂

    • Hey Cathy, thanks for the comment and yes hard work does pay off! My veg are growing really quickly and I love it! I cannot wait to actually cook them and serve up 🙂 I hope to see more of your veg soon and will probably have veg envy!!! Its Sunday now and a lovely day at that! Hope your weekend has been great and look forward to popping by your blog soon 🙂

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