Wednesday, 8 March 2017

March Challenge - Day 8



Today I bought some bakery products.

I did have some bread flour left but I have been awake since around 4 am so baking bread was low on the agenda.



We had some of the free soup for tea tonight.






Today's spend  £1.88


March spend so far - £19.30


Also today it was dry so I spent an hour outside, a little weeding was done and I made a start on the sowing.

Some tomatoes, peppers, courgettes, marigolds and sweet peas.



I will do a little bit each day now the weather is getting milder.

Any one else made a start ?

12 comments:

  1. It was wet here, but got an hour in the greenhouse, its now tidy, will sow seeds at weekend.

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  2. I've got some white pumpkin seeds that I want to start off soon. I leave the rest of it to Bill, but I am demanding that he actually grows what I want him to grow this year! Last year I let him get on with it, but I did ask for peas .... he didn't grow any though! Violet and I planted some late, and were delighted to get a few pods. I want more than just a few this year.

    ooh bread and soup, yum. Can't beat it on a rainy day. Hope you get a good nights sleep tonight. xx

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    1. I have never grown pumpkins or squash before, I do love them, I remember your white pumpkins from last time. I am so tired hopefully I can get some sleep tonight, my hot flushes seem to be getting worse, the things us women have to go through xx

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  3. So wet and windy here, I haven't the energy to go out and do things in the garden. You have got a good start.

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  4. I haven't made a start on sowing, but have put the first garden waste collection bin out this morning. It was a very wet job out there ~ after all the dry months to have rain for the last three weeks put a proper spanner in the works! Ah, the joy of gardening.
    I have kept seeds from four different pumpkins I bought last year so will see if I can grow my own this year again. As long as they are not grown from F1 hybrids they should be fine.

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    1. At least you made a start, as I said to Sadie above I have never grown a pumpkin, I always assume it would be difficult, I do love squash and pumpkins though.

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    2. They are very easy to grow and very rewarding. I've found a couple things in the past ~ they are very greedy and the one time they grew really well was when I planted them into the base of the compost bin as they sucked up all the goodness that leeches into the soil while the compost is making. They need water! They take up a fair amount of space! The vines took over almost all of my tiny plot once they were in full growth, but make great natural weed supressing cover.

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    3. Thankyou Deborah I have two large hessian type square grow bags, I am tempted to try them in there. I might get some seeds now.

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  5. Unfortunately I live in an apartment and it doesn't have any outdoor space. When I do finally get a garden I would like to grow some veggies :)

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    1. Oh I see, as you say one day perhaps x

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  6. Yes, we've got started with the tomatoes and lettuce. Leeks going in today, hop you enjoyed your night out !

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    1. I just love homegrown salad, yes it was a good evening, thankyou.

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