PUT THE POLITICIANS ON THE MINIMUM WAGE AND WATCH HOW FAST THINGS CHANGE
Civilisation has operated in two ways - To make one part of society more affluent and the other more wretched than would have been the lot of either in a natural state
There are Natural Rights and Civil Rights. Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Where Our Power to Execute Our Natural Rights is Perfect, Government has No Legitimate Jurisdiction
When the Forces for War are Greater than the Forces for Peace   Then the World is in Danger
Politics is not a Dirty Word. It is a Way of Life. How is Your Way of Life Today ?

GERMINATION TO TERMINATION OR COVID CULTIVATION

SO YOU HAVE GREEN FINGERS ?-
OR IN MY CASE WHITE FINGER ……………. Is there a Dr ( Shipman) in the House-
FOR WORKING OUTSIDE IN FEBRUARY CAN BE WORSE THAN JANUARY –
BUT THE SAVING GRACE IS THE MONTH IS 3 DAYS SHORTER –
AND THEN ITS MARCH
WHEN BIRDS WILL SING AND YOUR PACKETS OF SEEDS DEMAND YOU SOW
ALL THINGS BRIGHT AND BEAUTIFUL
BUT READ THE PACKET INSTRUCTIONS FIRST OR GO ONLINE
GET IN TOUCH HERE TO THE MAN WHO STARTED HAND MILKING IN THE 1950’s
FEBRUARY IS THE TIME TO CLEAR THE FIELD SO TO SPEAK
REMOVING WINTER CROPS AND REPOTTING PERENNIALS
WE ARE ON THE LAST OF THE SPROUTS CABBAGE AND SWEDE
BUT THE LEEKS LIVE ON –

AS DOES THE COMPOST SPREAD ON THE GROUND SOON TO BE DUG BY MARCH READY FOR THE FIRST PLANTINGS OF THE YEAR
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I AM TODAY TAKING YOU INTO MY COVERED COURTYARD
ITS A FEW DEGREES ABOVE “0” AND SPRING BULBS WILL SOON HAVE TO MAKE WAY FOR FOOD
THE DAFFS CROCUS SNOWDROPS AND TULIPS HAVE LEFT THE COURT AND LATER LILIES ETC WILL SOON FOLLOW
ALL BECAUSE THE CHITTING OF THE ARRAN PILOT (FIRST EARLY ) POTATOES
IS COMPLETED INDOORS AND ARE POTTED IN BLACK POTS – 3″ -OLD COMPOST & SAND MIX- WITH A SMALL HANDFULL OF 15 10 10 THEN THE CHITTED POTATO AND A COVERING OF THE “MIX” – AS THE PLANT PRODUCES LEAVES ABOVE THE SOIL KEEP TOPPING THE BLACK POT UP TO THE TOP.
ONION SETS ARE PLANTED  TOO.
THE MARIS PEER SECOND EARLIES ARE POTTED AS ABOVE
WE EXPECT A NEW POTATO CROP FROM EARLY JUNE ONWARDS.

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YESTERDAY I BOUGHT 4KGS KESTREL POTATOES FOR £4 ( JAMIESONS )AND THESE ARE EYE UP IN SHALLOW BASKETS IN THE DARK UNDER THE TABLE IN OUR THIRD BEDROOM – NO EXTRA HEAT- THEY WILL COME OUT INTO LIGHT ABOUT MID FEB
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GERMINATION TO TERMINATION
SOWN LATE JANUARY
STARTS WITH PEAS – KELVEDON WONDER ARE SOWN IN A POLYSTYRENE FISH BOX WHICH HAS DRAINAGE HOLES AND ARE JUST SPROUTING

THE VEG SEED SOWN IN TRAYS
CAULIFLOWER
SMALL TOMATO
LARGE TOMATO
SPRING ONION
CARROTS
LEEKS
SWEDE
BEETROOT
SPROUTS
CABBAGE


FLOWER SEEDS SOWN IN TRAYS
MARIGOLD
STOCKS
PHLOX
NASTURTIUM
BRACHYCOME
TAGETES
ASTER

OF COURSE THE TEMPERATURE IS 23C INDOORS AND WHEN GERMINATED TO “PRICKING ” OUT STAGE THESE PLANTS WILL HAVE TO TAKE THEIR CHANGE IN THE COVERED COURTYARD WITH NO HEATING EXCEPT A PARAFFIN LAMP TO KEEP JACK FROST AWAY ( TEMP ABOVE “0”C BUT NOT MUCH.

TERMINATION – ITS CALLED HARVEST TIME – OR CROPPING – AND OUR FREEZERS ARE FULL OF FRUIT AND VEG BY THE AUTUMN TO ENJOY THROUGHOUT THE WINTER




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