Wednesday, 15 April 2009

The First Lettuce. (Harvested)

MY PENNINE WAY PICTURE FOR TODAY
Hadrians Wall



MY WORK BOOK

Seeing to the sheep
Field
Misc
Wed 15/04/2009 08:00
Wed 15/04/2009 08:20
20 minutes
Checked and counted the sheep.

Seeing to the greenhouses
Greenhouse & Conservatory
Indoors
Wed 15/04/2009 08:20
Wed 15/04/2009 09:00
40 minutes
1) Checked the seeds and seedlings.
2) Watered round.
3) Put out the trolley.

Repotting
Potting Shed
Indoors
Wed 15/04/2009 09:00
Wed 15/04/2009 09:30
30 minutes
Repotted some Fuchsia and put on the trolley to harden off.

Taking cuttings
Potting Shed
Indoors
Wed 15/04/2009 09:30
Wed 15/04/2009 10:30
1 hour
Taking dahlia cuttings

Break for tea
Home
Misc
Wed 15/04/2009 10:30
Wed 15/04/2009 10:50
20 minutes

Planting
Veg Plot
Walled Garden
Wed 15/04/2009 10:50
Wed 15/04/2009 11:20
30 minutes
Planted some lettuce


Weeding
West Wall
Walled Garden
Wed 15/04/2009 11:20
Wed 15/04/2009 12:45
85 minutes
Forking over the border at the base of the west wall.

Break for lunch
Home
Misc
Wed 15/04/2009 12:45
Wed 15/04/2009 13:30
45 minutes

Weeding
West Wall
Walled Garden
Wed 15/04/2009 13:30
Wed 15/04/2009 15:00
1.5 hours
As before lunch.

Mowing
Lawns
Walled Garden
Wed 15/04/2009 15:00
Wed 15/04/2009 16:00
1 hour
Cut the lawns with the tractor. (Note 1)

Weeding
North Wall
Walled Garden
Wed 15/04/2009 16:00
Wed 15/04/2009 17:00
1 hour
Made a start on weeding the base of the north wall.

Clean and put away the tools
Potting Shed
Indoors
Wed 15/04/2009 17:00
Wed 15/04/2009 17:15
15 minutes

Seeing to the greenhouses
Greenhouse & Conservatory
Indoors
Wed 15/04/2009 17:15
Wed 15/04/2009 17:30
15 minutes
Checked on the seedlings and took in the trolley.

BOB’S BANQUETS
Breakfast: 1 mug of tea and 3 Shredded Wheat
Tea Break: 1 mug of tea.
Lunch: 1 mug of tea, 4 lettuce sandwiches,4 pieces of malt loaf.
Dinner: 1 mug of tea, Baked beans on toast.

NOTES
1) I decided to cut the lawns in the walled garden with the tractor this week both to save time and also there were a few course bits of grass the other mower won’t pick up.

COMMENTS FROM THE POTTING SHED
EB Burton Agnes hall is nice, I know what you mean about the windows.
Red Clover Not sure how that loggin’ in things works because I seem to log in from a variety of place. I do have a few veg in the greenhouse but mainly it is given over to ornamental plants. In the summer I grow tomatoes, cucumber, melon and aubergine under glass as a lot of the plants can go out for the summer. Further to your other question I had a bit of a count up today and I grow around 50 different kinds of flower and veg seed.
Jeanette The Gladioli are in two colours, ten white and ten pale yellow. I will plant another twenty in two weeks and another twenty two weeks after that and so on that way there will be a succession of flowers for cutting through the summer.
The Weaver of Grass No I’ve never grown PakChoi, nor eaten it for that matter. As you will see above I to planted out some lettuce today. I haven’t covered mine though.


5 comments:

Sara said...

Lettuce sandwiches? Just lettuce?

I am enjoying your photos of Hadrians Wall. When I went on my bus tour of England, we stopped once at a portion of "hadrian's wall", but there was no wall, just grassy hills. Our tour guide said, "Well, there once was a wall there." Now, I feel like I missed out.

The Weaver of Grass said...

How do you keep the slugs off your lettuce plants?

Matron said...

I'm sure I recognize that top picture of Hadrians wall.. that was the bit with the tree where they filmed a bit of 'Robin Hood' where Kevin Costner and Morgan Freeman stop so that the Moor can say his prayers!

Dreadnought said...

Sara Hadrians Wall is a bit of a milestone on the Pennine Way walk and I have to confess to feeling a little cheated when I get there and see what is on offer these days. I now consider myself lucky after reading your comment cos you were definitely cheated because there is a lot more to see than grassy hills. Apart from the wall there are remains several forts and camps to be viewed, Housteads being one such place.
Oh yes, I did just have lettuce in my sandwich.

The Weaver of Grass I don’t have much trouble with slugs in the garden, I think they all live in the greenhouse where they eat all my seedlings If I don’t watch out.

Matron I don’t know about the Film as I haven’t seen it but if they stopped to do anything they were probably like me and just stopped for a rest cos they were nackered.

EB said...

Impressive weeding. Is that the state of the ground now or was it a mulch? It looks a lovely rich loam - amazingly so for close to a wall, maybe it's looked after for planting in.

The 2nd picture with the people in makes the scale apparent; such a big landscape in lots of your walk pictures.