Did a five and a half hour shift up the farm today, hunger and thirst dragged me away, it was glorious weather, burnt neck and ears now though. First sensible job was scaffold board edgings, one quarter of the plot is done, so used up the remaining lengths, now need 12 more, to complete the plot. One thing the recent rains have done is invigorate the weed population, loads of little un's, once the ground surface had dried, hoed the garlic and shallot sets, then had 3 X 16 feet rows of shallot seedlings to do, as each is like a fine blade of grass the normal hoe was utilised to slaughter the lot, with sets replacing them, would have been there days trying to weed between them otherwise. They were destined for pickling anyway, so now loads of pickled onions. On the home front 2 of the biggest tobacco seedlings,(6 weeks after sowing) having attained the height of 40mm, have been removed from the propagator and tucked away behind the cucumber plants (no direct sunlight). 4 more from the tray, potted on and back in the cooker. Dan the onion man, is also growing tobacco and commenting on facebook about how slow it is. 100% germination on sweetpeas achieved today, but only 50% on the nasturtiums at present. Loads more weeding to do this weekend, with sun tan lotion applied, and hat on the balding bonce.
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