March 2011

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  • The story so far...

    30 March 2011 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    The story so far...

    It came as rather a shock when in September 2010 I had a call from the council asking if I was still interested in an allotment. I had been on the waiting list for 4 years and had completely forgotten all about it.

  • Heat-Prepared Onions Results

    29 March 2011 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    Heat-Prepared Onions Results

    I’ll be planting Hytech F1 and, of course Marshalls New Fen Globe - it was so timely to receive such a stunning photo from one of our customers, Sean Higgnett last week, showing how well his onions had stored over winter.

  • Pats Plot 23rd March

    23 March 2011 | Posted in Food by The Marshalls Family

    Pats Plot 23rd March

    Amazing what a difference a couple of warm days will do in a cold greenhouse.

  • Pats Plot 19th March

    19 March 2011 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    Pats Plot 19th March

    I seem to be on my hands and knees a lot lately trying to pull out all the little seedlings of Speedwell that seeds itself everywhere - it’s a pretty little blue flower but I really don’t want it all over my borders - it’s rampaging over the lawn too!

  • Let the Children Grow!

    18 March 2011 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    Let the Children Grow!

    A simple way to get kids outside in the fresh air is to foster an interest in growing their own plants, be it vegetables or flowers.

  • Pats Plot 13th March

    13 March 2011 | Posted in Gardening by The Marshalls Family

    Pats Plot 13th March

    It was a nice fine day on Sunday so I finished off weeding the vegetable beds they weren’t too bad really just a bit of chickweed to pull out. I then raked them over ready for sowing and covered one of them with a couple of layers of fleece to warm the soil up a bit.