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Woke up very early this morning,. weather was good (wasn’t snowing lol) so decided to get planting and tidying the raised beds , first job check the strawberrys I planted under cloches in a raised bed last week.

Took the cloches off to water and check them , they are planted through black plastic ,this will keep weeds down and will stop the strawberries rotting when they form, it may heat up the soil a bit for strawberries, but I am pretty sure it will be fine up here in Scotland.


The timber is placed there to hold the black plastic in place, there are also drainage holes in the black plastic down in the hollow where the wooden baton sits.

I then had a look at the potato tents and a good number of the plants are all ready through .

all in all a good day , carrots , turnip , spring onions , broccoli and brussel sprouts all planted up.

The orange plastic fence type thingy in the background of the last photo, it’s round the turnip seeds I planted , this stops cats using the raised beds, everything else has cloches over them and they have the same effect , fence and cloches will all be removed once plants get up a bit .

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Strawberries certainly look good so lets hope everything else does as well........

21 Mar, 2009


what a lot of growth and as you have had very bad weather i am really pleased that your plants are all doing well.
Strawberries are coming on a treat. when will you get the cream? :o)

21 Mar, 2009


You have worked really hard here today.! Thankgoodness the harsh weather seems to have disappeared for now.Apparently some more snow due in north early next week Sorry...: (

21 Mar, 2009


ach well Bb at least its all covered up under cloches hopefully snow wont last long now

21 Mar, 2009


It all looks very organised

21 Mar, 2009


Everything looks very neat and tidy and professional. Well done Mac. Everything is bound to come up big and healthy for you.

22 Mar, 2009


It's nice to be able to get on with things. I'm going to try potatoes in pots this year.

22 Mar, 2009


everything seems to be coming along nicely up there.

22 Mar, 2009

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