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Geoff Hodge Web Editor Peterborough

I've been a horticultural journalist for 20 years, a gardener for longer than I want to think about and a veg grower for 25 years.

  • Date Joined: 21 Nov 2006

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  • Things are on the move

    Geoff Hodge on 28 Feb 2008 at 01:25 PM

    The broad beans and lettuces in the growing frame seem to be doing really well. They even needed a watering this week, as the conditions in there are so warm that the soil had dried out quite a lot. The slug pellets are holding their own in there too and so far no damage at all.

    The garlic plants growing in cell trays in the lean-to frame, which were meant for the allotment are also growing well - too well - and have put on a mad spurt of growth. Sadly, the allotment isn't ready for them yet, so I had a change of heart, made an ‘executive decision', and planted out two rows in the raised beds. There's still a tray of 12 left so these can go out onto the allotment at a later stage. They might need potting up first though as the cells are getting chockablock with roots