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Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 15 5:50 pm    Post subject: Plans for 2016  Reply with quote    

What are everyone's plans for next year?

We've finally got a greenhouse again and a fair sized plot for a veg bed so we're going to go for a fairly traditional plot of carrots, onions, cabbage etc and a small greenhouse of toms, cucs and the odd chilli.

Hopefully we'll start off some asparagus and rhubarb but not much in the way of new unusual veg this year.

In this current weather I'm resisting the urge to look up varieties of rice...

Chez



Joined: 13 Aug 2006
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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 15 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

NorthernMonkeyGirl and I have plans for more weird stuff. Skirret, ocha, etc.. I'm going to try to integrate a chicken pen for the tiny bantams that can be moved from raised bed to raised bed to tidy them up. Apparently we are going to try cucamelons in the greenhouse and I want to give sweet potatoes a try inside this year - they did sweet fa outside last season. It's only 8 by 6 though, so not too much space.

I don't bother with big toms because my Ma grows them commercially, but I will put some little ones in. My asparagus and rhubarb should bear a bit of picking and Nenna has a fab strawberry bed going. Both kids are obsessed with growing green beans and carrots for the Guineapigs. I want to get my soft fruit bushes a bit more organised - they are scattered all over the garden and I idly wondering about a fruit cage made from Heras panels that could double as a Quail enclosure.

Apart from that, not a great deal .

joanne



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 7095
Location: Morecambe, Lancashire
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 15 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Get our extension built and the house redecorated from top to bottom

It will mean we probably have to move out for about 2 months and therefore I'm not really planning on doing anything this next year as its all going to be stressful enough!

tahir



Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 44281
Location: Essex
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 15 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

More furniture, try and do a better job pruning

vegplot



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 15 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Build a house.

Restore 2 more motorcycles.

sean
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Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 15 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

vegplot wrote:
Build a house.

.


You *always* say that.

Rejig garden. Eradicate artichokes.

baldybloke



Joined: 24 May 2008
Posts: 1385
Location: Wiltshire
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 15 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Grow more veg and other undertake other garden projects. Like Vegplot work on my motorcycles. Also intend to get fitter and lose some weight.

OtleyLad



Joined: 13 Jan 2007
Posts: 2737
Location: Otley, West Yorkshire
PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 15 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Get my garden back into shape - its showing serious signs of neglect.

I will grow some sprouts for us this time (I usually grow them just for the caterpillars ).

jema
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 15 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Get the garden in to shape when it comes to the parts of it that are not major projects, try and show restraint with the rest of it!

earthyvirgo



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
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Location: creating prints in the loft, Gerlan
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 15 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Build a house (with vegplot).
Keep my printmaking business moving forward and upwards - aiming to be in two more new galleries in 2016.

EV

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Hairyloon



Joined: 20 Nov 2008
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Location: Today I are mostly being in Yorkshire.
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 15 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Find someone to head up younger daughter's school's PTA and get behind them with some serious effort...

Pilsbury



Joined: 13 Dec 2004
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Location: East london/Essex
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 15 4:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Seriously tidy up the garden again that has been neglected for the last few years, open up the veg beds again and teach little one about sowing and growing.
I want to get set up with a couple of incubators (6- eggs and a little plastic box to use to teach the kids at nursery about hatching eggs and chicks.
Start the repairs around the house thst have been postponed until now and generally try a bit harder.

Chez



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Location: The Hive of the Uberbee, Quantock Hills, Somerset
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 15 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

earthyvirgo wrote:
Build a house (with vegplot)
EV


You say that every year

Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
Posts: 5435
Location: New England (In the US of A)
PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 15 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Figure out a good way to put plastic on my DIY conduit hoophouse for earlier spring greens without it getting shredded by spring storms....

jettejette



Joined: 01 Jun 2013
Posts: 225

PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 15 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sort out my garden path, so that I no longer have to cross a pond or quagmire to get to the car!

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