Tag Archives: turnips

28.4.40

Some rain during last night. Today fine, warm & still. One or two nasturtiums up (self sown). Turnips sown 22.4.40 are just up. The fly is already at these & at the seedling of sprouts etc. A few parsnips (sown … Continue reading

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22.4.40

Sunny & quite warm, but very windy. On a day like this the opening of a tulip can be watched & a distinct difference noted every few hours. Sowed turnips (2 rows, white), peas (English wonder – a bit early … Continue reading

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16.4.40

Frost again last night. Most of the day sunny but not too warm. Some falls of snow or sleet in the afternoon. Grape hyacinths, what there are of them, now well out. Some of the shallotts° branching. Planted 28 lb … Continue reading

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5.9.39

Have not been able to keep up the diary owing to travelling to & fro, dislocation caused by the war etc. The weather has been mainly hot & still. On the night of 2.9.39 a tremendous thunderstorm which went on … Continue reading

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16.8.39.

Hot. Ground again very dried up. Hoed onions & flowers in nursery beds, watered pumpkin & tomatoes, cut down broad beans, which have now got too big & are not worth leaving to ripen. Some turnips almost fit to pull. … Continue reading

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26.7.39.

Fine & warm. Finished thatching hay, as well as it can be done, which is not very well. However this is practice for another occasion when there is more hay. Stack is about 8’ x 6’ by 5’ at highest … Continue reading

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17.7.39.

Warmish in the morning, thunderstorms & heavy rain most of afternoon. Picked first peas, about 1lb. Thinned out turnips, which are very good & look untouched by the fly. Began digging patch for greens, but too wet to do much. … Continue reading

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