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Plans for 2016

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

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 Smile.
joanne

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

More furniture, try and do a better job pruning
vegplot

Build a house.

Restore 2 more motorcycles.
sean

Build a house.

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You *always* say that. Wink

Rejig garden. Eradicate artichokes.
baldybloke

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

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 Rolling Eyes ).
jema

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

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

EV
Hairyloon

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

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-Cool 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

Build a house (with vegplot)
EV


You say that every year Smile
Slim

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

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

stuff sensible ,im planning to have fun otatop

Limited space, so I'm sticking with the tried and tested:- toms, runner beans, garlic, chillies, radishes, chard, herbs. I'll do gherkins instead of cucumbers though - better for the piccalilli. I have to get to grips with pruning the new espaliered apples, and I WILL be brutally firm about re-claiming space in MY shed this year. wellington womble

I'm dithering about a polytunnel. I have the space, but it needs a bit of maintaining. Probably I should get rid of the abandoned vehicles first. (Except they aren't really mine to dump) Not to mention cut down the undergrowth. JB

I would have plans if I had the time to have plans. As it is, short of a miracle and a time machine, anything I plan is just doomed to disappointment. sean

I would have plans if I had the time to have plans. As it is, short of a miracle and a time machine, anything I plan is just doomed to disappointment.

Hey, you built a terrific shed/playhouse thing. Unless I'm confusing you with someone else.
JB

[quote="sean:1455852"][quote="JB:1455851"]I would have plans if I had the time to have plans. As it is, short of a miracle and a time machine, anything I plan is just doomed to disappointment.[/quote]

Hey, you built a terrific shed/playhouse thing. Unless I'm confusing you with someone else.[/quote]

That was when I had time. Right now the fences are falling down, the gardens a bog and I've had to resort to contractors and gardeners neither of which I can afford and the use of which just leaves me feeling useless
Bodrighy

To continue to be thankful for my life, enjoy the good things and learn from any negative ones. Sounds twee but sorry, that's it.

pete
Slim

I would have plans if I had the time to have plans. As it is, short of a miracle and a time machine, anything I plan is just doomed to disappointment.

Hey, you built a terrific shed/playhouse thing. Unless I'm confusing you with someone else.

That was when I had time. Right now the fences are falling down, the gardens a bog and I've had to resort to contractors and gardeners neither of which I can afford and the use of which just leaves me feeling useless

Maybe 2016 is the year to downsize the gardens?

Or put in no-nonsense, no-upkeep plants?
Chez

I would have plans if I had the time to have plans. As it is, short of a miracle and a time machine, anything I plan is just doomed to disappointment.

Hey, you built a terrific shed/playhouse thing. Unless I'm confusing you with someone else.

That was when I had time. Right now the fences are falling down, the gardens a bog and I've had to resort to contractors and gardeners neither of which I can afford and the use of which just leaves me feeling useless

Time is my shortest resource, too. At the end if the day none of it matters a damn so long as you are all healthy and happy. Easier said than done, obviously Smile.
gz

Survive house move
Keep the Pirate from feeling down and carrying the world on his shoulders
Get workshop working
Wrangle finances, spend less , sell more
Get website updated and sorted to sell from there as well as Etsy
Grow food
Design unfitted kitchen for new home

oh, and keep riding our bikes....
Mistress Rose

Not much to do then Gz. All the best with it. I keep trying to get some semblance of order into the garden when I have the chance. I still have to get some small birch trees felled for the tops and make sure the ground is clear so they will coppice, make log sacks for the rest of the winter, help with log loads, make some besoms and try to do some other crafts, then prepare for charcoal making before Easter. Shan

I'm scaling back on variety and concentrating on what actually works in our garden. I will also be trying to get loads of compost for the raised beds. A general clean up is also on the cards. wellington womble

I'm over-planning, overwhelmed and under-prepared. It seems to be an integral part of my personality. I'm totally incapable of being realistic about what I can achieve, especially in the garden

Aquaponics, anybody? (I haven't planted my spring bulbs yet!!)
Chez

I think you should start keeping quail, in a convenient cage set up Smile Shan

I'm over-planning, overwhelmed and under-prepared. It seems to be an integral part of my personality. I'm totally incapable of being realistic about what I can achieve, especially in the garden

Aquaponics, anybody? (I haven't planted my spring bulbs yet!!)

I used to do that but with the cost of seeds these days and the uphill battle that is my garden, I am learning to be practical.
Behemoth

I think I'd better dig up last year's spuds. Went up the allotment at these dreariest of times. Looked a bit shabby. Probably need to spend some time renovating bits and pieces. frewen

Get some music exams and get a new job. Smile alison

Get some music exams and get a new job. Smile

Where is the like button. Very Happy
wellington womble

I think you should start keeping quail, in a convenient cage set up Smile

Funny you should say that, I was thinking of keeping them in the Polytunnel. I suppose the foxes would get in, though. Still, there's the greenhouse....

Shan, I don't mind a few quid on unplanted seeds. But I do get disappointed.
Mistress Rose

WW, you could keep them in a cage in the polytunnel. Shan

I think you should start keeping quail, in a convenient cage set up Smile

Funny you should say that, I was thinking of keeping them in the Polytunnel. I suppose the foxes would get in, though. Still, there's the greenhouse....

Shan, I don't mind a few quid on unplanted seeds. But I do get disappointed.

I don't mind the unplanted seeds, it's the ones that are clearly never going to work in my fantasy of a warmish summer and soil that is not mainly composed of rock and clay. Laughing
NorthernMonkeyGirl

I think you should start keeping quail, in a convenient cage set up Smile

Funny you should say that, I was thinking of keeping them in the Polytunnel. I suppose the foxes would get in, though. Still, there's the greenhouse....

Shan, I don't mind a few quid on unplanted seeds. But I do get disappointed.

I don't mind the unplanted seeds, it's the ones that are clearly never going to work in my fantasy of a warmish summer and soil that is not mainly composed of rock and clay. Laughing

I laugh in the face of certain disaster. You never know unless you try!
wellington womble

WW, you could keep them in a cage in the polytunnel.

I want them free range (although as they are minute most sensible cages are palatial). My main difficulty is that the foxes won't find out they are safely confined until after they've ripped the polythene to shreds, though. If I don't trap them soon, the bloody greenhouse is going to fall into a crater.
Mistress Rose

That is why I suggested a cage. Being small there are too many predators so being in a large cage gives them the best chance of survival. Shan

I think you should start keeping quail, in a convenient cage set up Smile

Funny you should say that, I was thinking of keeping them in the Polytunnel. I suppose the foxes would get in, though. Still, there's the greenhouse....

Shan, I don't mind a few quid on unplanted seeds. But I do get disappointed.

I don't mind the unplanted seeds, it's the ones that are clearly never going to work in my fantasy of a warmish summer and soil that is not mainly composed of rock and clay. Laughing

I laugh in the face of certain disaster. You never know unless you try!

Don't worry, I have had many years f not being sensible. Laughing
wellington womble

Pah, you never know, till you try!

You can't really keep quail outside. If I cage them in the polytunnel, the foxes will just tear the polythene to bits, and then discover they're in a cage. It'll fox the foxes, but the tunnel won't survive. I think I'd better get on top of the foxes before I try.
Chez

Can't you just leave the polytunnel open a crack so they can get in through the door like civilised predators? wellington womble

I could put a fox flap in (wouldn't that be a bit mean to both parties?!) NorthernMonkeyGirl

A guard llama is the obvious solution.
It'll need a bigger flap though.
Mistress Rose

Laughing
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