Category Archives: Vegetables

Autumn diary

I had meant to try and write a short post each week, including diary updates of what I’ve been up to in the garden, but I got a bit sidelined into something else important. Oh well… So for this post … Continue reading

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Chillies

After a bit of a break I decided to grow chillies again this year. This was after I was given some seeds as a Christmas gift. I haven’t bothered for a few years as I always grew far more than … Continue reading

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Potatoes 2016

I thought I’d write short reviews of the crops I grew this year and ideas of what i want to do differently next year. So I’ll start with the potatoes I harvested a few weekends ago. They were Sarpo Mira, … Continue reading

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St George’s Day weekend

Trying a different tack with the blog today – just going to post some pics from the weekend.  Spent Saturday in the garden working on the veg patch – sowed a few more seeds, spread some compost, erected the sunflower … Continue reading

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Yay! The vege plot is Go!

Haven’t blogged for quite a few weeks – May is such a busy month in the garden. And I’ve made 2 dresses and been knitting too. Oh, and finished another module for my Master’s degree. So it’s been a bit … Continue reading

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What to do with 175 tomato plants?

See. the packet of seed was 2 years old this year – and that’s my rule to avoid non-germination disappointment. 2 years and then chuck them away. So, I thought, may as well sow them all. Then I sat down … Continue reading

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Compost City

So, this weekend was a busy family weekend, but we did manage to fit in a few hours in the garden today. Keith continued clearing the space for the tree planting in a few weeks. We have lots of neighbours … Continue reading

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Mystery greenhouse pests

In an attempt to get more use out of the greenhouse in Winter (and to prove to himself that a polytunnel is a great idea), I planted some winter salad crops in large containers under the benches. My plan is … Continue reading

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Inspirational Trip to Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT)

We had been meaning to get to CAT for some time, mainly to take a look at the forest garden and polytunnels because they’re both ways we’d like to develop our garden. Plus, we really like it. But the trip … Continue reading

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Great Garden Plans 2012

Early in 2012, we decided to put the veg beds under cover in order to concentrate on a few projects – like getting the back garden and courtyard sorted. But then, when we thought about it, there were loads of … Continue reading

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