Hanging basket strawberries

Although we mostly grow vegetables, we've also grown strawberries for the past couple of years. We gave you an update on our strawberry plants in the garden a couple of weeks ago, but here's an update on what we've got planned for some of the runners we took off these plants last year. Strawberries should... Continue Reading →

Potting up our peppers

It's that time of year where everything is growing really fast. Despite commenting in our previous blog posts about how slowwww¬†peppers are to grow (which I still stand by overall!), they have really got a wiggle on the past couple of weeks and were ready to pot on. Although it's often tempting, you should try... Continue Reading →

Reinvigorating the mint

We're getting ready to re-plant the herb garden for 2020. And this post focuses on the mint. Although mint is a perennial plant, we find that it grows with more vigour if you take cuttings each year and re-grow it. We have three types of mint: ordinary garden mint, apple mint and black peppermint. First,... Continue Reading →

Planting out the early salad crops

The lettuce and beetroot that we have been growing were ready to plant out this week. We are growing these ones in pots so that we can provide them with some protection from the frost by bringing them in to the cold greenhouse overnight. Otherwise, our later sowings of lettuce and beetroot will be planted... Continue Reading →

Trialling the brassica seeds

Different seeds have different shelf lives, with the shelf life typically decreasing once the sealed packet has been opened. But we always think it's a shame to just throw the remainder of a packet of seed from one year away the following year if you didn't finish it. Therefore, early on in the season we... Continue Reading →

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