A further update on our outdoor container crops

It's still a bit cold for lots of vegetables outside at the moment, especially because of the frosts we seem to keep having overnight! However, we've got some relatively hardy crops that we started off a month or so ago. The Little Gem lettuces are not quite as far along as perhaps they would've been... Continue Reading →

Our latest batch of seeds are sown

The latest crops that we have sown are chard, chop suey greens and soya beans. We've grown chard before, both the orange variety, Fantasia, and the red variety, Intense. However, the chop suey greens and soya beans are new ones for us for 2021. We sowed the chard and soya beans in small cell trays... Continue Reading →

Planting out our early tomatoes

Now the greenhouse is up and running, we have somewhere to house the early tomato plants that Dad has been growing for us. These are a variety called Mimi, a lovely sweet yellow cherry tomato variety that we've grown for the past couple of years. We find that to grow the best tomato plants, i.e.... Continue Reading →

Update on our Easter cucurbit sowings

It doesn't take courgettes and cucumbers long to germinate. As with our pak choi seedlings, these are pricked out into 3" pots in multipurpose compost. The plants will grow on in these pots until they are ready to plant out. These will need to be kept under glass until the risk of frost has passed,... Continue Reading →

Making the greenhouse look brand new (ish!)

Next up on the list of preparations for the greenhouse being erected was washing the panes of glass. We sorted ourselves a little conveyor belt system where we washed the panes with warm soapy water, rinsed them down with clean cold water. It was surprising how dirty the panes of glass were! We didn't realise... Continue Reading →

Progress on the vegetables we have growing outside

We've got a variety of veg already growing in containers out in the back garden. First up, we have the Falco turnips which took less than a week to germinate! The spacing I did with the seeds doesn't look too bad so far, but only time will tell as more of the seeds germinate! The... Continue Reading →

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