Our new cucumber varieties

Luckily, our Striped Armenian cucumbers are starting to pick up after an initial strike on being moved to our greenhouse. One is doing better than the other (this being the better one). I think they've improved for two reasons: 1. We started giving them more water; and 2. we gave them sun hats (yes, that... Continue Reading →

Maintenance required in the greenhouse

After a couple of weeks of throwing water around in the greenhouse keeping the tomatoes, aubergines and peppers topped up with food and drink, you've guess it - we've got weeds! Below are "before" and "after" photos. It didn't take long, but I made sure to get up extra early to get in there and... Continue Reading →

Courgette catch up

The courgettes are certainly enjoying the hot weather we've been having. Well, providing they are kept adequately watered that is. They drink a lot of water on hot days, especially when they're grown in containers, so we're giving our water day and night at the moment. But it seems to be working. The first sowing... Continue Reading →

What else have we got growing in the greenhouse?

Our Kermit and Baby Bell aubergines are growing away nicely in their 10 litre pots in the greenhouse. It's surprising how much they've grown in the short time since they've been potted up. As with our other container crops, we're watering these morning and night, including a high nitrogen liquid feed every couple of days.... Continue Reading →

Courgette and pepper update

It was time to start potting up our second sowing of courgettes and some peppers into their lifetime pots last weekend. We've got a couple of new varieties of courgettes we're trying here: Eight Ball, Astia and Black Forest. They all produce slightly different fruit shapes, sizes and colours, but are all designed for growing... Continue Reading →

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