Romanesco and purple cauliflower update

Our Purple and Romanesco cauliflowers are growing nicely since we planted them out a few weeks ago. These are starting to get a few weeds around them now, so we'll need to clear these soon otherwise they'll be taking over the place. It also won't be long before the plants bulk up really rapidly and... Continue Reading →

Progress on what can only be described as small purple spaceships…

We decided to grow Kohl Rabi this year. We've never tried it before, but thought it looked nice so wanted to give it a go. In fact, we think the plants when mature look like little purple spaceships. But maybe that's just us... Last weekend, the plants were ready to be planted out. Well we... Continue Reading →

Psychedelic salad

Chris was bought a "Psychdelic salad" growing kit for his birthday which contained: red spring onions, yellow spherical cucumbers, multicoloured radishes and beetroot and red lettuce. A couple of weeks ago, we set about sowing each of them. The radishes and spring onions were sown directly into 10 litre pots in multipurpose compost which were... Continue Reading →

Super sweetcorn

We also wanted to try growing sweetcorn this year. Firstly, we wanted to grow the coloured sweetcorn, but turned out this is only ornamental, and we're all about things we can eat, so traditional yellow sweetcorn it was! We decided on a variety called Earliking, which was supposed to be a really sweet variety. So we thought... Continue Reading →

Lettuce (let us) chill

Lettuces can be a funny one to try and germinate, albeit one of the easiest to grow once you've got them beyond this point. Therefore, we thought we'd given a step-by-step guide to how we sow our lettuces to get them germinated. Most seeds require stratification before they will germinate. This is a process which imitates... Continue Reading →

An update on the colourful cauliflowers

  The weekend before last, our Romanesco and purple cauliflowers were ready to be planted out. We had five plants in total, as unfortunately we'd lost one of the purple cauliflowers between pricking out and planting out. It's stem had rotted off for some reason, so we'd had to throw that one away. We dug... Continue Reading →

Strawberries: it’s fruit too, not just vegetables!

We've grown strawberries for the last couple of years, but we felt like they needed a bit of a refresh this year for a couple of reasons: The plants we had been growing were becoming less prolific and the runners we'd taken weren't looking too great The plants we had been growing were given to... Continue Reading →

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