The strawberries are on their way!

After a steady start, although still not the most vigorous plants, the strawberries are starting to produce fruit. Unfortunately a couple had already got pecks in from birds, so it was time to cover the plants with a net before we lost them all to our feathered friends! We made a simple frame up around... Continue Reading →

Outdoor cucumbers

Cucumbers can be quite demanding vegetables to grow, well compared to others we grow anyway. They don't like too much direct sunlight, too much water around their stem or too much wind when they're young plants, but once they've got going, outdoor cucumbers seem to be virtually invincible! So we'd recommend sticking with it, as... Continue Reading →

Container courgettes are now planted out

We sowed our main sowing of courgettes for containers on 26 April. These were planted outside in their containers on 24 May, so they don't take long really! As a reminder, we have a Midnight and a Sunstripe in this sowing. As with our other planting out in containers, we make a hold just larger than the pot the... Continue Reading →

Container courgette progress

As a reminder, the two varieties we're growing in our main sowing of courgettes for containers are Midnight and Sunstripe. Both are designed to be grown in containers, but one is green and one is yellow! This is what the plants look like now. And weirdly enough, even though the Sunstripe that we originally sowed didn't germinate so we had... Continue Reading →

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