Second sowing of sugar snap peas incoming

We were so pleased with the Cascadia sugar snap peas that we're going to try another sowing, seeing as we have plenty of spare seeds. These were sown on Sunday 25 July. We filled cell trays with Seed and Modular compost and then dampened it slightly to help the pea seeds swell and germinate. We then... Continue Reading →

A series of unfortunate events

In the gardening world (or in life generally, to be honest), you can't have everything go exactly to plan. Although overall, we're having a very good growing season and are enjoying lots of tasty produce that we've been growing. However, we wanted to share a couple of things that haven't gone quite (or at all!)... Continue Reading →

Sugar snap peas – three ways

Now we've started picking the sugar snap peas, they just keep coming. We've had them for countless meals now (not that we're complaining!), so we wanted to share our top three meals with you. Vegetable stir fry (you can even see a few bits of purple cauliflower here!) Green Thai curry (oh, and more purple... Continue Reading →

Peculiar horizontal cucumbers

As you'll know if you've been following our blog posts, we've been growing three varieties of outdoor cucumbers this year: Marketmore, Tasty King and Diva. My favourites are the Diva, a snack size cucumber. I harvested this one shortly after taking the photo and ate it before it even got out of the garden! Next... Continue Reading →

The peppers are starting to ripen!

It's been a long wait, but the peppers are starting to ripen. Well...one variety is, the Snackbite. We've grown this variety before and they're absolutely delicious, so very much looking forward to trying this one out in the next few days once its fully ripened. In other pepper news, the Basket of Fire are clearly... Continue Reading →

Outdoor cucumber progress

Our outdoor cucumbers are all doing well. The Marketmore are growing up their wire mesh nicely. Unlike the other plants, we are not tying these up with string, and are instead relying on the plants to climb the wire mesh and cling on using their tendrils. They seem to be getting on alright so far! Therefore, the... Continue Reading →

Progress with the container courgettes

The first sowing of container courgettes are continuing in the way they started off - the British Summertime is growing quite wildly on the left hand side (probably because it is not designed to be shoved in a container!) and the Midnight which are the three on the left are growing incredibly compactly, as you... Continue Reading →

Here come the colourful cauliflowers!

After our trial brassica update last week, we've got a further update. The Graffiti purple cauliflowers that were just starting to form have got much bigger over the past week. And yesterday we enjoyed this one in our turkey teriyaki stir fry! We find that the purple cauliflower can look a little unappealing if boiled... Continue Reading →

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