Quick progress update now we’re in to March

After our initial bumpy ride with the Little Gem lettuce, they're now romping away in their cell tray. As lettuces are relatively hardy, these have now been moved into our greenhouse which is unheated, and they're growing away nicely. Fingers crossed that in a couple of weeks they will be ready to plant out into... Continue Reading →

Other early seed sowings

Last weekend, we also did some other sowings. These were mainly for trial purposes to see whether the seeds we'd been sowing last year were still viable. Although we're hoping that they're still germinating because it means we can use the seed for another year, we're also secretly hoping that the trial seeds germinate so... 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 →

Where have our brassicas got to?

Compared to some of the vegetables we're growing, brassicas are much more of a long game. Although these were sown back on 22 March, they're still not ready to harvest. Fingers crossed they are worth the wait, they usually are! As you can see, they're much larger than they were when we planted them out,... Continue Reading →

Planting out our trial brassicas

Hopefully you've been finding our "trial brassica" journey interesting and helpful so far. And this is where it really begins - the planting out! Before planting out, we gave each plant the usual treatment - a good soak in some diluted Maxicrop seaweed. We find that this gives the plants a good start when they're... Continue Reading →

Pricking out the chilli peppers and colourful cauliflowers

Just a week after sowing, the Machu Picchu, Navona and Graffiti were ready to prick out. Unfortunately, we haven't got round to writing this post until now though, so they've moved on a bit from now (see updated photos at the bottom of the post!) The cauliflowers were pricked out into 3 inch pots which... Continue Reading →

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