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 →

An update on 2022 progress so far

Over the past couple of weeks, we've been sowing a number of different seeds. Therefore, we thought we'd provide an update on where they're all at now. First up, we have the Tasty King cucumbers. They're growing on quite well in their 3" pots and are starting to form their first true leaves. As we... 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 →

The brassica harvest begins…

As you may remember, we sowed some "trial" brassicas back in March to test open packets of seeds that we had left over from last season. We sowed three of a variety of seeds: cauliflowers, broccoli and romanesco cauliflowers. The first cauliflower variety is now ready to harvest. These are Barcelona. Not the best looking... 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 →

Trialling the brassica seeds

Different seeds have different shelf lives, with the shelf life typically decreasing once the sealed packet has been opened. But we always think it's a shame to just throw the remainder of a packet of seed from one year away the following year if you didn't finish it. Therefore, early on in the season we... Continue Reading →

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