A further update on our outdoor container crops

It's still a bit cold for lots of vegetables outside at the moment, especially because of the frosts we seem to keep having overnight! However, we've got some relatively hardy crops that we started off a month or so ago. The Little Gem lettuces are not quite as far along as perhaps they would've been... Continue Reading →

Progress on the vegetables we have growing outside

We've got a variety of veg already growing in containers out in the back garden. First up, we have the Falco turnips which took less than a week to germinate! The spacing I did with the seeds doesn't look too bad so far, but only time will tell as more of the seeds germinate! The... Continue Reading →

Some early cropping salad too!

As well as our container courgettes, we thought we would start off some salad crops indoors. For now, we've sown some Little Gem and Iceberg lettuces and some Boston beetroot. The lettuces were initially sown in quarter seed trays, like most of our seeds, and then pricked out into these small cell trays (about 1 inch diameter). The... Continue Reading →

Update on our Charisma carrots

Last weekend, it was time to thin out the Charisma carrots. We sowed three seeds per station in these pots with the intention of thinning them down to one per station once they were large enough. We took each station in turn, determining which plant we considered was the straightest and strongest, snipping the others off... Continue Reading →

Charisma carrots

As we've mentioned before, we are members of the National Vegetable Society ("NVS"). Being a member of the NVS has lots of benefits, including: Quarterly magazine which includes lots of growing hints and tips An online forum where members can pose questions and share their growing experiences Access to local District Association meetings where you... Continue Reading →

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