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 →

Planting out our container courgettes

Our early sowing of Midnight courgettes were ready to plant out into their pots last weekend. As our greenhouse is still not fully erected, they are staying at my parent's house in the polytunnel to protect them from the colder weather. Which is lucky, as we've had some cold nights this week! We planted them... Continue Reading →

An update on some of the other things we have growing

First up, we have an update on the Midnight courgettes. These are currently growing on in Dad's polytunnel, as we don't have anywhere to keep them just now. The greenhouse still needs to be assembled, but hopefully it won't be too long! It doesn't take them long though. Last week they were just starting to... Continue Reading →

Our first update on the tomatoes and courgettes

We sowed a number of varieties of tomatoes and some Midnight courgettes on 7 March. Below are some photos showing their progress by 14 March. It goes to show that although the plants themselves may take a little while to produce a fruit, it doesn't take long before they get moving and it's fun to... Continue Reading →

Eye catching chillies

Although we haven't tried one yet to test how hot it is, the Basket of Fire chilli peppers have not taken too much looking after throughout the season. Although they have quite a long growing period (we sowed them back in January!) they have grown away nicely in their containers, just needing some water/a bit... 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 →

Harvesting the elephant garlic

We won a few elephant garlic cloves in one of our National Vegetable Society Essex District Association raffles at the beginning of 2020. We tried to grow garlic last year with little success, but we were up for giving it another go this year! We grew the garlic in multipurpose compost last year, but we... Continue Reading →

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