Easter seed sowing

We managed to make some time (between eating chocolate eggs and lots of other home baked goodies!) to do some gardening on Easter Sunday. This time, it was sowing some more courgettes, and sowing our first cucumbers of the season. The varieties we've gone for are: Piccolo - an round/oval shaped green striped courgette. They... 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 →

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 →

The outdoor cucumbers are really going for it!

If you remember, we have a few varieties of cucumbers that we are trying outside. Marketmore, Diva, and Tasty King. The Marketmore are the most advanced, and have now reached the top of their canes and are starting to make their own way up the wire netting. As we said before, we usually take the... Continue Reading →

Taking cucumber cuttings to grow more plants

It's always a good idea to have successional sowings of the various vegetables you grow to length their harvest period. Therefore, we would always recommend sowing little but often. However, you don't always have to start again from seed. Instead, you can take cuttings from the existing plant and root these. Cucumbers are an example... Continue Reading →

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