The summer harvest continues

We had a very colourful harvest one day last week: cucumber, courgettes, tomatoes and strawberries! It's all worth it when you get to harvest some lovely homegrown fruit/veg and eat them! First up we've got a Tasty King cucumber. Although the plant still isn't that strong, it's producing some half decent little cucumbers. They're certainly... Continue Reading →

Latest progress in the greenhouse

As well as the tomatoes, we also have some cucumbers and peppers growing in the greenhouse. And we have our first pepper, Redskin formed. The rest of the plants all have plenty of flowers on, but we haven't found any more peppers that have formed yet. We are keeping our eyes peeled though! The Striped... Continue Reading →

Our new cucumber varieties

Luckily, our Striped Armenian cucumbers are starting to pick up after an initial strike on being moved to our greenhouse. One is doing better than the other (this being the better one). I think they've improved for two reasons: 1. We started giving them more water; and 2. we gave them sun hats (yes, that... Continue Reading →

Maintenance required in the greenhouse

After a couple of weeks of throwing water around in the greenhouse keeping the tomatoes, aubergines and peppers topped up with food and drink, you've guess it - we've got weeds! Below are "before" and "after" photos. It didn't take long, but I made sure to get up extra early to get in there and... Continue Reading →

Update on our Easter cucurbit sowings

It doesn't take courgettes and cucumbers long to germinate. As with our pak choi seedlings, these are pricked out into 3" pots in multipurpose compost. The plants will grow on in these pots until they are ready to plant out. These will need to be kept under glass until the risk of frost has passed,... Continue Reading →

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