Next up, it’s a cucumber update

As with the courgettes, we'll share progress on our early sowing of Tasty King cucumbers first. These have been growing on happily in their 3" pots with more compost gradually being added as the plant grew. However, over the bank holiday weekend, we planted these out in the greenhouse. We planted them out in bottomless... 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 →

Pricking out the Tasty King cucumbers

Last weekend, our Tasty King cucumbers needed pricking out. Firstly we prepared the pots. These are 3" square pots which we half filled with multipurpose compost. An addition we made to the compost was perlite. This can be added to compost to improve drainage as perlite is very porous and can soak up excess water.... 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 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 →

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