The peppers needed pricking out

Last weekend, some of our peppers needed pricking out. For those of you totally new to growing, "pricking out" is the term used for transplanting recently germinated seedlings into their first pot or cell tray. After this, it is typically referred to as "potting on" or "planting out" depending on whether you're upgrading the plant's... Continue Reading →

A few lessons learned in 2021

Although overall we were really pleased with how our little garden grew for us last year, but this post is focused on some of our learnings from the 2021 growing season. We'll come on to celebrate some of our favourite bits in a future post. Our first one relates to peppers. Although we've just about... Continue Reading →

Early cropping tomatoes

We've been growing a variety of tomatoes for a couple of years now called Yellow Mimi. It's a yellow, cherry tomato that we originally came across as a result of our membership with The National Vegetable Society. As part of our membership each year, the Society's sponsors provide some free packets of seeds to members.... Continue Reading →

Making the greenhouse look brand new (ish!)

Next up on the list of preparations for the greenhouse being erected was washing the panes of glass. We sorted ourselves a little conveyor belt system where we washed the panes with warm soapy water, rinsed them down with clean cold water. It was surprising how dirty the panes of glass were! We didn't realise... Continue Reading →

Some more progress with the greenhouse

Now we'd cleaned the greenhouse frame up, we dismantled it to transport it round the side of the house and into the back garden. Needless to say, what we thought was going to be a quick job in theory really wasn't, and involved various different methods to try and get the nuts and bolts loose... Continue Reading →

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 →

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