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 →

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 →

Sowing some more container crops

This weekend, we sowed some more seeds in containers. This time, it was Solo and Golden Eye beetroot, the first being regular red beetroot, and the other a yellow coloured beetroot - a new variety for us this year. We also sowed some Mixed Leaf lettuce, Bulls Blood beet leaves, Flyaway carrots and Rougette radishes.... 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 →

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 →

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