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 →

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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