Courgette catch up

The courgettes are certainly enjoying the hot weather we've been having. Well, providing they are kept adequately watered that is. They drink a lot of water on hot days, especially when they're grown in containers, so we're giving our water day and night at the moment. But it seems to be working. The first sowing... Continue Reading →

What else have we got growing in the greenhouse?

Our Kermit and Baby Bell aubergines are growing away nicely in their 10 litre pots in the greenhouse. It's surprising how much they've grown in the short time since they've been potted up. As with our other container crops, we're watering these morning and night, including a high nitrogen liquid feed every couple of days.... Continue Reading →

Some potting up needed doing

We had some potting up to do the other week: chard, soya beans and sweetcorn. Below are a few before and after photos! Chard We potted these up from their cell trays into 3" square pots in multipurpose compost. Soya beans We did the same with our soya beans. Unfortunately, the germination even from the... Continue Reading →

Progress with our sugar snap peas

Our first sowing of peas are growing well up their metal wire. However, they are a bit unruly to begin with, as not all the plants want to grow up the wire you provide them with unfortunately! Therefore, last weekend we pulled the net gently away from the plants and detached any tendrils that were... Continue Reading →

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