Second sowing of sugar snap peas incoming

We were so pleased with the Cascadia sugar snap peas that we're going to try another sowing, seeing as we have plenty of spare seeds. These were sown on Sunday 25 July. We filled cell trays with Seed and Modular compost and then dampened it slightly to help the pea seeds swell and germinate. We then... Continue Reading →

A continuous supply of container courgettes

We now have two sowings of container courgettes planted out. The earlier sowing are doing tremendously well now they have got going, producing one courgette per plant every 2 days on average (depending on the weather of course). Here's one of our recent harvests! The plants are doing well in their containers, and we are... Continue Reading →

Pricking out the container courgettes

It wasn't long before the courgettes were ready to be pricked out. The Midnight were ready first, so they got pricked out. The original Sunstripe we sowed rotted off unfortunately, so we sowed a couple more and one of those came, so that's been pricked out now, albeit a few days later. This is the two Midnight before we... Continue Reading →

Potting up our peppers

It's that time of year where everything is growing really fast. Despite commenting in our previous blog posts about how slowwww peppers are to grow (which I still stand by overall!), they have really got a wiggle on the past couple of weeks and were ready to pot on. Although it's often tempting, you should try... Continue Reading →

Reinvigorating the mint

We're getting ready to re-plant the herb garden for 2020. And this post focuses on the mint. Although mint is a perennial plant, we find that it grows with more vigour if you take cuttings each year and re-grow it. We have three types of mint: ordinary garden mint, apple mint and black peppermint. First,... Continue Reading →

Preparing the herb garden for 2020

Some herbs are perennials (grow again year after year), but lots of the ones that we grow are annuals (you need to re-grow them every year). These are some of the herbs we have sown for this year: garlic chives, italian parsley, chives and tarragon. We also have sage and thyme which have overwintered and... Continue Reading →

Some early cropping salad too!

As well as our container courgettes, we thought we would start off some salad crops indoors. For now, we've sown some Little Gem and Iceberg lettuces and some Boston beetroot. The lettuces were initially sown in quarter seed trays, like most of our seeds, and then pricked out into these small cell trays (about 1 inch diameter). The... Continue Reading →

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