The product of successive sowings

We've mentioned before that successive sowings of crops is a great way to spread out the length of time you are able to enjoy a particular vegetable. It also hopefully prevents you having massive gluts of each vegetable where you find that you've got enough to be eating it three times a day, and then... Continue Reading →

Planting out the early salad crops

The lettuce and beetroot that we have been growing were ready to plant out this week. We are growing these ones in pots so that we can provide them with some protection from the frost by bringing them in to the cold greenhouse overnight. Otherwise, our later sowings of lettuce and beetroot will be planted... Continue Reading →

Putting some of the time I’m not spending commuting to good use

We've been a bit quiet on here for the past few months - we bought our first house last October, and a lot of our time since then has been spent doing various bits and pieces to do with the renovation of that! We won't bore you with too much of the detail, but hope... Continue Reading →

You win some you lose some. Update on the psychedelic vegetable kit!

The kit has been growing with varying amounts of success across the different crops...! Spring onions Only two germinated, and then one of those didn't make it to this stage. The remaining one is still growing away in the pot (a pot big enough to fit 50 in!) but never mind, we'll see how it... Continue Reading →

Psychedelic salad

Chris was bought a "Psychdelic salad" growing kit for his birthday which contained: red spring onions, yellow spherical cucumbers, multicoloured radishes and beetroot and red lettuce. A couple of weeks ago, we set about sowing each of them. The radishes and spring onions were sown directly into 10 litre pots in multipurpose compost which were... Continue Reading →

Lettuce (let us) chill

Lettuces can be a funny one to try and germinate, albeit one of the easiest to grow once you've got them beyond this point. Therefore, we thought we'd given a step-by-step guide to how we sow our lettuces to get them germinated. Most seeds require┬ástratification before they will germinate. This is a process which imitates... Continue Reading →

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