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 →

Planting out our early tomatoes

Now the greenhouse is up and running, we have somewhere to house the early tomato plants that Dad has been growing for us. These are a variety called Mimi, a lovely sweet yellow cherry tomato variety that we've grown for the past couple of years. We find that to grow the best tomato plants, i.e.... Continue Reading →

Hanging basket strawberries

Although we mostly grow vegetables, we've also grown strawberries for the past couple of years. We gave you an update on our strawberry plants in the garden a couple of weeks ago, but here's an update on what we've got planned for some of the runners we took off these plants last year. Strawberries should... Continue Reading →

Early cropping container courgettes

We would usually sow our courgettes around the third week in April. This means that by the time they are ready to plant out, the chance of a frost is reduced where we live, therefore giving them the best start to their growing lives. Given the lockdown we're currently under, we thought we'd sow a... Continue Reading →

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