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 →

Romanesco and purple cauliflower update

Our Purple and Romanesco cauliflowers are growing nicely since we planted them out a few weeks ago. These are starting to get a few weeds around them now, so we'll need to clear these soon otherwise they'll be taking over the place. It also won't be long before the plants bulk up really rapidly and... Continue Reading →

An update on the colourful cauliflowers

  The weekend before last, our Romanesco and purple cauliflowers were ready to be planted out. We had five plants in total, as unfortunately we'd lost one of the purple cauliflowers between pricking out and planting out. It's stem had rotted off for some reason, so we'd had to throw that one away. We dug... Continue Reading →

Strawberries: it’s fruit too, not just vegetables!

We've grown strawberries for the last couple of years, but we felt like they needed a bit of a refresh this year for a couple of reasons: The plants we had been growing were becoming less prolific and the runners we'd taken weren't looking too great The plants we had been growing were given to... Continue Reading →

Sowing pretty cauliflowers and planting garlic

This year we wanted to try Romanesco cauliflowers. We bought a lovely bright green variety, Navona which caught our eye, as well as Graffiti, a purple cauliflower! The seed packets recommend they are grown as autumn harvesting varieties, which would mean sowing in April/May. However, we couldn't wait to give them a try, so we sowed a couple... Continue Reading →

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