Our first update on the tomatoes and courgettes

We sowed a number of varieties of tomatoes and some Midnight courgettes on 7 March. Below are some photos showing their progress by 14 March. It goes to show that although the plants themselves may take a little while to produce a fruit, it doesn't take long before they get moving and it's fun to... 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 →

Growing our own…tapas!

We are both quite into our food. Any excuse and we spend hours rustling up something for dinner. One of our favourite easy starters/meals is antipasti. And then last year, we discovered Padrons! They are best fried in a little oil until they blister and then sprinkled with some sea salt - delicious!! So this... Continue Reading →

Pricking out the chilli peppers and colourful cauliflowers

Just a week after sowing, the Machu Picchu, Navona and Graffiti were ready to prick out. Unfortunately, we haven't got round to writing this post until now though, so they've moved on a bit from now (see updated photos at the bottom of the post!) The cauliflowers were pricked out into 3 inch pots which... Continue Reading →

Next steps with the brassicas

The cauliflower and broccoli seeds we planted last week are now ready to be pricked out. We prick brassica plants out into 3" square pots where they will stay until they are planted out in the garden in a few weeks' time. The 3" pots are filled with multipurpose compost, firming this down gently before... Continue Reading →

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