Peculiar horizontal cucumbers

As you'll know if you've been following our blog posts, we've been growing three varieties of outdoor cucumbers this year: Marketmore, Tasty King and Diva. My favourites are the Diva, a snack size cucumber. I harvested this one shortly after taking the photo and ate it before it even got out of the garden! Next... Continue Reading →

Outdoor cucumber progress

Our outdoor cucumbers are all doing well. The Marketmore are growing up their wire mesh nicely. Unlike the other plants, we are not tying these up with string, and are instead relying on the plants to climb the wire mesh and cling on using their tendrils. They seem to be getting on alright so far! Therefore, the... Continue Reading →

The outdoor cucumbers are really going for it!

If you remember, we have a few varieties of cucumbers that we are trying outside. Marketmore, Diva, and Tasty King. The Marketmore are the most advanced, and have now reached the top of their canes and are starting to make their own way up the wire netting. As we said before, we usually take the... Continue Reading →

Thinning out the turnips

As we mentioned in our article the other week, the turnips are growing really well in their container so far. And are starting to produce tiny turnips! Unfortunately, there's not enough space in the container to fit them all in to maturity though. Therefore, we thinned them out at the weekend. This is the end... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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