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 →

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 →

Some early cropping salad too!

As well as our container courgettes, we thought we would start off some salad crops indoors. For now, we've sown some Little Gem and Iceberg lettuces and some Boston beetroot. The lettuces were initially sown in quarter seed trays, like most of our seeds, and then pricked out into these small cell trays (about 1 inch diameter). The... Continue Reading →

A May update

We wanted to give a quick progress update on some of the other plants we're growing that haven't had much air time lately. Garlic They don't seem to have moved much since the last update, but we're hoping they're doing what they're supposed to be under the surface! Charisma carrots These carrots germinated well. You... 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 stratification before they will germinate. This is a process which imitates... Continue Reading →

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