Bank holiday sowing

We took the bank holiday weekend as an opportunity to sow some more vegetables to enjoy over the summer months. First up, Chris was sowing some Rougette radishes and some mixed leaf salad in containers. These are sown in multi-purpose compost and then covered with some sieved compost to exclude the light whilst the seeds... Continue Reading →

Sowing our early Midnight courgettes

For the last couple of years, we've done an extra early sowing of courgettes that we've grown under cover until it's warm enough to place them outside. This year is no exception, so our Midnight courgettes were sown on 6 March. As usual with cucurbits like courgettes, we sowed the seeds on their edge to... Continue Reading →

Pricking out some of our tomatoes, and sowing a few more varieties!

It didn't take our initial sowing of tomatoes long to germinate - under a week in fact! Here, we're pricking some of the Pink Honeymoon out into cell trays. Unfortunately these had got slightly leggy waiting for us to get to Mum and Dad's to prick them out at the weekend, but fear not, we... Continue Reading →

Sowing some tomatoes for 2022

After growing over ten varieties of tomatoes last year, we are trying to keep numbers down this year. We'll probably still grow the same overall number of plants, but grow more than one of the varieties we really like rather than one of lots of different varieties. That being said, on a first sweep of... Continue Reading →

Sowing small onions

We started off some Santero and Red Baron onions last weekend. Neither are new varieties to us, in fact, they're firm favourites. And we're hoping that these will produce some small onions (around 8-10oz each) by the time we come to harvest. The benefit of Santero is that it's downy mildew resistant too. So if... Continue Reading →

Other early seed sowings

Last weekend, we also did some other sowings. These were mainly for trial purposes to see whether the seeds we'd been sowing last year were still viable. Although we're hoping that they're still germinating because it means we can use the seed for another year, we're also secretly hoping that the trial seeds germinate so... Continue Reading →

A seed sowing recap

For those of you who have been following our blog for a while, you will have read much of the detail we're going to include below before. However, we think that sowing seeds well is super important when it comes to growing strong plants and ultimately being successful (most of the time!) with your vegetable... Continue Reading →

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