Sowing some more container crops

This weekend, we sowed some more seeds in containers. This time, it was Solo and Golden Eye beetroot, the first being regular red beetroot, and the other a yellow coloured beetroot - a new variety for us this year. We also sowed some Mixed Leaf lettuce, Bulls Blood beet leaves, Flyaway carrots and Rougette radishes.... Continue Reading →

Our latest batch of seeds are sown

The latest crops that we have sown are chard, chop suey greens and soya beans. We've grown chard before, both the orange variety, Fantasia, and the red variety, Intense. However, the chop suey greens and soya beans are new ones for us for 2021. We sowed the chard and soya beans in small cell trays... Continue Reading →

Easter seed sowing

We managed to make some time (between eating chocolate eggs and lots of other home baked goodies!) to do some gardening on Easter Sunday. This time, it was sowing some more courgettes, and sowing our first cucumbers of the season. The varieties we've gone for are: Piccolo - an round/oval shaped green striped courgette. They... Continue Reading →

Second sowing of sugar snap peas incoming

We were so pleased with the Cascadia sugar snap peas that we're going to try another sowing, seeing as we have plenty of spare seeds. These were sown on Sunday 25 July. We filled cell trays with Seed and Modular compost and then dampened it slightly to help the pea seeds swell and germinate. We then... Continue Reading →

What else can you grow in containers?

So we've done courgettes, lettuces and beetroot that are planted out into containers. However, we thought we'd do a few containers that we were going to sow the seeds straight in to. We prepare the containers in exactly the same way: Put some garden soil into the bottom of the container to provide the pot... Continue Reading →

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