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 →

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 →

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 →

Putting some of the time I’m not spending commuting to good use

We've been a bit quiet on here for the past few months - we bought our first house last October, and a lot of our time since then has been spent doing various bits and pieces to do with the renovation of that! We won't bore you with too much of the detail, but hope... Continue Reading →

We’ve managed to stick to one of our New Year’s Resolutions so far…

We grew a few different types of peppers and chillies last year. Some of them we really liked, and others we were pleased we'd tried, but wouldn't be in a massive hurry to try again. But that's just how it goes, we live and learn, and that's all part of the fun! One thing we... Continue Reading →

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