Super sweetcorn

We also wanted to try growing sweetcorn this year. Firstly, we wanted to grow the coloured sweetcorn, but turned out this is only ornamental, and we're all about things we can eat, so traditional yellow sweetcorn it was! We decided on a variety called Earliking, which was supposed to be a really sweet variety. So we thought... 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 →

Somewhere over the…Rainbow Chard

We sowed our Fantasia and Intense rainbow chard on 24 March. One is orange, and one is red, so we're hoping to grow a nice colourful crop with these! We sowed one seed per cell in Seed and Modular compost, pushing each seed gently into the compost. We then covered these with vermiculite, a sheet of glass and some... Continue Reading →

Charisma carrots

As we've mentioned before, we are members of the National Vegetable Society ("NVS"). Being a member of the NVS has lots of benefits, including: Quarterly magazine which includes lots of growing hints and tips An online forum where members can pose questions and share their growing experiences Access to local District Association meetings where you... Continue Reading →

Growing our own…tapas!

We are both quite into our food. Any excuse and we spend hours rustling up something for dinner. One of our favourite easy starters/meals is antipasti. And then last year, we discovered Padrons! They are best fried in a little oil until they blister and then sprinkled with some sea salt - delicious!! So this... Continue Reading →

Sowing pretty cauliflowers and planting garlic

This year we wanted to try Romanesco cauliflowers. We bought a lovely bright green variety, Navona which caught our eye, as well as Graffiti, a purple cauliflower! The seed packets recommend they are grown as autumn harvesting varieties, which would mean sowing in April/May. However, we couldn't wait to give them a try, so we sowed a couple... Continue Reading →

It’s finally hotting up! – Sowing the Chilli Peppers

The sowing season is now very much upon us, and this weekend we sowed our Machu Picchu Chilli Pepper seeds. It was a very simple process, and didn't involve anything out of the ordinary!  First of all we filled the seed tray with seed and modular compost (which is much finer than regular compost, therefore... Continue Reading →

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