The summer harvest continues

We had a very colourful harvest one day last week: cucumber, courgettes, tomatoes and strawberries! It's all worth it when you get to harvest some lovely homegrown fruit/veg and eat them! First up we've got a Tasty King cucumber. Although the plant still isn't that strong, it's producing some half decent little cucumbers. They're certainly... Continue Reading →

The summer harvest is beginning

We've been waiting patiently, for some of our veg to start producing fruits and they've come good over the past couple of weeks. First up we've got the courgettes. Here, we have four different varieties (from left to right): Midnight, Black Forest, Astia and Eight Ball. The last three are all new varieties to us... Continue Reading →

The strawberries haven’t turned out too badly

After an initial panic that our strawberry plants weren't growing as rapidly as we'd hoped, it turns out that even smallish plants can grow a fair crop of strawberries. This is the latest harvest! What this has got me wondering now is - how many strawberries could we have got if we'd started tending to... Continue Reading →

The strawberries are on their way!

After a steady start, although still not the most vigorous plants, the strawberries are starting to produce fruit. Unfortunately a couple had already got pecks in from birds, so it was time to cover the plants with a net before we lost them all to our feathered friends! We made a simple frame up around... Continue Reading →

Hanging basket strawberries

Although we mostly grow vegetables, we've also grown strawberries for the past couple of years. We gave you an update on our strawberry plants in the garden a couple of weeks ago, but here's an update on what we've got planned for some of the runners we took off these plants last year. Strawberries should... Continue Reading →

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