The outdoor cucumbers are really going for it!

If you remember, we have a few varieties of cucumbers that we are trying outside. Marketmore, Diva, and Tasty King. The Marketmore are the most advanced, and have now reached the top of their canes and are starting to make their own way up the wire netting. As we said before, we usually take the... Continue Reading →

Thinning out the turnips

As we mentioned in our article the other week, the turnips are growing really well in their container so far. And are starting to produce tiny turnips! Unfortunately, there's not enough space in the container to fit them all in to maturity though. Therefore, we thinned them out at the weekend. This is the end... Continue Reading →

The product of successive sowings

We've mentioned before that successive sowings of crops is a great way to spread out the length of time you are able to enjoy a particular vegetable. It also hopefully prevents you having massive gluts of each vegetable where you find that you've got enough to be eating it three times a day, and then... 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 →

Container courgettes are now planted out

We sowed our main sowing of courgettes for containers on 26 April. These were planted outside in their containers on 24 May, so they don't take long really! As a reminder, we have a Midnight and a Sunstripe in this sowing. As with our other planting out in containers, we make a hold just larger than the pot the... Continue Reading →

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