Update on our Easter cucurbit sowings

It doesn't take courgettes and cucumbers long to germinate. As with our pak choi seedlings, these are pricked out into 3" pots in multipurpose compost. The plants will grow on in these pots until they are ready to plant out. These will need to be kept under glass until the risk of frost has passed,... Continue Reading →

Planting out our container courgettes

Our early sowing of Midnight courgettes were ready to plant out into their pots last weekend. As our greenhouse is still not fully erected, they are staying at my parent's house in the polytunnel to protect them from the colder weather. Which is lucky, as we've had some cold nights this week! We planted them... 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 →

An update on some of the other things we have growing

First up, we have an update on the Midnight courgettes. These are currently growing on in Dad's polytunnel, as we don't have anywhere to keep them just now. The greenhouse still needs to be assembled, but hopefully it won't be too long! It doesn't take them long though. Last week they were just starting to... Continue Reading →

Courgette progress

Courgettes are extremely fast growing compared to lots of other vegetable plants. Don't get me wrong, it'll still be a fair while before we have any courgettes to eat, but you can really see the difference in the size of the plant itself week-on-week. This is a quick photo showing how much the Midnight seedlings... Continue Reading →

A seed sowing recap

For those of you who have been following our blog for a while, you will have read much of the detail we're going to include below before. However, we think that sowing seeds well is super important when it comes to growing strong plants and ultimately being successful (most of the time!) with your vegetable... Continue Reading →

Progress with the container courgettes

The first sowing of container courgettes are continuing in the way they started off - the British Summertime is growing quite wildly on the left hand side (probably because it is not designed to be shoved in a container!) and the Midnight which are the three on the left are growing incredibly compactly, as you... Continue Reading →

A rainbow (well green and yellow!) of container courgettes

The Sunstripe courgette has got its first courgettes forming - very exciting! And as advertised, it is virtually spineless which is great news, as the spines can be very prickly at times, and for some reason seem to react with my skin to give me a rash! The Midnight are further ahead. We've already had... Continue Reading →

A continuous supply of container courgettes

We now have two sowings of container courgettes planted out. The earlier sowing are doing tremendously well now they have got going, producing one courgette per plant every 2 days on average (depending on the weather of course). Here's one of our recent harvests! The plants are doing well in their containers, and we are... Continue Reading →

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