Anyone else got a glut of courgettes?

We shouldn't complain, as courgettes are my favourite seasonal vegetable. However, I think maybe we got overexcited with the number of plants we needed to feed two of us as it turns out we have courgettes coming out of our ears. We've had them in stir frys, as a side of veg with almost any... Continue Reading →

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 →

Courgette catch up

The courgettes are certainly enjoying the hot weather we've been having. Well, providing they are kept adequately watered that is. They drink a lot of water on hot days, especially when they're grown in containers, so we're giving our water day and night at the moment. But it seems to be working. The first sowing... Continue Reading →

Courgette and pepper update

It was time to start potting up our second sowing of courgettes and some peppers into their lifetime pots last weekend. We've got a couple of new varieties of courgettes we're trying here: Eight Ball, Astia and Black Forest. They all produce slightly different fruit shapes, sizes and colours, but are all designed for growing... Continue Reading →

A short update on some of the other veg we have growing

We've got lots of things coming along in the greenhouse now, both vegetables and some bedding plants. We are growing them on in here to give them a bit of protection whilst the weather is still a bit unpredictable. The courgettes we're growing in containers were placed outside during the day for the past couple... Continue Reading →

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 →

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