I wanted half a plot initially, but the half plots are in even worse condition. So I chose the whole plot. It is in full sun, with 3 fruit trees and a broken shed. I was there untill 8pm digging…Continue
I started to sow some pea for pea shoots. The first batch was ready for Xmas. Let's hope for a better gardening year after the successions of cold wet summers. Continue
After I harvested the flower, the plant looked dreadful and I cut it down to the base. Now there are several off sets appearing, they are now 20cm tall. Do I divide them and transplant them to…Continue
I got two from garden centre last year. One of them bear two flower heads. I read that they should have 7-9 flowers each :( . What did I do wrong? and when are they ready to pick?Continue
When I predict rain at the end of March, I didn’t expect that it will last a month and 20 odd days into May. As it did, the vegetables are slow in growth. Then we had the one whole week of heat and sunshine. The first casualties are the Asian radishes and cabbages. They bolted immediately and I had to pull them all out this morning. All the sowing and watering wasted!
Broad beans and potatoes are doing quite well, the peas are suffering for the slugs keep munching them off. Cucumbers…Continue
It’s the warmest and driest spring in recent memory!
All the seeds I sowed managed to come up including the heat loving cucumber and chilli. Cucumbers have 3 leaves now, and the Chilli has 3 pairs of leaves each, which is remarkable to me. Last year I waited and waited for them to come up in vain; I also have 5 tiny upright chilli called firecrackers. I bought them last summer but almost forgot them. When I came to sow them a week ago, I felt cheated by my purchase, it only…Continue
August bank holiday means the end of summer and also the end of the best growing season. However there is still a window of sowing opportunity for cold tolerated vegetables.
I planted garlic bulb yesterday and sowed rockets, peas (for pea shoots) , carrots, chinese leaves and pakchoi today. Hopefully they could provide next round of crops right into December.
In my kitchen garden, runner beans and french drawf beans just came to flower; the only tomato grown has many many…Continue
It's a beautiful sunny afternoon! I repotted the lemon tree. It has grown good 30cm since moving indoor last November. Yesterday I gave it some pruning and noticed some tiny lemons have formed. I wonder how they managed to polinate themsevles. I enjoyed their scent so much and there are always so many things to do that I forgot to help them. I hope they are real lemons and perhaps two or 3 of them will manage to grow into decent size? I have never been successful with lemons; only…Continue