The sun has got his hat on - hip hip hip hooray. Well, for today anyway. It probably won't last - but I'm hoping that a little warmth will help the broad beans and peas that I have sown in the greenhouse to start thinking about growing. There's no sign if it yet, but since I sowed them it has been pretty darn cold in there. Still, there's no rush - the bed where I am going to plant them is in no fit state to plant anything - all will come to those who wait.…Continue
Well were off, yesterday saw the first action for the
new growing season, I went to my local garden centre and selected my seed
potatoes for the coming season, I am being a bit more conservative this year as
last year I conducted a trial into old heritage variety’s selecting 10 different
potatoes but the weather was not the best for it really…
Added by Stacy Drury on February 27, 2013 at 10:25 — No Comments
It was a big day this week down the plot, as I knew my purple sprouting Broccoli
would be ready to pick; I got a bit excited on the drive to the plot! Last year
my PSB was a disaster firstly I planted them far too close to each other, then
they were struck down by white fly LOTS of white fly and to crown it off the
didn’t produce any broccoli heads.
Added by Stacy Drury on February 25, 2013 at 14:51 — No Comments
Added by Stacy Drury on February 24, 2013 at 19:32 — No Comments
Added by chocolatelikesnow on February 24, 2013 at 14:41 — No Comments
Added by Damo on February 24, 2013 at 10:45 — No Comments
Late last summer I took some cuttings from gooseberry bushes, inserted them in sandy compost and then basically forgot about them, apart from sticking them in a corner of the greenhouse for the winter. Today I noticed that three of the four cuttings have fresh green shoots so it looks like they've taken.…Continue
Added by Colin Robinson on February 23, 2013 at 21:21 — No Comments
This time of year we gardeners go a little crazy....
Added by Laila Noort on February 22, 2013 at 10:54 — No Comments
Yes. Excited! I can't believe it myself. Oh how my life has changed. It used to be new shoes, or a new dress or even having my nails done. But now ...... it's a compost heap, made by Erik. This is it - the start of our new Kitchen Garden. OK, it's a small start, and to most people not the most beautiful object to excite them, but to me it's the beginning.…Continue
Do enjoy, oh and there is a pretty big rant in there too *blush*
Click the link to make the jump
Also I must just say a quick "Sorry" I have been super duper tardy with my membership.Continue
Added by Carrie Gault on February 21, 2013 at 17:39 — No Comments
Hello, my name is Savoy and I am the last cabbage in the patch.
I have had a hard life.
Instead of enjoying the summer putting on plenty of growth in the sunshine I was rained on for weeks on end, then as autumn came I was frosted to a crisp and if that wasn't enough I found myself under a few inches of snow several times - it is tough being a cabbage.
I want to talk compost in this post, like most plot holders, I make my own compost recycling all my waste materials from the plot, but I also compost at home, and have dome for a number of years now, but there is one big difference with what I do with my home compost.
When I clean out my chickens I add there waste. Chicken poop and…Continue
Added by Stacy Drury on February 19, 2013 at 8:48 — No Comments
Added by chocolatelikesnow on February 18, 2013 at 22:58 — No Comments
I have taken the plunge and quit my job to become a full time gardener and blogger.
My life has come full circle. Read my article to know why....
Have you done the same? I would love to know!…Continue
Added by Laila Noort on February 18, 2013 at 7:29 — No Comments
Time to start planning for the season ahead
I am hoping to plan better to maximise my produce for eating and also try some new varieties
Added by Blicky on February 17, 2013 at 20:52 — No Comments
I can't believe it - I spent all day in the garden - tidying, squaring things away, weeding, sowing broad beans and peas - being able to be outside in the fresh air doing what I love most - now I'm pooped - but it is a good feeling.
After a covering of snow on Wednesday, the last two days have been almost wall-to-wall winter sunshine so lots to be getting on with. First job was to uncover the main compost heap. This is about eight feet by four by four and was covered with thick cardboard weighted down with more waste last autumn. All the loose stuff was scraped off the top to reveal all this gorgeous crumbly goodness. This, to me, is what compost should look like, not the sticky, smelly mess than some people…Continue
Added by Colin Robinson on February 15, 2013 at 21:50 — No Comments
The peppers, chillis, and basil on the kitchen windowsill are all up and growing. This week I sowed a pot of lettuce 'Lobjoits Green Cos' and put that alongside the peppers, etc. Don't usually sow lettuce in the house, this is an attempt to get some earlier lettuce. Does anyone have any tips or varieties for early lettuce, please?
Have been a bit poorly this week, so have not been out and about much, however, the beatiful spring like weather we've had here the last couple of days…Continue
Added by Trevor Alun Davies on February 15, 2013 at 18:09 — No Comments
Added by kim bowers on February 14, 2013 at 15:16 — No Comments