Added by AdamJohn on March 29, 2013 at 21:50 — No Comments
It seems like we've had bitter east winds for months on end and then the recent snowfall has put paid to any thoughts of getting much done to the veg plot for a while. Late March is usually the start of things getting busy but I've done very little apart from aimless pottering and thumb twiddling. Because I don't dig I apply thick mulches in autumn the plot has only needed a rake over and a bit of light weeding to get it ready and waiting for this year's crops. Some things are moving in the…Continue
Added by Colin Robinson on March 29, 2013 at 21:48 — No Comments
Re-covered with anti UV coating polythene sheet for £25 hope it does the trick, the old covering only lasted 2 yrs I am loathe to spend much more.Continue
My Brassica's were doingwell so were potted up this week
I have a good selection this year of Cabbage and Cauliflower
Added by Blicky on March 24, 2013 at 12:27 — No Comments
Every summer, about the end of July/beginning of August I sow the seeds of Spring Cabbage or Spring Greens, as they are more commonly called. If you want to be able to harvest something from the veg plot in early spring, when there is very little else to eat, then growing spring greens is a good plan.
Added by elaine rickett on March 16, 2013 at 7:05 — No Comments
Today is the worst day of this winter.
I placed my seedlings safely inside and they are now overcrowding the dining table.
It must end sometime this very long winter we are having!Continue
the fingers are getting itchy to get those seeds sown, but first we have to move! Yes the 'M' word, oh how I hate packing and Im sure unpacking will be just as much fun......not. But the excitement is the bit of land we will have (all being well). I have lots of plans, probably too many, especially in the first year, I have my seeds and some new strawberry plants on the way too, could be tempted to get some asparagus too. The hens…Continue
My Father has managed to get hold of some black plastic as next year we are going to cover the beds over to stop the weeds coming up over winter and to make it earlier in the spring. Covering your plot as I have found out is split into 2 camps those whom swear by it and do it every year and those whom feel it should never be covered, me I am of the opinion you don’t know until you try it so that’s what we plan to do.…Continue
Added by Mrsgreenfingers on March 10, 2013 at 18:08 — No Comments
My Potatoes are in, planted by my usual method of dig a hole with a trowel about 15cm deep wrap the chitted potato in a sheet of newspaper (which my friend suggested) cover with a seaweed mix of compost and earth up another 10cm or so, I usually earth up just once more when the hulm is about 15cm high.
Wow we have been busy, making the most of last weekends very nice weather we've managed to sort out and tidy our veg plot.
Before we started we just had the 2 raised beds but after some hard work and shoveling we now have 3…Continue
Added by kim bowers on March 8, 2013 at 8:11 — No Comments
This year I am on an economy drive - trying to be as frugal as I can in all aspects of my life - and this includes the vegetable garden. The fact is that I usually get a bit carried away with spending money on the garden and growing veg is supposed to help save money. continued at A Woman of the Soil
The potatoes in the greenhouse are poking their shoots above the compost and I have plenty of fleece handy should we get a prolonged cold spell.
Container peas and radishes are also shooting up and the…Continue
Added by Colin Robinson on March 6, 2013 at 23:29 — No Comments
According to the Guardian this is THE year to grow Sweet Peas. This is a photo from last year with a lot of damage from the rain. For sweet peas sake I hope this growing season will be better.Continue
Added by Laila Noort on March 6, 2013 at 18:23 — No Comments
Last Sunday I got my first encounter of Spring. Finally I may add because up until yesterday everything was still covered with a thick layer of snow here.
Added by Laila Noort on March 6, 2013 at 18:00 — No Comments
As minds turn to what can be sown when, I've just done a full stock-take of our seed stash and, well, we've got loads. Read…
Added by Lee James on March 4, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments
It’s been a week since my last visit to the plot, and today I started a Project
that has been a year in the making, like I have said
before my Parent’s work in a factory where they dispose of lots of wood (it goes
off to be re-cycled) but they are able to take it home with permission of cause,
I have asked them to gather some timber for me to…
Added by Stacy Drury on March 4, 2013 at 18:53 — No Comments