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June 2015 Blog Posts (5)

June is here but where is Summer?

June 8th

A typical mixed summer. One day too hot and the next cold and wet. The veg garden is beginning to show signs of summer. Beetroot, is growing despite the ducks cropping the leaves, parsnips..what parsnips. Carrots just showing. Broad beans and field beans growing well,plenty of flowers.

French beans were looking good but have now turned yellow and could all die.the brassicas, cauliflower,broccoli, and particularly the curly kale are doing well. Swiss chard has been cut once… Continue

Added by Duncan Seth-Smith on June 18, 2015 at 17:21 — 1 Comment

Almost south facing back garden

I am not moaning I know I am very lucky to have a south facing garden but..... all my cut and come again lettuce have bolted, as has the rocket, little gem and coriander. I wonder will lettuce grow in the shade as there is a strip alongside the shed. Will give it a go and plant up some more later.

In other news my cucumbers have put on a bit of height, I am harvesting courgettes, sugar snaps and my runner beans have flowers on. The Scarlet Emporor are in front of St George but…

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Added by Pat Corbyn on June 16, 2015 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

Sweet Peas

This site has always been about growing quality vegetables however, this post has a change as I am branching out into Exhibition Sweat Peas.

The Sweat Peas came about when I was at the Southern Vegetable Championships and the Sweat Pea Show was next to the Veg Show. I was fascinated at the size, fantastic scent and quality of the flowers and when I inquired how the grower achieved this, I was told that it is exactly the same as how I grow my normal peas, except they go for the flower…

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Added by Blicky on June 13, 2015 at 20:41 — 2 Comments

Garlic

My efforts with garlic over the last three years have been desperate, but we have had two rather hottish years,

2013/2014, so perghaps i am not to blame.   This year, I dag out one bed to discover to my pleasure that there were a couple of hundred small garlic seedlings, which i had not dug out from last year, so I replanted them formally in a different bed.

They have done all right since February but now the wind has damaged many of them in such a way that I think the whole…

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Added by Gareth Howell on June 5, 2015 at 17:39 — 1 Comment

Comfrey

Last year I made a deep trench and filled it with comfrey leaves-then I piled the soil back over it.  After about 2 weeks I planted my runner beans and climbing French beans over the comfrey leaf 'pit' and I have never had such a splendid crop.  Going to extend this to my strawberry patch next year when I move the bed.  I make lots of smelly comfrey liquid feed-I just love this plant

Added by Sue Gollop on June 1, 2015 at 22:34 — 3 Comments

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