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…Continue
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…Continue
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…Continue
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