Does anyone know how many times Calabrese will re-shoot after the main head has been cut. I have already had several re-sprouts and just wondered if I should pull the plants out now, or leave them in the hope of more shoots forming.
I found this article in the Daily Mail. Nearly 1,000 new allotments were opened last year to meet increased demand from gardeners eager to grow their own.
But allotment groups have warned that unless more sites are provided, it will take 100 years to clear waiting lists which have increased sixfold since the 1990's.
The National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners found that almost 87,000 potential fruit and veg cultivators are waiting for plots.
A new net to keep the cabbage whites away!
At this time of year I seem to be working flat out to keep on top of harvesting and finding something to do with all the produce coming from the garden. Every day we go out and pick a load of peas to eat straight from the pods but after a couple of days away I came back to find loads of pods bursting with fat peas. Past their best for eating fresh so tonight I made some pea soup.
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Some amazing news my friends *blush*
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Added by TheLittleBalcony on July 29, 2011 at 16:00 — No Comments
I went down to the veg patch to water late yesterday evening. All was not well. Bricks which had been holding down some netting had been hurled randomly around, damaging my strawberries, raspberries, corn, sweet peas, etc. I was saddened and dismayed by the sight - and somewhat perplexed. Why would someone do this? While I hate to jump to conclusions, a group of young children who are rarely allowed out to play were seen 'going a bit crazy' - the joy of freedom? - in the area that same…Continue
The idea behind 'The Little Balcony' came from the idea that I wanted to create a cook book, which later included the creation of the blog. I love cooking and I have so many recipes cut out of magazines, scribbled down ingredients from TV shows I've seen. Not to mention the small collections of cook books I already own, some of which hold some of my most favorite dishes, which I've adapted over the years to my own tast.…Continue
Results from the NVS Southern Championships and photos from around the Hampshire County show.
So after a lovely few weeks away - and seeing some wonderful and interesting things along the way, including olive oil being made by a horse (well sort of , see video clip below) - its taken a whole month to catch up to some sort of semblance of normality.
And so I'm back!
Here's how to make olive oil...…Continue
Yes its July and yes Im forward planning!! This year I thought I would try and get organised, even got the seed brochure out (its was raining), planning what to grow for next year.
Premature slightly, but the polytunnel goes up in september and I have to get my monies worth from it.…Continue
We might not be having the best Summer weather, but lots of plants are still thriving. I have just updated my blog with some pics & added a nice recipe for using up those massive courgettes!
Added by greenfingersmum on July 27, 2011 at 10:53 — No Comments