These climbing bean ‘Fasold’ were sown just 4 days ago in the greenhouse.
It won’t be long before the bean canes are up and they are growing away along with some broad beans, runner beans and borlotti beans.
Growing Cucamelon from seed. This is a first for me.
I have planted one seed per pot around half an inch deep and put them in the propagator at 20°C.
The Cucamelon fruit is the size of a grape, looks like a melon and tastes like cucumber with [...]
This is what my Cucumber Telegraph and Crystal Lemon Cucumber look like just 7 days after planting them.
To germinate these cucumber seeds, I planted just one seed per small pot in a general seed compost. Each seed was placed ¼ inch deep, against the edge of the pot.
The compost [...]
Today we harvested the remainder of our tomatoes and peppers. This is just one of the many bowls full of lovely fruit we removed from the plants.
The plan is to make some chutney to enjoy through the coming months.
You may remember my post in May about Growing Gherkins. Well they certainly grew well. I kept the plant in the greenhouse all summer. It was planted in a terracotta pot on the floor. It grew up to the roof and all the way [...]
Despite all the rain we have had this year, this is one of the best crops of second early potatoes we have ever had.
These Charlottes, which are one of my personal favourite second early potatoes, came out large, in great quantity and have fantastic flavour.
My favoured recipe [...]
Having just returned from a few days away, it was wonderful to harvest a respectable crop of runner beans, climbing beans and a few French dwarf beans too.
The first of these bean plants were just starting to flower in early July. It [...]
Despite the non-stop rain and the lack of sunshine, the beans in the garden are doing pretty well.
I planted a mixture or runner beans, climbing beans and dwarf beans earlier on in the year. Germination was mixed, with only about 70% germinating, however, we ended up with [...]
You can almost taste how sweet these peas are from the picture.
There is nothing better than popping down to the veg beds, picking a couple of peas in their pods, opening them up with your finger nail and popping them straight in your mouth. No tins, [...]
We visited Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat Saisons for lunch this weekend to celebrate my Wife’s birthday.
The gardens at Le Manoir are nearly as amazing as the service and food. The lavender bordering the main walkway was flourishing and the [...]
Today I was lucky enough to have been given this beautiful gherkin plant. As you can see, the plant already has a few gherkins developing.
I have never tried growing gherkins before and am really looking forward to seeing how it [...]
- Bluebell Wood
- Apple Blossom
- Climbing Bean Fasold
- Growing Cucamelon
- Spring Hanging Basket & Wreath
- Parsnip Crisps
- Cucumber Germination
- February Snowdrops
- Gardening in Snow
- Leek and Potato Soup Recipe
- Frozen Landscape
- Green Tomato Chutney
- Tomatoes & Peppers
- Gherkin Harvest
- Charlotte Potatoes
- Sunflower in the Sunshine
- Climbing & Runner Bean Harvest
- Wet Bedding
- Lavender Hedge
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