Once my pea ‘meteor’ crop was over, I left the last of the pods on the plant to dry out.
As you can see, the pods have completely dried out, so before the rain came today, I collected a good number of them and tucked them away in [...]
Having watched Gardner’s World last night and seen Monty’s garlic rust, I thought I would go and check my garlic this morning. This is what I found.
Again, like Monty’s, my Elephant Garlic appeared fine, but just about every one of my Iberian Wight, looked like the picture above.
It may only be a humble charlotte potato flower, but it’s impressive yellow stamen and mauve petals make for a pretty display in the potato beds.
As far I know, potato flowers do no harm and can be left where they are, for you to enjoy whilst you await [...]
I have never tried growing carrots in pots before, but last year a number of my carrots struggled in my veg beds for a variety of reasons, so this year I decided to give it a go.
These Carrot Eskimo appear to be coming along nicely in [...]
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 [...]
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- Mayflies on the River Thames
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- Bean Shoots Eaten
- Garden Swing Seat
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- Growing Tomatillo
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- Pea Meteor Seeds
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- Vista White Pelargonium
- Garlic Rust
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- Growing Carrots in Pots
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