Although, I comment on my back garden being a sun trap and loving it; it can sometimes be a problem for plants that like shade or cooler temperatures. I also have a small section of my yard that is almost constant shade due to brick wall and the shed but I aim to take advantage … Continue reading Vegetables for shade
I think that one of the favourites of most gardeners and something that surpasses all tastes from the supermarket version are tomatoes. They can be grown indoors, or out if you are lucky with the weather however, no matter where they are grown they will run rampant if the weather is right. Last year, (the … Continue reading String method for tomatoes
A couple of weeks ago I wrote about some new seeds that I had purchased and mentioned there were some coming from America. Well, last week they arrived and I have just sown them all up. They’re from a company that people have mentioned quite a bit; Rare Seeds (Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company) specialising … Continue reading Yay More Seeds!
A few months ago one of my ‘Jack Be Little’ pumpkin seedlings has a flower that I pollinated with courgette pollen. The next time I had a female pumpkin flower I did the same this – this time on a different plant. Both were planted outside after that and I don’t think there are any … Continue reading Weird pumpkin update
I admit to cheating (just a little) I am off to the RHS orchid show today so these pictures (and words) are from yesterday afternoon rather than this morning. Last weekend I was hoping for sunshine or warm weather so that I could finally empty out the office of the plethora of seedlings I had … Continue reading Six on Saturday: Planting out
Here are a few updates from projects I have been cultivating (pun intended) These are the sweet potato slips (Update! Experiments in (sweet) potato) growing under lights in the office. They are growing along quite slowly which I think is fine as it is cold outside and they will only be planted out when it … Continue reading Updates and a weird pumpkin
This month there has been a lot of talk of using less or no plastic so I decided to jump on the band wagon (for a good cause) and attempt to reduce the amount of plastic I buy or use. Unfortunately, the supermarkets seem to be intent on selling everything wrapped or contained in plastic. … Continue reading Paper Pot Maker & Reducing Plastic