Category Archives: Growing

Hope springs in spring time

Hoorah for the hope that is small hard round things going into peat free compost! Hoorah for the optimism that is trying out something exotic that you’ve not seen growing before (until you find out why)! Hoorah for the heated … Continue reading

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seasonal somewhere

We were in Cyprus a few weeks back.  As usual I was interested in the local food economy – it being late winter the most visible signs were the omnipresent oranges which were in orchards, front gardens and ornamental park … Continue reading

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First plot post 2012

Yeah, yeah, don’t nag – there have been genuine reasons for the silence.  But we’ve emerged the other side to find that there are still tasty vegetables to be had down the allotment. The much milder winter (so far at … Continue reading

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Giving peas a chance

One of the disappointments last year was that our peas were pathetic.  We carefully started out planting peas individually in tubes, we planted the peas out.  The plants were pretty much dessimated by pigeons, then when we opened the few … Continue reading

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Cool as…

OK, so the deweeding process is well underway.  We’ve done about 30 hours of weeding down there in a week and a half and shifted about 20 sacks! (yeah, guess there’s a problem if you can do that) – but the … Continue reading

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Complaints

Woe! I’ve had some complaints about the lack of posts. As before I’m afraid this is down to me having been ludicrously busy.  I mean really really busy.  Like stupidly busy.  Really.  At first I didn’t have time to blog … Continue reading

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Atilla the Tiller

You know you REALLY like a power tool when you need to give it a name.  We REALLY like Atilla the Mantis, so called because well its a tiller, see? tiller ’tilla… ah well. Thanks to Atilla the plot has … Continue reading

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Growing our own – mid April

Last year we were as overly eager as any first timers could be and much of our March efforts went to waste because we started off so many plants in tiny little home made pots which dried out and died … Continue reading

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So many things to do with parsnips

Admittedly (as I’ve already hinted) we’ve not finished the marrows – but we now have another race to get through a glut before things get blue and furry; parsnips.  We’re nearing the end now, but things have been getting creative. Not that … Continue reading

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Edible Garden Show

Didn’t we have a lovely time the day we went to the Edible Garden Show.  OK, so it was well within our comfort zone to spend a day hearing introductory talks on bee keeping, sausage making, cheese making and veg … Continue reading

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