summer 2019

We have a huge amount of fruits and vegetables growing now, following a late start in spring, the hot wearher helped catching up, for the first time we have loads of native and mining bees around and our local bumblebees are back in numbers. Ladybirds are keeping whitefly population down and red spider mites are…

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Autumn 2018

It’s all about getting the ground ready for next spring! still a good bit of stuff growing in and out of the tunnels and some harvesting left to do, potatoes, parsnips, beetroot etc,,to be lifted, cabbage, salads and different leaves growing fine for pickings. Overwintering vegs like spring cabbages, broadbeans, peas, onions and garlic are…

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Autumn planting

It is time now to plant overwintering garlic, we had a really good crop of thermidrome and early purple wight last year, so this year we are trying something different, Marco and Cristo, planted yesterday under nettings as they are quite a lot of birds around still, add a good fertilizer before planting and water…

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Late July 15

one of the coldest July recorded and it shows on anything growing outside. mixed basils seeds in small pots, Morel de Balbis and Coqueret du Perou planted in raised beds and large pots, sow Aztec broccoli seeds. Decided against grow bag this year for some of the tomatoes, got loads of large builders soft plastic…

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late June 15

Hail stones on first of June, weather still pretty cold for season. Massive wind on Bloom’s bank holiday Monday, some of the artichokes were levelled with no hope to put them back up unfortunately. last of scarlet chard and broccoli picked, planted rest of tomatoes and Genoa courgettes in tunnels, last of the first run…

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Late May 15

Most tomatoes are in the ground indoor now, ramiro peppers, pumpkins, courgettes and blue kohlrabis seeds are in pots, first white and red alpine strawberries picked, golden mangetout and peas “douce Provence” seeds in ground, planted romanesco, parsnips and different beetroot outside but weather still pretty cold. First attack of red spider mites on strawberries,…

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