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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Late April 2015

Planted outside broadbeans and purple sprouting broccoli yesterday, picking at present: radishes, coriander and green sprouting broccoli, coming soon: strawberries, peas and mangetout at early stage, different tomatoes, chilies, peppers, beans, mint, cumin, kolhrabi and more at seedling stage.

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