Category Archives: Vegetables

Harvesting carrots

I have been harvesting carrots over the last few weeks and thoroughly enjoying them. They are crisp and juicy when eaten raw, and tender when cooked.  The variety is Berlicum from Kings Seeds. I have pulled one or two and … Continue reading

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Harvesting Red Onions

      I harvested all my red onions because the tops were getting powdery mildew and I didn’t want the disease going down into the bulb.  As it is a few of them are soft and floppy in the stem just … Continue reading

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long stemmed rhubarb

  To grow rhubarb with really long stems, put a bucket round the crown.  Cut the bottom out of the bucket first of course. As the leaves reach for the sunlight at the top of the bucket, so it forces … Continue reading

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Spiral Tomato Stakes

These aluminium spiral stakes are ideal for tomatoes as you don’t need to tie the plant to the stake. You just wind the plant round the stake as it grows, it’s so simple. Be sure to take out the laterals … Continue reading

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“See how my garden grows”

  “See how my garden grows”.  I have planted two more courgettes because often plants get powdery mildew and peter out before the season has finished, so by planting more latter, I hope to prolong the season. I planted peas … Continue reading

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Lots of lush growth

There has been lots of lush growth since the first photo of my vegetable garden at the end of October. The brassicas and beets have all grown really well. On warm sunny days I have seen good growth in just one … Continue reading

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Grow giant brocolli

I picked this head of brocolli from my garden today. It weighed 1.450kg.  I used plenty of well rotted manure in the soil before planting and then covered it with peastraw to retain the moisture.  I didn’t have to water everyday … Continue reading

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