Monthly Archives: January 2013

Broccoli: first crop of 2013

Today, I have picked the first food from my garden – bar the beautiful but decidedly tasteless chillies at the beginning of the month. The broccoli, when I last looked, consisted of a few meagre florets. However, over the past … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air

This week, we have had snow. It has been cold and there has been disruption. And then I saw the yellow flowers on my tomato plant. The windowsill is south-facing and there has been a smattering of sun. Nonetheless, I … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air

This week we have had snow. It has been cold and there has been disruption – and here are the most amazing flowers I have ever seen, right on my own windowsill. The windowsill is south-facing and we have had … Continue reading

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Tomatoes in January

Last autumn, when I picked the fruit off the tomato plant in my room, I noticed new flowers forming. Out of curiosity therefore I decided to keep the plant on the windowsill, water it occasionally and see what happened. The … Continue reading

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Chilli peppers brighten the winter days

Yesterday, when I got home from my winter travels I was delighted to see my new chilli pepper plant had developed quite a few fruit. And the fruit were turning a beautiful red, like berries in a winter garden. I … Continue reading

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