Tag Archives: cauliflowers

Moving the rat house

Yesterday morning, I discovered another hole in the garden. It was to my mind clear therefore that a rat had set up home in the compost bin. So, as it hadn’t started rain again at that point, out came the … Continue reading

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An unusual November

I think we’ve had more warmth, and definitely more rain, this November than we did over the summer. Now, rain in late autumn is not surprising but daytime temperatures of 17 degrees (nighttime 13) are a tad different from the … Continue reading

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Cauliflowers in their cage

Last year, just about all my cauliflowers got nibbled by something or simply perished. This year, on the other hand, I made sure I started them off early and put them in the ground when they were already robust seedlings. … Continue reading

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The nearest I’ll get to double digging

Darkness stopped me in my tracks last night. I had wanted to plant some cauliflower seedlings, so gone out with my hoe to spruce the soil up a little. Only the soil was compacted and there was no chance of … Continue reading

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Hardening off

In 2011, I tried my hand at growing cauliflowers from seed for the first time. I had bought plugs the previous year and they had done well, inspire of the snow that winter. So, I was curious to see how … Continue reading

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From the cracks in the earth

We had been waiting for a decent downpour every day. But the days they came and the days they went and apart from what amounted to not more than a bit of drizzle the promised rain held off. In fact, … Continue reading

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New cloche

Although it was quite gloomy today, it was a mild 17°C, so time to get on with some work in the garden, including planting cauliflower seedlings and then protecting them with a cloche I actually bought last year. In the … Continue reading

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