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Cucumber as big as the sweetcorn

I decided it was time to investigate one of the sweetcorn cobs. Was it ready or not? In the same patch, there was also a cucumber which I felt was ready to pick, even though it was very small. But … Continue reading

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Seed Cooperative purchases

Last year, I saw an advertisement for the Seed Cooperative, which sells organic seeds, and decided this is where I would buy mine this year. The company’s policies tick lots of boxes for me: supporting other small organisations which work … Continue reading

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Nettles have the biggest roots

Now the evenings are drawing in, I need to get out into the garden sharpish to get work done. As it was, after work I was upset and so work didn’t start till after eight. There was still enough light … Continue reading

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Peppers popping

After a week that looks like this    I was very pleased yesterday morning to see these    If the weather forecast is as predicted, they should be feeling more comfortable from now on. That said, the outdoor cucumbers have … Continue reading

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What’s cooking (July to September)

For the first half of this calendar year, we were eating mostly green vegetables with a bit of rhubarb thrown in. That hasn’t changed much, since runner beans and cucumber are, well, green, too. On the other hand, we have … Continue reading

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Propping up the cucumber

Don’t you just love the surprise of growing something new?! After a shaky start, by not helping the cucumbers along with a small paint brush to fertlise them, I’ve finally got three growing on one vine. Yippee! The biggest needs … Continue reading

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Flowering in pots

Below are photos of a cucumber, pumpkin and okra respectively. I can’t believe they are flowering when they are still so small. The pumpkin needs to go outside as soon as possible…. Even if the flowers start to turn into … Continue reading

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