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Hidden garlic

Yesterday, I didn’t have time for any gardening exploits. It was snowing, anyway – that slushy kind, which is an uncomfortable nuisance. However, before we got on the train to go dancing, I did take a photo of the garlic … Continue reading

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They look like mini sprouts!

It was a bright and sunny Sunday, so I got into the garden to plant both the garlic and the garlic bulbils. Or rather, I did so after biting the bullet and taking out the nasturtiums which have been merrily … Continue reading

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The garlic’s surprise

The strawberries haven’t quite stopped all other play in the garden but they have certainly kept me very busy. Not only have I been spending over half an hour every day picking kilos of them (one of my colleagues, another … Continue reading

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The seakale bed

From feeling the seakale packet, I could have sworn it was a root rather than seeds. However, it turns out to be the latter, which comes as something of a relief as I reckon that means more chance of success. … Continue reading

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First day of the month – and year!

Yes, there is a difference between the start of December and the start of January in the garden. More broad beans have sprouted, more garlic bulbils have sprouted, chard and rocket have been cut down (the latter didn’t last as … Continue reading

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Christmas continued

Sometimes life seems a struggle but something good comes along to make it that bit better. In the case, the willow I took to the Leeds Permaculture Network social on Wednesday evening went down a treat. Then at the end … Continue reading

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The soil reveals

Whilst making up an order with a seed company for next year’s garden delights, I remembered that I had meant to sow some more broad beans before it’s too late. Well, it might not be too late, anyway, because they … Continue reading

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Experiments with red cabbage and garlic bulbils

Only one red cabbage has grown to any significance this year. No idea why but thankfully I got to it before it was completely obliterated by these snails: Now, half the cabbage is in the process of being made into kimchi, … Continue reading

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Garlic bulbils 2016

Last summer, the garlic bolted. This meant there were lots of bulbils, which I planted over the winter. The majority of these I dug up today, having decided they looked like they were ready, if this concept is appropriate for … Continue reading

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Squeezing the tomatoes in

Since the last frost day has been and gone – and it has decided to be summer again – it seemed fitting to start planting out the tomatoes. The first one has been squeezed between the rocket and garlic bulbils, … Continue reading

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