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Is it a courgette plant

Whilst picking peas, I noticed a seeming volunteer plant in the same bed. Last year, none of the courgette seeds sown germinated. Neither in the soil nor pots. I therefore thought the seeds must have been too old. However, one … 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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Determined to have squash this year

After the warmth and near drought in the spring, we now have something akin to a second winter. Of course, approximately 20 degrees C is warmer than you’d find on a normal winter’s day but the wind, coupled with April … Continue reading

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A hugel bed for sprouts

A mixture of hay fever and the legacy of camping left me disinclined to brave the cold and rain yesterday. However, it had been in my diary to build another hugel bed, so before settling down for the evening my … Continue reading

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Up with the garden path: Completion!

In April 2013, I decided to tackle the path, running down the bottom right of the garden, which was an unsightly space filled with pebbles and weeds. I couldn’t even pull the wheelie bins over it to get them out for … Continue reading

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The bokashi’s second birthday

On the eighteenth of March 2015, two bokashi bins, bran and activator liquid arrived at a nearby newsagent’s and with great excitement I picked them up after work. The excitement dropped a bit when I realised that I didn’t have … Continue reading

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March shoots

After walking into our local town and being given the all-clear on a potential glaucoma diagnosis, then taking a delightful walk back through the park, I was struck down with what I can only think is a bout of food … Continue reading

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