Tag Archives: mangetout

Time to get the net out

The mangetout I sowed indoors and then planted out after the ones sown in situ had started poking through the top of the milk cartons put over them as a cloche. So, even though the nights are still cool, feeling … Continue reading

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The plastic milk bottle

After weeks of waiting, the mangetout peas I sowed outside are finally poking their leaves through the soil. So, to protect them from the spying parental eye of our visiting birds, I have put used milk cartons over them as … Continue reading

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The hotch-potch of seedlings

Over the last few days, I noticed seedlings starting to appear in the compost round the base of the one-year-old tomato plant in my dining room.     One that you can perhaps make out in the background is phacelia (I … Continue reading

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Hot feet

I can’t remember when I sowed radish seeds, except that one lot were a few weeks before the next. So you would have thought the ones which had been growing longer would be bigger, right? Well, this is not the … 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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The power of the bokashi

At last, I have evidence that the bokashi bin was a good investment. The photo below features a row of mangetout that I sowed sometime in late May. They have grown to the height of about two feet max.    … Continue reading

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Peas

Now, I didn’t expect to be harvesting any peas this year, let alone blogging about them. However, something unusual, or perhaps not so unusual, has been happening with my mangetout. When cooking them as mangetout (snow peas I think they … Continue reading

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Taking advantage of soft soil

   After last night’s short blast of rain, I woke to sunshine this morning, so thought I had better get into the garden quick. I had planned to plant out some of the cucumbers in the latest hugel bed as … Continue reading

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Blooms in June

In the back garden most of the phacelia has now been cut down to make way for other plantings, though the nights are certainly not warm by any means. In other words there is lots of bare ground at the … Continue reading

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Feeling virtuous

When I first started blogging there was a fellow blogger called PJ Gardener, who chose her name because of her habit of going into the garden before getting dressed in the morning and then ended up getting carried away with … Continue reading

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