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Okra outside

One of my favourite curries is okra with tomato and onions. In other words, I’ve been keen to grow okra so that I can have it organic, especially as I haven’t found a source through any shops. The first year … Continue reading

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Okra flower at last

Last year, I grew okra for the first time. I was so taken with the flowers that I decided I would grow okra again this year, even if only for these flowers. So, I was slightly dismayed when the first … Continue reading

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Benefit cost of growing your own

Whilst at the park today talking to a friend, we tried to weigh up the economic cost of growing your own compared to buying from a shop and if there was any benefit cost. Clearly, this is complicated as it … 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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Where are the pumpkin seeds?

After a week of feeling quite down, I finally sprung into action this evening. It’s so good to have the light evenings back so that I can be busy outside, which always helps when my mind is stressed. Anyway, one … Continue reading

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Not bolting but flowering!

Another mystery solved. The lady’s fingers were in fact buds. Continue reading

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Inside and out

We are inunated with produce, ripening both inside and outside the house. The best is the number of blackberries my daughter picked yesterday: a grand total of forty-five! Continue reading

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The Okra

I’m really pleased…. Due to potting errors, I lost my first okra plant but, out of curiosity, I decided to try again in spite of the lateness in the season. And this is the upshot: I had my doubts about … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air

This week we have had snow. It has been cold and there has been disruption – and here are the most amazing flowers I have ever seen, right on my own windowsill. The windowsill is south-facing and we have had … Continue reading

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