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Pea happy!

I was in half a mind not to go to the Fuel for Schools stall today as it can be a bit hit-and-miss – easy to pick up stuff we really wouldn’t normally buy and probably shouldn’t be eating. For … Continue reading

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Disappointed with the peas

‘Prolific’ is in the eye of the beholder, no doubt. However, by no definition would the pea crop this year be described as such. I managed three pickings, which makes me wish I’d stuck with mange-tout. They were quick to … Continue reading

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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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First day of the month (and a fantastic homecoming)

This month, I wasn’t at home for the first day of the month, as we had a week away. While the holiday was great (more about that later), it was with a degree of trepidation that I left all my … Continue reading

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Never enough space for seedlings

Today, I feel I have achieved quite a lot in terms of potting on. I am still enthralled by the fact that I can do this, now that I have the shed and a cold frame. So, butternut squash as … Continue reading

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Testing the shed boundaries 

In spite of having a cold and just wanting to lie around, I have done some gardening. Very non-strenuous. I discovered three more organic tomato seedlings which needed potting on. And having carried this out in the shed, I decided … Continue reading

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In between the flagstones

When I looked out this morning at my beloved shed, I noticed something I hadn’t expected to see under the door. My first thought was that something had happened to the support but upon closer inspection, lo and behold, it … Continue reading

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Forgotten and survived

What’s the disadvantage of blinds? Well, when you don’t raise them for a few days as you’re off to work before you need to, things like seedlings tend to get forgotten. Fortunately, all six tomato seedlings, three organic cherry and … Continue reading

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A change in the sun

I had been determined to build the eighth hugel bed today in order to proceed with my growing plans. However, I am also full of cold and woke up feeling decidedly ropey.  Then I saw that not only was the … Continue reading

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