Tag Archives: pumpkins

November Composting Champions workshops

No, we are not in November yet but Halloween is upon us and that means lots of opportunities to eat pumpkin. (Some great recipes are available on the Hubbub website.) It’s also the time when most of the pumpkins that … Continue reading

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Yellow

Well, it looks like autumn is unfolding. A change in the atmosphere, somehow like winter but warm (maybe because last winter it was warm).  I can’t quite pull the plug on the cucumbers but have been putting bigger cloche on … Continue reading

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While the pumpkin grew…

Having got free tickets for the cinema, we had a lovely trip into town yesterday, which is how we came across the following: The latest addition to Leeds transformation, this isn’t real grass and is presumably only here for the … Continue reading

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The will to live

This morning, when I opened the curtains, I got quite a surprise. The pumpkin flower pictured above is on a plant which had been buried under mangetout plants which refused to stay on their supports. It had also been crowded … Continue reading

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Repurposing the repurposed

Officially, the last day for frost risk is 22 degrees Celsius in Leeds. Not sure if it is the same where I am but since the night time temperatures are predicted to be about 10 degrees over the next few … Continue reading

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Not potatoes this time

There’s saving stuff for a purpose and there’s hoarding. In 2010, I bought the potato kit featured below and long after the potatoes have been eaten I’ve still got the tub they came in. Even the growbags have been used … Continue reading

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Lemon balm?

After taking in the biggest pumpkin the other day, I decided its little cousin needed to be in as well.    Then I pulled the plants up and put them in the compost heap. But what was this? Another pumpkin … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (This year’s Jack-o’-lantern)

  

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Peppers popping

After a week that looks like this    I was very pleased yesterday morning to see these    If the weather forecast is as predicted, they should be feeling more comfortable from now on. That said, the outdoor cucumbers have … Continue reading

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Phase 2 crops

Yesterday, I decided to have a day at home, ostensibly to do some more decorating. But, of course, I also procrastinated over sanding by stepping out into the garden. The main job was cutting down the broad bean plants that … Continue reading

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