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A red tomato in August?

The tomato plant in the first hugel pot I made this spring has been struggling a bit, losing its leaves and generally not growing as lushly as it might. Perhaps the reason for this is because it has been putting … Continue reading

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Melting the concrete

The unrelenting hot, sunny weather, coupled with the dearth of rain, means that it is going to be hard to plant out the remaining squash and sweetcorn. I’ve managed to clear the ground needed by pouring the contents of the … Continue reading

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Wind damage

There have been worse gales than the one we had on Thursday. In fact, the wind wasn’t that strong really. It was just strong and my garden didn’t like it. I am sure the tomato plants will recover. The flowers … Continue reading

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Gearing up for summer

This year, I don’t intend to have as many pots in the house as I would have done in previous years. For a start, I’ve only got four tomato plants this time, although I could end up with a large … Continue reading

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Move over tomatoes

I have had a delightful couple of hours in the garden this evening. And unplanned at that! Only half of the broad beans I sowed last autumn have survived the winter but I’ve planted out the four that germinated this … Continue reading

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Seed Cooperative purchases

Last year, I saw an advertisement for the Seed Cooperative, which sells organic seeds, and decided this is where I would buy mine this year. The company’s policies tick lots of boxes for me: supporting other small organisations which work … Continue reading

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Beans in the propagator

Due to the activities of wildlife visitors to the garden, some of the broad beans I direct sowed last autumn will probably not produce. Fortunately, there were a few seeds left in the packet, so they have been sown in … Continue reading

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