Friday, 24 April 2015

A Busy Time of Year for Veg Growers …

 

Well, it’s been almost six months since I posted – I guess you could say that I am a fair weather blogger as far as the kitchen garden is concerned.  But I haven’t been idle – oh no – there has been lots going on in the background.  Plans have been made and carried out, the raised beds have been cleared and are ready for planting and it’s all systems GO.

One bed has been planted with potatoes - Charlotte earlies and another sown with Hurst Greenshaft and Kelvedon Wonder peas.  I decided to direct sow this year, trying to keep the work load down and simplify the gardening tasks.  The third bed is reserved for two Courgette plants and the fourth for PSB.  Anything else I want to grow will be in containers – Runner Beans, French Beans, Tomatoes, Cucumber, Lettuce, Leeks and Chard.  Have you noticed that I have reduced the variety of veg that I shall be growing this year – I am only growing veg that is obviously better tasting than shop bought or more expensive to buy.

These are a few pictures of what is happening so far. 

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PSB, Greenhouse Toms, Sweet Peppers, Cucumbers, Courgettes, Leeks, Lettuce and French Beans.

Most of these will be potted on before they are planted out – waiting for the last frosts.

It’s good to be back in the swing of things again isn’t it and I hope we all have a successful veg growing season.

To see what is happening in the flower garden pop over to the latest post on Rosebank Ramblings

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

New Life …

Parsley seeds – saved from my own plants – sown a couple of weeks ago – have sprung into life.

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Elsewhere – everything vulnerable has been cloched as the weathermen predicted frost – it never happened.

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The weather is still incredible for the time of year – encouraging growth.  Even the stump of a tomato plant has started re-growing.

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The First of Next Year’s Crops Maybe …

 

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Thinking ahead to next year and an early crop – I sowed broad beans – which have now mostly germinated.  I will soon plant out and cloche them to help protect against the worst of winter – who knows, they may even survive.  Ever looking forward.

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