Category Archives: Vegetable Gardening

My successes and failures growing my own vegetables.

Update about the Apollo Tomato House

In May 2010 I bought a Apollo Tomato House which had a bad design feature in that the roof was flat and the rain water collected in it. Last year I bought another one because I had damaged the zips … Continue reading

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June arrives and the plants start to grow in earnest at last.

Three weeks have passed since my last update from the veggie patch. The weather has been mixed from really hot for days then back to cooler again. However not much rain at all so watering has been a nearly daily event. Continue reading

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Quick Mid May update ( mainly pictures )

I bought an Apollo Tomato house from Screwfix to see if I can get a blight free crop this year for a change. It seemed quite a good structure at first but I soon was thinking what happens when it rains with the flat roof construction. Continue reading

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Whippersnapper Tomato Progress

I sowed six Whippersnapper tomato seeds into individual cells on the 13th of March and placed them in a heated window sill propagator. The first one appeared on the 18th of March … Continue reading

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More notes from my diary about the Veggie Patch

I decided to pot on the tomato plants into 3 1/2” pots. Germination has been as follows; Bejbino 9 out of 9, Maskotka 5 out of 6 and the trial Koralik 3 out of 6 sown. I decided that the Whippersnapper were not quite big enough yet to pot on though. Continue reading

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Germination of the first sowings of the year.

The first signs of germination was one of the tomatoes on the 16th. On the 18th the first of the whippersnapper tomatoes appeared along with some of the cabbage and lettuces. Continue reading

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Start of another year in the Veggie Patch

It is the end of February and after all the snow this winter there is still no signs of the weather warming up at all.
Now we are into March and the weather is still wet and cold and the outlook is not for much change in the near future. I have decided to buy an electric window sill propagator Continue reading

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Autumn is coming !!

I have not posted much over the last weeks as it has been mainly more of the same which is watering, weeding and picking produce. However below I will give a quick rundown on things worth mentioning to keep the overall year in the veggie patch complete. Continue reading

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Disease hits the tomatoes for the second year.

Monday morning and I discover the Alicante tomatoes have blossom end rot. After researching on the internet it seems likely adding a little garden lime might help so watered a bit in to the compost in the evening. Continue reading

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Bejbino Tomatoes are beginning to ripen at last.

Last week I showed a picture of the Bejbino tomatoes beginning to change colour. On Monday after a day of sunshine I was able to pick the first two. They did not make it from the veggie patch though I could not withstand the temptation to try them. I found them a very sweet tasting tomato… Continue reading

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