Category Archives: Vegetable Gardening

My successes and failures growing my own vegetables.

The veggie patch is producing like mad now.

When I got home I picked about thirty pea pods for my evening meal. There is something therapeutic about shelling peas I find. After the meal I decided to deal with the excess of courgettes and made a couple of jars of courgette and ginger jam. Continue reading

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Harvesting and rain is the current position.

Still managing to keep up with eating the courgettes just. Also harvesting the broad beans, beetroot, lettuce and peas as required. Continue reading

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Harvesting the container potatoes

Today I decided to see how well the potatoes in the crate had done as they were starting to die back a little. As you can see from the pictures the outcome of the crop. Continue reading

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Heat wave hits us and watering is the main pastime!

Saturday I made some strawberry jam from the strawberries I found on Friday. I got two jars and a little left over. Continue reading

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Cheeky Mouse adds insult to injury!

On Monday I found seven strawberries ready to be picked that the mouse must of missed. However on Tuesday the cheeky mouse had found another ripe one and to add insult to injury had dragged it on top of the mouse trap to eat it!! Continue reading

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The Produce is starting to arrive now.

I missed my weekly update last week mainly because the main activities of sowing and planting out are nearly at an end for this season now. I have again decided against cropping through the winter in order to allow time to try and improve the soil and level the whole vegetable patch out better. Continue reading

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First courgette ready!

It has been a pretty quiet week this week. Nice weather has kept me watering and feeding the containers and the patch in general. Along with some weeding really makes up most of the week. Continue reading

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Pottering around the veggie patch

With the start of June it is now a case of looking forward to some produce from the vegetable patch at last. On Monday I sowed some of the free trial lettuce seeds I had received with my seed order from D T Brown. Continue reading

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End of May and the veggies are growing well.

A update on the veggie patch mainly in pictures this week. Including the first strawberry nearly ready for the breakfast cereal and the peas in the gutters now germinated. Continue reading

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Planting out and Potting On !

Potting on the tomatoes. Just to remind you this year I am trying two new varieties to me as well as the Alicante I grew last year. They are both cherry tomatoes and are Sweet Milton and Bejbino Continue reading

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