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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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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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May arrives and plenty to do in the vegetable patch.

On Monday we had heavy rain most of the day which replenished the water butts nicely as they had been getting a little low with the recent dry spell. On Monday night the sky cleared and when I went out with Laddie at 4am there was a heavy frost on the car. Continue reading

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A busy week in the veggie patch. Continued

Then after mixing some all purpose compost with some of our local council’s soil conditioner I potted on into their final big pots the four courgette plants. next I potted on into 5” pots four of each of the three varieties of tomatoes I had sown. Continue reading

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May arrives and the garden is dryer at last!

Prepared the ground for the runner beans and set up the water butt. Continue reading

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