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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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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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