Sunday, 13 September 2020

A harvest of sorts

A strange year in every way. Most of the tree fruit got wiped out by a very late, very hard (-6) frost but a few apples survived. Some veg and the tomatoes have been a disaster due to weather, but some have done unexpectedly well. The carrots are Amsterdam forcing, which I showed early in pots in the greenhouse (they were good but as I showed about too thickly, not big) and some outside as well. These have done well, with no carrot fly damage, so will do them again.

Saturday, 27 June 2020

First harvest

Though I have been picking lettuce and rhubarb for weeks, today was the first proper harvest!

Saturday, 20 June 2020

Ancient lettuce

This lettuce is lactuca sativa, ancient plant from Asia. I've never grown it before but I think it is going to be my late crop lettuce from now on. Seeds of this plant were found in stone age deposits on the Isle of Wight, so it's certainly been around a while!

Saturday, 13 June 2020

All planting done!

I always aim to get every planted before the longest day, and I've managed it a couple of weeks early this year. A nice feeling, just have to wait for everything to grow!

Thursday, 21 May 2020

strange times

A strange spring with lockdown but I have managed to keep on gardening.
My tint greenhouse is now full of tomatoes and Chinese cabbage, the tomatoes have started flowering (earliest ever).
A dry and sunny couple of months has helped bring everything on.