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10th August

The tomatoes are ripening well, helped by the removal of side shoots and lower leaves, and for the very tall plants, extra tying to supports. Companion planting can prove beneficial, seen here where marigolds are growing next to tomatoes. Pumpkin … Continue reading

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13th July

I’m doing a catchup as I’ve been without broadband for 15 days, so these photos were taken mid-July. Garlic and onions were left to dry, first in the polytunnels and then outdoors, using any available flat surfaces. Slugs and snails … Continue reading

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The first of June.

The temperature hot for a flaked out dog but the heat musn’t stop work; jobs such as sowing plants, harvesting veg in a polytunnel and weeding among the strawberry plants. Home-grown plants are ready for transferring to prepared patches, while … Continue reading

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11th May

It’s great that, although only May, under the protection of a polytunnel, early crops of peas and broad beans are being picked. Healthy looking tomato plants are given the support of canes and string. Other seeds sown at home by … Continue reading

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6th April Fantastic weather

Outdoors, last year’s chard and spinach are still producing well, while under cover, salad veg are being picked and early broad bean plants are in flower. Outdoors, autumn planted garlic and new broad bean plants are growing well – and … Continue reading

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Beginning of February

The new compost bins are starting to be filled with larger stalks etc to allow air to circulate in their bases. Salads are still being picked and outdoors, garlic bulbs are shooting well. Winter, a time for discussions to plan … Continue reading

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22nd December

Following on from Gary’s notes, a few days later 22nd December was a beautiful day for uncovering brassicas, harvesting brussels sprouts, spreading muck, putting finishing touches to the storage area and repairing the caravan. Only three days before Christmas, yet … Continue reading

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