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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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Garlic harvest for 2017

  Each year our garlic, onion and potato harvests are shared out equally between members, who store them at home, and for some the garlic and onions will last until the crop for the following year. The 2017 garlic harvest … 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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August 2017, Summer rolls on or is Autumn already knocking?

After a very cool July, we had masses of green tomatoes, growing from the floor to the roof of the polytunnels. It remains unsettled but slightly warmer temperatures are finally seeing the tomatoes and peppers ripen to join the flow … 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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