First there was a cold, dry April then a cold, wet, thundery and windy May. This year could hardly be more different from the last. If you’ve recently taken up growing veg, […]
Sowing seeds – is it too late?
If you’re interested in growing veg and spend much time on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, you’ve probably been seeing posts about other people’s veg plants since sometime back in February. Sowing seeds […]
Veg growing and harvesting as the season turns
Looking back at a unique year There’s no escaping the fact that summer is now over and we are, meterologically, astronomically and weather-wise, firmly into autumn. As I’m writing this the rain […]
Allotment veg: growing and cropping
My allotment plot in July 2020 It’s been a pretty good growing year all things considered. Just as drought was starting to become a real problem in sunny May, the weather changed […]
Allotment planting progress – letting the children leave home….
Surreal spring The problem with writing a blog about the allotment is that if I spend too much time growing the plants and going down to the allotment to plant them, I […]
Young plants – growing up and moving on
Warm weather and sunshine have helped seedlings to grow fast into young plants. As we reach the start of May, what are the next steps and how do we know whether the […]
Seedlings – growing up and moving on
The follow-up stages in the life of your vegetable seedlings So you got busy sowing seeds a few weeks ago, and maybe, like me, you got a bit carried away despite all […]