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Garlic smugness

DSCN0847The container grown garlic has now been harvested…and has been a success…from a single packet every clove grew and here is the remains of my stach (some has been used when still green). I’m afraid I get a smug glow every time I see the garlic hanging in the kitchen, ready and waiting to improve […]

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Hurray for the 3 Sisters

3-sistersI tried the 3 sisters for the 1st time this year and the results have been impressive. The corn was predictably slow to get going, so the French climbing beans needed temporary support to get them off the soil until the corn could do its job…I also inadvertently used a courgette not a pumpkin, and […]

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500L Big Pot Update August

Big-pot-3-sistersThe big 500L pots I bought in spring have been fantastic. I’ve so far had a successful crop of carrots, beetroot, French beans, lettuce, courgettes and am now waiting for the sweet corn which is extremely huge! I used the 3 sisters method in one pot and despite a worrying start due to the beans […]

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really?

I have just found out that a lettuce is part of the daisy family!

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Winter thoughts

Most of us dread the thought of winter approaching, but I love the thought of sitting down in front of the fire reading a gardening catalogue in the middle of winter planning what to do next year. Would be a good time to get some extra training and ideas from the Master Gardening gurus.

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