Yearly Archives: 2008

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Autumn Onions

Planting autumn onion sets and French onion seeds or are they shallots?

More Beans, Cats, Green Manure & Chemical Warfare

Busy on the plot, fighting the bugs and weeds. Green manure following the potatoes and preparing for a new arrival.

Building a Compost Heap

Building a compost heap, attacked by ants and some sad news when I got home.

Spraying the Paths & Tomatoes

Spraying the paths to keep the weeds down, yet more tomatoes and the computer is now working.

Weeding & Clearing the Plots

The plots are in a bit of a mess, so a weeding session was called for over the weekend.

NVS Show at Harrogate

We went up to Harrogate Autumn Show on Friday for the NVS National Vegetable Growing Championship.

Harvest, Computer Problems & Jams

Bit of a techno nightmare but harvest carries on and some thoughts on the season so far.

Rain & Yet More Rain

A good moan about the weather, cucumbers and tomatoes plus a new computer to play with

Blanching & Freezing

Blanching and freezing as we store the harvest.

A Week On The Plot

The last week has been mainly weeding and harvesting.

Seed Saving Articles

New articles on the site about saving your own seeds rather than buying them.

Cabbages & Kings

Dinner from the plot, checking the potatoes and if the butterflies don't get you the slugs will.

Kestrel Potato Harvest & Tomatoes

Brilliant result with the Kestrel potatoes and I discover that Canadian tomatoes need more support than British ones.

Keeping Bees & Keeping Ducks

Two fantastic books reviewed - keeping ducks and geese and keeping bees.

Harvesting & Caterpillars

Moaning about the weather and the European vegetable mountain in our freezers.

Home Holiday & Potato Blight?

Harvest, potato blight and stay at home short holiday with our French friends.

Out & About

Harvest continues, gluts already. Old photos and French visitors.

Productive Plots

Harvesting in full swing and the Harrison Food Factory is busy processing

Back from France

Back from France with a few seeds hidden between the booze and the plot is in full swing.

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