Monthly Archives: October 2015

Halloween & Pumpkins

Growing giant pumpkins for Halloween. Cute photos of nieces and nephew carving the pumpkin and dressed up

From Greenhouse to Compost

Catching up in the remarkably fine weather. Sorting the greenhouse, compost bins and extending the comfrey patch

GM Crops ā€“ the EU Vote

The EU voted on the 13th October to reject a compromise that allowed individual states to decide if they would allow the import of Genetically Modified Organisms for use in food and animal feed and the growing of GM Crops.

Soil Sifter

Sieved Compost

Trying out a new soil sifter, planting willows and a rose. Some thoughts on decorative borders.

Compost, Comfrey and Catching Up

An unusual use for my Mantis, chopping compost and the comfrey bed gets cleared but here comes the rain.

Weeding, Composting & Preparation

A busy week taking advantage of the marvellous weather to sort out the compost, raised beds and comfrey.

New Wheelbarrow & Helper

Taking advantage of dry weather, a new wheelbarrow, propagating comfrey and my grandson helping weed and mow.

Crimson Crush Tomatoes

Crimson Crush Blight Resistant Tomatoes Results

Back in May I was able to offer free blight-resistant Crimson Crush tomato plants from Dobies. How did they perform?

De-leafing Tomatoes

Catching up after the holiday, removing leaves from the tomatoes to encourage ripening fruit and applying compost to fruit bushes.

We’re Back!

We're back from Lanzarote - some thoughts on growing in hot dry climates and the runner bean tree mystery!

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