Yearly Archives: 2019

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Covering Border Mulch

More Woodchips, Storm Damage, Leylandii & Leeks

Creating a new decorative border, mulching with woodchips and cardboard, storm damages coldframe, windbreak leylandii growing fast.

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Sowing Schedule 2019

My seed sowing plan for 2019 is set up in a spreadsheet which you can download as an example for yourself.

Snow Field

A Slow Start, Under the Snow

Looking at the snow blanketing the fields and plots, covering the plants waiting patiently for spring and warmth to burst back to life.

Chitting Potatoes

Potatoes, Onions, Garlic, Purple Cauliflower & Other Flowers

Chitting potatoes, onions in store, garlic in pots, purple cauliflowers and primroses flowering and daffodils ready to flower.

Coloured Beets Collection from Suttons

White Beetroot amongst the red beets – What Causes White Beetroots?

Understanding why white beetroot are appearing from a packet of red Boltardy Beetroot seeds takes us into how we breed new varieties of vegetables.

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Brexit Blues

The probability of us leaving the EU without an agreement could result in higher prices for food and shortages of fresh vegetables in the shops.

Eye_iris

Cataract – Here we go Again!

I've been diagnosed with another cataract – so my right eye will have a bionic lens soon. It's frustrating waiting but the operation isn't bad.

Slugs on Lettuce

Metaldehyde Slug Pellet Ban Announced – Slug Killing Options Now

Metaldehyde based slug pellets will be withdrawn from sale, the government announced. What effective alternatives for slug control?

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