Yearly Archives: 2019

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Chilligrow Greenhouse

In the Greenhouse – New Equipment on Test

Setting up the greenhouse for growing rather than propagating. Testing out a Chilligrow and Self Watering Tower Pots.

Polytunnel Strawberries

Polytunnel Report

Polytunnel coming back into production for the season - expanded on strawberries in baskets. Peppers planted and potatoes near ready.

growing questions answers

Growing Questions & Answers May 2019

Growing Questions and Answers for May 2019 on various subjects

swallow potting shed roof

Swallow Potting Shed Leak Fixed

The guys from Swallow Greenhouses came over on Monday and fixed the leak from the opening windows on the Potting Shed.

Border Tomatoes
Broken Glass in the Grass

Madman of North Wales

I'm afraid I managed to convince some visitors to our fair land that they might have blundered into the land of the crazies.

Folding Greenhouse Staging

As Always, Plans Gone to Pot!

What I'd planned to do before the new greenhouse blew down and what I'm planning now.

greenhouse storm damage

Greenhouse, Wind & What Lies Ahead

After losing the new greenhouse, what to do next? Looking at a hurricane proof polytunnel in the Shetlands - a very windy place.

greenhouse storm damage f

Disaster Strikes New Greenhouse

Storm Hannah arrived in the early hours of Saturday and my new greenhouse is destroyed.

Eden Greenhouse

New Greenhouse Finished (Almost!)

The new greenhouse is basically finished, only 3 months behind schedule. Very pleased, all the same.

Greenhouses on Allotments

Should Greenhouses be Banned on Allotments?

Should we ban the use of glass on allotments in case somebody cuts themselves? Is it a sensible precaution or nanny-state culture gone mad?

growing questions answers
Greenhouse & Coldframes

More Greenhouse Progress – Dead Sheep Only Sleeping!

A bit more progress on the greenhouse build although strong winds nearly disassembled it! And the dead sheep that came back to life.

Greenhouse Construction

Progress Building the New Greenhouse

The new greenhouse construction is progressing albeit two steps forward and one step back.

Potting Shed Propagators

How Much Equipment is Enough?

Considering my propagators and other equipment. How much is enough? Do I have too much?

My Polytunnel

Hierarchy of Ecological Badness

Thinking about the ecological cost of importing our food versus growing out of season at home. Is it really cheaper to import from Spain?

2 Tier Vitopod

Busy on the Plot, Shed and Polytunnel

It's the busy time of year and don't I know it! Inside, Outside and in the Polytunnel it's all go. Plus the great worm exodus.

Jams & Chutney

How Long Will My Jam Keep For?

We're always been asked how long things will keep. Well, the official answer differs from the true.

New Veg Bed

New Bed, Planting Up, Worms

New vegetable bed finished, planting the new decorative bed, lots of earthworms now as the soil improves.

Strawberry Runners

Preparing the Polytunnel

Preparing the polytunnel for sweetcorn, planting potatoes and strawberry runners. My favourite fruit!

May 2019
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