I'm a bit late with this post but better late than never! What’s growing on in our kitchen garden this month? Timperley Early rhubarb never fails to produce as early as March, feeding us well into summer. Right now our patch of rhubarb is looking fantastic with big healthy leaves and green stems flushed with red. The plum trees are beginning … Continue reading What’s Growing On In March?
Pullet eggs are just the most adorable little things ever. Perfectly formed, just a much smaller version. A pullet is a female chicken less than a year old, depending on breed she will begin to lay her first eggs from 20 - 22 weeks of age while larger breeds such as Brahmas and Orpingtons will … Continue reading Pullet Egg
No matter how much growing space you have, sometimes you just have to use containers. Blueberries require an acid soil and our soil doesn't quite cut the mustard, so to keep our little blueberry bushes happy I planted them into old galvanised bath tubs filled with ericaceous compost and placed them in a sheltered spot on … Continue reading Blueberries in Tubs
Tomato seedlings can be potted on when large enough to handle but I prefer to do this once the first or second pair of true leaves emerge. Handle tomato seedlings carefully by the leaves and pot on individually into 3 inch pots, avoid handling by the stems which can easily snap. Plant deeper than they were previously to encourage … Continue reading Tips For Potting On Tomatoes
Red Duke Garlic is a heritage variety with fierce and spicy flavour, it originates from Moravia, Czech Republic and appears to do well in the UK climate. Attracted initially to the colour and the idea that it may do well in our kitchen garden, we liked it so much we included it in our growing plans … Continue reading Pick of the Crop, Our Choice of Garlic to Grow
I want to make life as easy as possible when planting our seed potatoes so I use my 'potato planting tool'. Ok so it's not the real tool (they do exist look them up), rather the handle of what was once a perfectly useable spade until I broke it during our allotment days. Now it is used for making potato-size planting … Continue reading Easy Way of Planting Potatoes