Finally! We have sunshine and warmth so the race is on to get the last bits of preparation done on the beds ready for some direct sowing and to make sure supports […]
It feels great to get the last of the indoor sowings done…….and to re-sow all the tomatoes, leeks and celery after a bit of a disaster with some bad compost. Now I […]
On a very chilly day I start to get ready for winter! Sowing my brassicas with numb, cold fingers and dreaming of warmer days…..hopefully sowing flower seeds will prompt the sun to […]
It’s time to give some attention to the grass paths – I love the first mow of the new season especially when I’m surrounded by fellow gardeners all pitching in to make […]
My excitement is starting to build again……a little walk around the garden reminds me that most of the hard work has been done and that I’m ready for a new growing year….I […]
It feels great to finally get something in the ground! At home I am still cooking with last year’s harvests so I hope this year’s do just as well……..despite the rather chilly, […]
When it’s raining cats and dogs and rather chilly outside there’s only one thing for it – play with the indoor sown seedlings. The peppers and celeriac sown six weeks ago are […]
It’s been a tough three days getting trenches ready for potatoes and turning the field beans (green manure) in – not helped by such a wet winter. It isn’t my favourite job….so […]
Finally I have the materials needed to finish the fence/deck area…….it still looks a little forlorn without plants but come summer it should be a glorious place to sit……
Vivi’s Kitchen Garden 80: New seeds, sowing tomatoes and celery plus an update on the pepper and celeriac seedlings.
The season is gradually gearing up…….seed sowing and pricking out become the perfect rainy day activity. Today’s sowing session includes one of my most important and loved crops…..the tomatoes.