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Garden – May 2022

29/05/2022 Leave a comment

It’s all about germination and May 2022 was a microcosm of it all. Salad leaves and garden mint, slow and both have been reseeded. Tomato seeds, all germinated and are growing well. Peppers and Cucumbers, a very mixed bag. Radish, fast and a hundred percent. The lawn is looking better and all the Potatoes are growing well. Mind you, I think that’s a lot to do with the weather. May was raining days then summery sunny day. Of course the best growing were the weeds yet again. However, twas ever thus.

Garden – April 2022

24/04/2022 Leave a comment

There were two really hard Sunday morning frosts in April and they did for my early planted mixed salad leaves and mint. These have now been replanted and the weather is warmer but sorely lacking in rain. Watering can to the fore despite being on a water meter. The early Casablancas are growing well and have been earthed up three times. The Desiree (main crop) are in some tiny black plastic bags. Much smaller than I thought I would get. How they fair, only time will tell. The lawn needs moving every week now and has been fed twice. I have even started to dig the garden but only a bit.

Garden – March 2022

27/03/2022 Leave a comment

And we are off. Multiple containers of Casablance (first earlies), Stuttgarter to make up for the Summer Onions who did not make it through the winter. Radish, which have already germinated, various Spring Onions, some of which have already germinated. Chives (a first), Salad Leaves, Mint, Lemon Basil and some new Everbearing Strawberries on the way. The lawn has been left unmown as it is still patching. The weather hot days with a touch of overnight frost. Cooler weather in early April forecast.

Garden – August 2021

15/08/2021 Leave a comment

They say that August is the wettest summer month and August 2021 has certainly proved that to be correct. It’s actually raining as I write this and it’s stopping me from taking the video and photos. So, what happened since the last update, well mainly Potatoes and Cucumbers. The various varieties of Potatoes made great chips but I was rather disappointing by the yield, both in size and actual cropping. Still, I’m going to blame the poor Spring. Cucumbers, which were well hidden under their leaves have grown and are still growing rather large. No need to buy any. Still, they are a little bit bitter, compared to shop bought. The 2022 Summer Onions have been ordered and should arrive at the end of September. The 2021 crop is currently being eaten and it is a good if not great crop. The Peppers which are indoors, are coming on rather well. All in all, a bit of a mixed garden bag.

For Saturday 31 July 2021

31/07/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 31 July 2021.  Tiny Rebel Saturday, Summer Onion Sets, Japanese Onions, Amazon BTC, Yet more Apple Updates, Mental Health, £1.30 a litre and a week before. #Bedwas #SaturdayWrap

For Saturday 13 February 2021

13/02/2021 Leave a comment
The Saturday Wrap for 13 February 2021. Free Crypto, Crypto gains, The Big Freeze, False BBC Weather Forecast, Lips, Planning for post lockdown. From #Bedwas #SaturdayWrap #UKSnow

Garden – July 2020

12/07/2020 Leave a comment

June was a lot like April with lots of mixed weather and the start of July has been similar. However, I have saved on the water meter and the now fed lawn has turned green. So far, food eaten from the Garden, Strawberries, Mint, Lettuce, Red Duke of York (chipped), Spring Onions and Senshyu Yellow (Summer Onions). Weeding like the wind, as you would expect. I have some small Tomatoes but they are still green. Hoping they turn read soon. Lockdown easing.

Garden – June 2020

07/06/2020 Leave a comment
May 2020 was very dry, hot and very sunny. June 2020 so far it’s turning out to be a standard British Summer with some spells of rain stop play already. The Plum tree was dead and I’m slowly removing the branches and the trunk. I’m going to get some stump remover in September with maybe a new Plum or Cherry tree next Spring. Ripe Strawberries arrived just before the 01st of June and I’m having one or two every night. The garden which I was going to cover in weedkiller is now full of Potatoes, those I did not dig up last year are now coming back to feed me. Lots of Spring Onions, Onions, Tomatoes and Cucumber are well on the way to be providing my tea. Slightly less locked down.

Garden – May 2020

10/05/2020 Leave a comment

Happy that the fence is back up but it really needs painting. Lots of weather both a heatwave and lots of rain. Frost returning in w/c 10/05/20 according to Derek The Weather. Getting compost has been difficult but Aldi has rescued me a number of times. Whilst food shopping, not on a separate journey. The Blue Danubes (maincrop) have finally pushed through and the Red Duke of York have started to flower. Indoor Spring Onions and the outdoor Summer Onions are coming on well. Lettuce (mixed) are making good progress and the indoor seedlings – Tomato, Peppers and Cucumbers are all to schedule. I think there will be Strawberries by the beginning of June. The weeds, well they seem rather weed killer resistant. Staying safe.

Garden – February 2020

23/02/2020 Leave a comment

February 2020 is going down as the worst weather since the double Beast from The East in March 2018. First of all Storm Ciara blew my fence down and Storm Dennis and the ongoing bad weather is stopping it being put back up again. So the garden hasn’t been dug and with all this rain it wouldn’t be. The only real growth is Onions, Summer Onions outside and Spring Onions indoors. I have Potatoes chitting and with a bit of luck, they will go in their bags and pots late March 2020.

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