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Garden – August 2022

29/08/2022 Leave a comment

August was more heat warnings, more rain, more Thunderstorm warnings and most recently, a drought warning for the whole of Wales.  Potatoes, I’ve eaten most of the early Casablanca and I’m now starting on the maincrop Desiree. Finally my tomatoes have started to turn Orange and Red after spending weeks on just being Green. No sign of any of the cucumbers yet, however I have some Peppers albeit still green. The Strawberries are still coming and will do until the first Autumn Frosts arrive. The month ahead (September 2022) will be bringing the harvest home. And the Summer just rolls away.

Garden – July 2022

31/07/2022 Leave a comment

July was the month when we had an Amber Heat Warning, the threat of a hose pipe ban and everything bar the Strawberries being approximately a month late. However, as I write this it’s been a rather damp weekend. Enough to fill the reservoirs? No, but good enough to stop going out with a watering can for the next couple of days. Casablanca are my new favourite potatoes, I have had a really good crop from them this year and they make great chips. My Japanese Summer Onions Senshyu are ready and I have been eating them for the last week. Not too strong and really crunchy, the only thing is that they do not store well. Pull them up and eat them straight away. Having slightly better luck with Spring Onions and half of my Tomato Plants are finally flowing.

Garden – June 2022

26/06/2022 Leave a comment

It’s been very Great British Summer since the last update. Very hot then showers and cold. I still think that the season is two weekends behind, if not longer. The first of the Potatoes (Casablanca) are dying back, so are ready and I will be raising them soon. The Lemon Basil looked ready and then immediately went to seed, these are the things that happen to me. With the third pack of seeds, the Salad Leaves are now off. Lots of strawberries and the lawn is OK if not spectacular. The Summer Onions are coming on a treat and should be ready this time next month.

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.

For Saturday 09 April 2022 – working audio

10/04/2022 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 09 April 2022.  Brew Monster Taproom, bloody knee, hard frost, planting strawberries, Gift of Beer, Umbrel update, WWDC, Banked Beer, bleeding, Driver availability. #Bedwas  #SaturdayWrap

For Saturday 09 April 2022 – No Audio

09/04/2022 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 09 April 2022.  Brew Monster Taproom, bloody knee, hard frost, planting strawberries, Gift of Beer, Umbrel update, WWDC, Banked Beer, bleeding, Driver availability. #Bedwas  #SaturdayWrap

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 – September 2021

05/09/2021 Leave a comment

Autumn is here and so is the September high pressure. Grey in the morning and sunny and warm in the afternoon. A spot of Delta Summer (as it is now called) is on the way. Garden wise, everything has gone growth crazy and all the tomato pots have tipped over. Home made lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes for tea most night. The indoor Peppers are the way forward, if for no other reason than they are not eaten by pests. The lawn mower seems to be eating the lawn. There must be a sign there somewhere. And now 2021 is beginning to slip away.

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.

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