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Garden – September 2022

27/09/2022 Leave a comment

Post Equinox and the nights are getting colder. With what little rain we have had the lawn is definitely looking better. Some of the older Strawberry plants are dying back but those I planted this year are still doing well and producing fruits. The Lettuce are dying back and going to seed. They garden has gone crazy with now red Tomatoes and I think they will be around until the first frost. I still have some potatoes in the little black plastic bags. I thought that they wouldn’t be very good but they have been a revelation with much bigger crops than the bigger bags. It will soon be winter and the process will start all over again.

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.

For Saturday 09 July 2022

09/07/2022 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 09 July 2022.  Posting, Planting Things, Both Gone, Both Still there, M2 dates confirmed, No go, Sort of gone, Prep M2, Bedroom Fan, When cards go bad, Shorts, In August and In The Clear.   #SaturdayWrap #Bedwas #July2022

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.

For Saturday 18 June 2022

18/06/2022 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 18 June 2022.  Hungover, 4.5 TOG, Planting and Out, Office closed, New MiFi SIM, Activation woes, Paing The Tumble Purple, 40 Year Cert, Planting Out Toms, ReUp PlusNet, Detail – all M series, Hot but not hottest and Game Changer FAM.   #SaturdayWrap #Caerphilly #June2022

For Saturday 14 May 2022

14/05/2022 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 14 May 2022. Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Carrots, Radish eaten, Light all the way, AirTag Firmware, Goodbye iPod Touch and a new one from Argos, Google IO, More Compost and collect on Monday. #SaturdayWrap #Newport

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.

For Saturday 14 August 2021

14/08/2021 Leave a comment

The Saturday Wrap for 14 August 2021. Geronimo. Level Zero, Masks, Community Shield, Pruning, Cucumber, Autumnal dark mornings, fridge view, deep clean and tikibartv.com. #Bedwas #SaturdayWrap

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