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Garlic Varieties Table
Garlic

Garlic Varieties Table

There are many many different varieties of garlic. Here are some of the more popular ones with when to plant and whether they hard or soft neck varieties. [Table=5] For information on how to grow garlic check out out guide here. If you want to add more to the table […]

The Ripening
Tomatoes

The Ripening

This isn’t the name of the latest horror film but the wonderful event that’s going on in our garden at the moment.  After a number of weeks of will they won’t they our tomatoes are ripening. With anything good comes the no so good.  I was going to say bad […]

Gardening For Less
Bargains

Gardening For Less

We all love to garden and I bet we all love a bargain as well.  We’re going to be keeping an eye on the internet to see what bargains are out there. This piece of advice doesn’t only relate to gardening but anything you buy online.  Before you go to […]

August to do list
To do

August to do list

August is a month in the gardening calendar when there’s not vast amounts to do.  Having said that if you’re in the south east there’s every chance you could watering most days.  Harvesting and storing is the order of the day with some light sowing and planting.  However, there are […]

The fruits of our labour
Blueberries / Fruit / Strawberries

The fruits of our labour

Along with vegetables, we have been growing a bit of soft fruit.  Our blueberries were definitely the stars this year with a good crop which the blackbirds enjoyed as much as us!!

Winter is just around the corner
Planning

Winter is just around the corner

It’s that time of year when we need to start thinking about winter.  Yes, I know, it’s the middle of summer and I could be accused of wishing my life away, but as gardeners we have to plan for the future. Some of the winter harvesting veg are already in the ground […]

The Garlic Harvest
Garlic

The Garlic Harvest

We have lifted our first 23 bulbs of garlic (15 of [Illico] and 8 of [Purple Wight] in the last month both lots are drying nicely.  [Illico] is an early maturing hardneck variety (although the necks on ours don’t seem to be that hard!) and we could have harvested it […]

Potatoes – when to harvest
Potatoes

Potatoes – when to harvest

Many gardeners have been disappointed with a crop of tiny potatoes because they’ve harvested them too early.  Here are some very general guidelines to help tell you when they’re ready to harvest:

Courgettes

Recipe: Pasta with Courgettes

It’s at this time of year that we start to get a lot of courgettes and we need to be a little more creative than the standard stick them in the microwave with some olive oil and herbs for five minutes.  So here’s our first courgettes recipe.

Courgettes and Squash
Courgettes / Squash

Courgettes and Squash

I love courgettes and could eat them every day if I needed to.  My husband on the other hand is quite often heard muttering “not another bloody courgette” in late July!  This year I hope to ring the changes a bit more as I have been given a cookbook containing […]