Seedling tally

3 Burgess Buttercup, 2 Queen and 3 Kabocha squash up. No Sweet Dumpling, Autumn Crown or Uchiki Kuri.  The former were sown in flatter seed trays, the latter in 3in pots…I can’t help thinking that there is a link in there somewhere… Also showing are some poppies and one or […]

Digging continues

The kohlrabi, beans and harlequin squash are all up, nothing else is showing at all. I have seeds queuing at home, thanks to the brilliant Forum seed swap parcel and […]

Seed sowing apace

Sowed the following: 2 Sweet Dumpling (SD) in small brown pot, 2 Uchiki Kuri in small brown pot, 3 Harlequin squash in black tomato box, 8 violet podded climbing beans in black tomato box, 13 Kohlrabi in black tomato box, green seed tray flat leaved parsley, grey seed tray 2nd […]


2 hours at the plot tonight, mostly digging up and sifting soil for the top bed to 1.5 spits deep – so nearly double digging… It’s very slow work, probably not completely necessary and I am sure that my neighbours think that I am insane. This is where my inherited […]

Dry days and sunshine

While I don’t want to put a hex on, it’s really getting dry up at the plot. Mine’s a complete suntrap and I’m already carting watering cans about. I am very […]

I am a bit broken

Today was all about breaking up the new ground for a bed or two. The blackthorn is tenacious and resisted even the mattock we borrowed. And there is also hardcore […]

Strawberry update

I’ve filled 104 pots with strawberry plants – both runners and crowns that I have split. I have no idea what varieties they are, but some of the crowns don’t […]