seed saving

Powering through that list

….well maybe not, but some of it is crossed off! My long-suffering oca is now out and in the ground. There are 2 left over and Andie has said that she will give them a home (phew!). I am looking forward to seeing the huge amount of foliage appearing, and […]

Still no real rain.

My twice-weekly drenching of the plots does seem to be working though. I’ve got myself more organised – not been on top form for a few days and I can’t move fast so this is needed to make up some ground! There is a list of things to do on […]

I seem to be spending all my time watering these days, which eats into the time I have to do things on the plot, with a lot more still to do before I throw in the trowel for the season. With a lot of effort the green bed has been dug […]

Aspirant Seed Guardian & 3rd veggiversary

Hurray! You are reading the diary of a fully paid up new member of the HSL. I’m applying to be a seed guardian too, which I feel warrants a special hat. Something in the flatcap or Terry Pratchett style I think. I really enjoyed the Edible Garden Show. I wish it were […]

And we’re off!

I’m back from Amsterdam and can now fire up the propagator. Sown today: 4 Tsygansky Baron pepper, 4 Lipstick peppers, 12 Padron peppers, 4 Big Jim (didn’t germinate last year, fingers crossed!), 4 Hot Fish, 5 Royal Black, 4 Joe’s Long, 4 Lemon Drop, 5 Aji Fantasy, 5 Piquante/Pepperdew, 4 […]

Uh-oh. More seeds.

The Crown Prince squash has been sacrificed for the greater good. It’s gone an amazing 2-tone orange/grey-green. Half of it has been roasted. The other half is wrapped up in the fridge and may need to be donated to hungry mouths up the road – the thing is HUGE. 7 […]

More weeding in the wet

Another 2-hour stint. This time after a week spent in bed with acute bronchitis. Not fun. I am still very tired and wheezy, so tried not to do too much or get too cold. Not sure I achieved either.  The site’s soggy and the main path to my plot is […]

Squashes and worms

I went up for a quick hour early this morning to add a couple of bags of wet, unrotted leaves from last year to the navy bed as wormfood. If I’m going to do this leafmould thing properly I need to either construct some decent bins or lay in a […]