Sow Cucumber

  I had great success with the cucumbers last year, but surprisingly, the best success were the cucumbers I planted outside. I left them always...

Sow sweetcorn

The sweetcorn that I grew last year did produce some corn, but it wasn’t entirely successful. I didn’t understand that to pollinate, the corn...

Sowing Courgette

Looking at the posts from last year, it looks like I was well ahead of the game. I had already got seedlings of courgette,...

Wilt

I was perplexed by this. The basil that seemed to be doing so well, suddenly, over night, started dying. I checked the roots for obvious...

Keeping your crops free from stress

Some of my crops are starting to show signs of stress in the green house. It is simply down to the hot temperatures that...

Leaf scorch in April!

There was me worrying about the late frosts, and totally forgot about the effect a hot April can have on your crops! I left...

Scale insect

  I saw this yesterday, and only spotted it due to the ants that gave them away. The cuttings that I took last year from...

Using a root trainer

The Carrots I sowed the other week have shown no sign of life. It was too early, and the weather suddenly turned wet again....

‘Planting out’ the tomatoes

Sticking with the original plan for the greenhouse, I have put Compost bags on low shelves around the back and side of the greenhouse,...

Planting out the Aubergines

The first lot of Aubergines that I planted have become strong enough to plant into their final position. I have put them in the...