Wednesday, 29 October 2014

The First of Next Year’s Crops Maybe …

 

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Thinking ahead to next year and an early crop – I sowed broad beans – which have now mostly germinated.  I will soon plant out and cloche them to help protect against the worst of winter – who knows, they may even survive.  Ever looking forward.

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Multiple-root Parsnips …

Last Sunday I dug my first Parsnip.  It was pretty much perfect.  I had high hopes for the rest of the row.  This Sunday – my hopes were dashed.  Parsnip after parsnip was stunted and multi-rooted.  After several pullings I finally came upon normality.

Did you apply manure to the bed – I hear you ask – NO – is the answer.  The soil was friable – no hard pan to make the roots divide – so what went wrong – and why?

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I have no idea – have you?

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Windowsill Gardening …

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Behold – my indoor Herbary.  Basil, Parsley, Chives and Thyme.  Brought indoors to thrive in the warmth over winter.  A convenience – definitely – who wants to trudge to the top of the garden during a snowstorm – not me.  And they look pretty good on the window sill too.

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