What a difference the sun makes!
I was going to do a Patch from Scratch update at the end of the month, but having enjoyed such a glorious, inspiring weekend in the garden I’m going to do it now.
Last week, my friend asked me if I had any thoughts on dwarf vegetables to grow in a new raised bed she had finished building. This struck a chord with … Read more
When I first started gardening, growing mangetout peas in my garden was one of the first pea plant seeds on my shopping list. Every allotment holder and GYOer grows peas, … Read more
Last week, I wrote a post excitedly telling the world that planting in July and August are great months for beans, peas and other vegetable seeds. However, I now realize … Read more
In the spirit of experimenting with space-saving growing methods, I decided to try growing sweet peas up a wigwam this year. I’ve just made my first harvest of mangetout, and … Read more
They’ve taken almost 4 weeks, but I’ve finally got signs of carrot and beetroot germination (pictured) in the greenhouse. I’m putting this progress down to a few short bursts of … Read more
It’s mid-March, the weather has improved a smidgen and the rhubarb is nearly ready to pick. Spring is almost here, and I’ve been rummaging through my seed boxes to remind … Read more
I’ve been having after zero success with peas and mangetout on the allotment. I struggled with patchy germination, and what did come through shrivelled up and went to pea heaven … Read more