Category Archives: Veg plot

How not to cut down a tree…

I’ve been removing some sycamore branches that were overhanging the veggie plot from one of our hedgerows which hasn’t been too much of a chore thanks the pole saw, but one trunk had grown out at an angle over the … Continue reading

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The Great Leek Scape

Or perhaps not, given today’s weather, but the weather is presumably what is responsible for the behaviour of this particular leek that I noticed in the veggie plot yesterday and photographed today after a snow shower with the biggest snowflakes … Continue reading

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Garlic comparison

As I posted a couple of days ago, this year’s garlic has finally made it out of the ground. I’d been feeling a bit apprehensive about what was going on because it seems to have been far slower to get … Continue reading

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At last we have garlic-sign!

I’ve been a little apprehensive about the garlic for next year. I saved four of my best bulbs from this year’s harvest to replant, and did so back in October. Despite the fairly mild weather however there’s been no sign … Continue reading

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Last shot from the plot

For 2021, at least 🙂 I lifted a good couple of dozen leeks to share with my extended family when we saw them just before the new year. Fortunately there are still plenty left for us.

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Pickled jalapenos

I’ve just realised that I meant to show what I did with all my green jalapenos from this year. No idea how I can have forgotten something so important 🙂 I did save a few to stuff and bake, but … Continue reading

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The veggie plot at the end of 2021

As I posted a couple of days back, I wanted to take a few photos of the plot as it is now so I can remember where I still need to spread compost once the winter crops are out of … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas veggie plot tidy up

Despite filling ten (I think — could be twelve) dumpy bags with fallen leaves, there were still quite a few that had collected on the paths and around the plants in the veggie plot so today I decided to clean … Continue reading

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The cleanest seed in all the county…

I allowed some of my coriander to run to seed this year. I didn’t want the seed to replant as that particular variety seems to gallop into flower at the slightest sign of sunshine. I was interested in having some … Continue reading

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Well this is quite unexpected

This is a photo of some of this winter’s purple sprouting broccoli plants taken on 26th November. They’re starting to flower! The plants weren’t sown or planted out particularly early. In fact possibly later than the instructions on the packet … Continue reading

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