Category Archives: Veg plot

No dig diary, 29th September 2021

Yesterday I noticed that a couple of seedlings in the greenhouse were looking a bit nibbled, so this morning I went out on a slug hunt. I was going to catch a big one. I’m not scared 🙂 I didn’t … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 26th September 2021

Today I harvested all the remaining sweetcorn and froze the cobs. The stalks I twisted out of the ground and after hacking off the roots with a billhook (they obviously went straight into the compost) I shredded the stalks and … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 21st September 2021

I seem to have spent the last couple of weeks madly doing stuff and not feeling as though I have a huge amount to show for it. Not sure why. On a non-gardening front I do at least have a … Continue reading

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More fruits of my labour

I picked another 1¾lb of blackberries this morning, followed by a washing up bowl full (I have no idea what that weighs — perhaps 14lbs?) of Victoria plums. The blackberries went straight into the freezer and we’ve stoned the plums … Continue reading

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More blackberries in the freezer

It took a fair while to clear the other side of the “blackberry hedge” of nettles and other obstructions (which have at least ended up in the compost heap). I think in total I’ve put five wheelbarrow loads of stuff … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 1st September 2021

I’ve planted up quite a few of my winter salads in mushroom trays now. I think I have eight done, so forty-eight plants. Then I had an idea that is so simple I don’t know why I’ve overlooked it until … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 31st August 2021

Last winter I grew salad leaves in the greenhouse, in mushroom trays lined with newspaper and filled with compost. This year I intend to plant most of the plants for winter salads in the polytunnel and no-dig greenhouse once the … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 30th August 2021

Today I harvested eight of my sweetcorn to see how they looked. They’re not quite as golden yellow as I’d hoped, but either my eyesight is going a bit strange or they actually appeared to be turning more yellow as … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 29th August 2021

It’s been rather autumnal here this holiday weekend and I’ve been out in the garden a bit, planting out the last of my brassicas (PSB and spring cabbage which were really only “spares” anyhow, but since I have the space…). … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 24th August 2021

Woohoo! I shall not be entirely without chiles after all this year. Jalapenos: and Cayennes: Ok, so it may not be many, and they may not ripen until they’re red, but I’ll take that if I just get something to … Continue reading

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