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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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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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Something for the veg plot in 2022?

I’ve largely resigned myself to the idea of having to net all of my brassicas next year to stop the butterflies getting at them, so my plan was to wait until spring and buy some butterfly net then. However, by … 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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No dig diary, 22nd August 2021

Much of the day was taken up by finishing off cutting back overhanging trees in the orchard and feeding the brash through the shredder. I nearly ran out of room in the trailer! I’ve already used about half of that … Continue reading

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