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No dig diary, 11th July 2021

Today my daughter and I shredded another trailer and a half of sycamore before rain stopped play. I reckon there are about three trailer loads left of what I cut yesterday, but that will have to wait for another time. … Continue reading

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Winter salads 2020/21 summary

So the experiment with growing salads for winter in re-used mushroom trays in the greenhouse is now over and I find myself considering how happy I am with the outcome, if I’d do it again and what I would do … Continue reading

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End of the winter salads

When I went out to pick salad leaves to accompany tonight’s dinner I discovered that more of the mustards are starting to flower, which left only the lettuces of all the plants I started with. The lettuces weren’t looking too … Continue reading

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More winter salads bite the dust

When I disposed of some of my greenhouse winter salads a short while ago, I cut the flower stalk off the salad rocket to see if the plants would produce any more leaves worth eating. Not only did they not … Continue reading

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Culling the winter salads

I need more space in the greenhouse for seedlings, so today I decided it was time to cull the winter salads to get rid of anything I thought wasn’t going to be productive any more. First out was the leaf … Continue reading

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Off like a rocket

The picture above was taken on 13th February. They’re a couple of salad rocket plants that were left over from my winter salads project and were planted out in the polytunnel, then moved a couple of times when I decided … Continue reading

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Veg plot 2021: More winter lettuces bite the dust

We had a quick trip out to the greenhouse and polytunnel this afternoon to scavenge what fresh coriander leaves we could to use for making salsa and guacamole to go with our fajitas this evening. I noticed that sadly a … Continue reading

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Veg plot 2021: No winter salads!

We needed a salad to go with dinner last night, but when I visited the greenhouse to pick over my winter salads there just wasn’t anything to take despite being almost two weeks (thirteen days, I think) since my last … Continue reading

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Veg plot 2021: First pick of winter salads this year

To go with our home-made chicken kiev this evening. It’s been thirteen days since my last pick and there really hasn’t been much growth. I took at most two leaves from each plant, plus a few bits of coriander and … Continue reading

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A winter lettuce bites the dust

Whilst in the greenhouse today I noticed that one of the lettuces I’ve been growing for winter salads appears to be keeling over. I assume it has failed to cope with either the cold or lack of light, or both … Continue reading

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