Tag Archives: winter salads

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, 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, 31st July 2021

This morning I cut lots of broccoli heads, some of which we’ve given to my parents and siblings who we saw in the afternoon. The rest may well be turned into soup or pesto. It looks like they’re not the … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 24th July 2021

Looking last night at the forecast for today it was heavy rain all day with thunderstorms this afternoon. I didn’t therefore feel compelled to drag myself out of bed particularly early, but when I did so found that it wasn’t … Continue reading

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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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