Polytunnel salad leaves – December 6

This little bed of salad leaves is ready for picking now. It comprises  ‘Winter Imperial’ lettuce; ‘Lollo Rossa’ lettuce,  coriander and American land cress. The latter is a good substitute for watercress. I’ve used a metre square raised bed filled with soil and with a layer of multipurpose compost on […]

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Growing garlic in a container

Garlic is one of the easiest crops to grow and needs relatively little maintenance. But if you don’t have a lot of space for garlic in your garden, how about growing it in containers? This ‘Czechmate’ has just been planted (November 1st) and takes about 15 minutes to do, that’s […]

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Harvesting peppers

We grew lots of sweet peppers in the polytunnel this year – wonderful crop!  Grown undercover in pots, they don’t need much attention apart from watering, feeding with tomato food (when the flowers arrive) and making sure you pot them onto larger pots as they grow – this is because […]

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Mudketeer’s diary- 10th Sept 2018

Saving seed It’s that time of year again when we can save lots of seed for sowing next season. Here I have collected lots of coriander seeds. Just off a few plants I probably got about 300 seeds and if I bought the equivilent seed that would probably cost me […]

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