Tuesday, June 15, 2021

greenhouse , updated with video

seems that laptop will upload today. maybe its the connection.... 

 in the greenhouse, potted into growing spaces are... two fat tomatoes, two cherry tomatoes, one each of pink and green tomatoes. Two cumcumbers, two green peppers and two aubergines. There are some potatoes growing in a compost bag.. hopefully some ready to eat soon, some carrots in a pot which are small but can be eaten, and a tray of lettuce that I've just started eating, it should do a few days. 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

from garden diary. photos in a week maybe... lol


8/4/21                   19.6        5.6          -1.5

10/4/21                23.8        22.3        -1.2

11/4/21                20.5        18.3        -1.2        out of room in the greenhouse, no more seed trays.. lol... I’ve a few old yellowing lids in the shed, will dig them out. Turned over the middle bed with horse poop, need to get more worms too.

16/4/21                29.3        14.3        -1.9

17/4/21                27.9        11.3        2.2          greenhouse gets too hot. Poor germination with onions and red/green sweet peppers, have re-sown Walla Walla and Rossi  oninons , also Asti Rossi and Frigitello sweet peppers.

19/4/21                30           14.5        4.2

20/4/21                37.7        13.8        8.3

21/4/21                45.5        ...            5.5    eeek. hot hot hot

24/4/21                greenhouse reaching ridiculous temperatures during the day.. but is cold in the shaded part.. is a conundrum... .  have seeded today, in the house but intend to put them in the greenhouse tomorrow... Tomatos.... Pomodoro Costoluto Fiontentino.....Pomodoro Ciliegino a Grappolo(F1 Red Bunch)...Tomato Tigerella.. Tomato Raspberry Oxheart. .

Tuesday, April 06, 2021

a couple of pics from Saturday

in the greenhouse with the sun on his back.

 filling up the shelves with seed trays.

Sunday, April 04, 2021



todays pickings of purple sprouting broccolli and chives, about to be made into an omlette and eaten for dinner. 

I'm tired out from work, weary of the changing weather. 

following are temperatures and what's been sown in the greenhouse, as typed into my garden diary adn copied and pasted to here.

22/3/21                18.7        11.8        3.8

27/3/21                19.1        9.9          2.2          sown  ===some more Cipolla Rossa Di Tropea Onion as they just don’t look like germinating, Blumen Sapore Italiano. === Pepper Largo De Reus Pairal, More Veg.=== Pepper Quadrato  Asti Rosso, Blumen Sapore Italiano===Carrot Ideal, baby type.. for little first carrots.Suttons===Courgette Black Beauty===Pumpkin Small Sugar===Cucumber Lemon===Leaf Beet Perpetual Spinach, More Veg===Spinach Giant Nobel===

31/3/21                21.2        9.7          4.2

2/4/21                   21.9        2.1          0.3

3/4/21                   27.3        21.9        2.1

4/4/21                   20.1        12.8        1.5          sown === Cauliflower Romanesco, Suttons === Cauliflower Snowball Y Improved, Sow n Grow===  Broccolli Continuity,Suttons === Broccoli Walthan, Sow n Grow=== Kale Vates Blue Scotch Curled, Sow n Grow=== Cabbage or Kale Cavalo Nero di Toscana,  Blumen Sapore Italiano  === Cabbage Winter Jewel, Suttons === Cabbage Savoy Perfection, Sow n Grow=== Green Pepper Pepperone Friggitello, Blumen Sapore Italiano=== Chard Ruby Red, Sow n Grow === Chard Lucullus, Sow n Grow=== Collards Vates, Sow n Grow=== Brussells Sprouts Long Island Improved, Sow n Grow === Arugula, Sow n Grow===  Anise, Sow n Grow===Fennel, Sow n Grow===

Sunday, March 21, 2021

Sundays gardening

greenhouse temperatures. max 23 c   current 18.5   min 2.5c    seeding herbs and wild flower mix into new seed tray/propagator; coriander, sage, rosemary, thyme, parsley and re-sown onion seeds, Cipolla Rossa Di Tropea.

old propagator lids on the left.. look how yellow they are compared to the nice new clear ones. will use the old ones till they fall apart, they've given good years of use.

 bookmark from Wildside, keeping place
favourite gardening book. I reccomended this to a friend who unfortunately bought the 'new edition' which I've looked at and don't like at all.. the author has changed his views and ways of doing things over time.. so I'll only recommend the old edition, not the new one... what suits some people doesn't suit others.
I've been piling horse poop on top of this bed for a couple of weeks, bringing home a couple of bags at a time in the car.
that's it dug in now, weeds removed, stones removed. I know its not been tended well for a number of years but the soil seems such poor quality.. like its never been dug over before... oh well, it can only improve with work and time.
these are snakeshead fritillary which were coming up underneath the twisted hazel... its the right time to move snowdrops.. but not these... but, being on my knees removing the snowdrops from under there, I just thought well move them while I'm there... as not likely to want to crawl under again.... hope they survive. snowdrops and fritts now in a place where they can be better seen when they come up next year.