Category Archives: Planting

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Another empty bed, this time with parnsip, carrot, and beetroot seeds in

Last weekend we started planting our peas and beans. This weekend it was the turn of the roots.

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Planting Broad Beans and Early Peas

This corner of the legumes bed now contains peas and beans

The weather’s improving, which means that it’s time to start planting up the plot that we’ve spent so long painstakingly digging over, and over, and over… During the next couple of months, we should be able to sow vegetable seeds … Continue reading

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Hedging and Blueberries

Hedging

So, the edible hedging arrived as expected today. We helped ourselves to about 40 or so plants of a mixture of varieties. Unfortunately we don’t know what they are so have just mixed them up in the hedge interspersed with … Continue reading

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Planting Cherries, Plums, and Greengages

The two year old Stella cherry tree

The most exciting thing we’ve planted so far, I think, are the fruit trees. We put in a Stella cherry (on Gisela 5 rootstock), and a Victoria plum and a Cambridge Gage greengage (both on Pixy).

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Planting Raspberries

Two rows of raspberry canes, dwarfed by stakes for wires

In amongst my fruit order were twenty raspberry canes, ten of Glen Ample (a mid-season, summer-fruiting variety) and ten of Autumn Bliss (an autumn-fruiting variety). If they grow as we hope they will, these will dominate the top section of … Continue reading

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Planting Strawberries

The strawberry bed

When we’re working the plot on a hot summer’s day, we’re going to need some refreshment. And better than having to lug snacks down to the plot would be being able to pick our own while we’re there. And what … Continue reading

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From hacking down and digging out to putting in. At last!

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Today was the day that our plot finally began to look like it’s being cultivated. A few cloves of garlic and a couple of rhubarb crowns aside, everything we’ve done so far has pretty much been hacking things down and … Continue reading

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It’s not all hard work…

Although we have spent most of out time digging and clearing, and generally exhausting ourselves, we have begun to see the rewards of our labour. Now that the ground is clear, we have planted a few things.

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