The late bit of sun for October has helped turn the remaining chilli peppers to their end colours. The wet weather after the early summer heat meant none of the plants reached their full potential. This is caused, in part, by the plants sitting in wet soil (even with good drainage). This said, it can …Read More about Finishing chilli peppers
Gardening Diary Entries
With summer almost over it is time to start organising the garden for next year. For gardens bothered by slugs and snails this year a good clean out is important to find and destroy slug eggs. One way to do this is to get builders in and have them turn the whole garden upside down. …Read More about Busy time of year
All gardeners dream of summer extending itself into October. Just when the tomato and chilli plants are producing ripe fruit and have loads of green fruit, a few extra weeks of sunshine would make all the difference. The current forecast for the next few weeks indicates a mix of warm sunny days and occasional days …Read More about Summer’s end
Originally from South America, nasturtiums have a culinary and medical history. The leaves and flowers are edible with a tangy taste similar to pepper. Used in salads and soups they add colour and flavour to many dishes. There is evidence nasturtiums discourage slugs and snails. This is a good reason to include them in an …Read More about Nasturtiums Gallery 2017
Cherry tomatoes are thought to be an intermediate type between a wild tomato and the domestic garden tomato. These small (cherry size) tomatoes grow on long vines (up to 3 metres) or on small dense bushes less than 1 metre in height. Lily of the Valley is a good example of a cherry tomato. This …Read More about Which cherry tomatoes?
Doing a bit of kitchen gardening in the city provides access to fresh produce on a daily basis. While being able to pull together a fresh salad from the garden at a moment’s notice is very satisfying, the real art of the kitchen garden is to produce a range of crops that can be preserved …Read More about Kitchen gardening