Tomatoes are best picked young from the plant. While bunches of ripe tomatoes are a pleasure to behold in the garden the best tomatoes are those picked regularly through the season while the fruits are firm and just coming to full colour. All tomatoes should be harvested before they start to soften and stored at …Read More about Tomato harvest
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The first part of each year is the lean time in the garden unless you have over wintering crops. Broad bean, onions and garlic make up the bulk of this garden’s winter crops, along with salads, chard and spinach in containers. Over winter crop are the lazy gardeners favourite as they requires a lot less …Read More about Winter harvest
Not a bad result for a first year experiment growing garlic and onions in a small raised bed (5m x 1m). The raised bed is now full of tomatoes coming to fruit so lifting the garlic and onions allows extra space and nutrients for the crop. Getting this extra crop from the same bed is …Read More about Harvesting garlic and onions
Cucumbers are great producers for small city gardens. These climbing vines grow well in containers or in soil, work well in shaded gardens and produce fruit steadily over the summer months. Their bright yellow flowers are a favourite of bees with each then turning into a cucumber. The smaller varieties of cucumber (up to 20cm) …Read More about First cucumbers
This year the harvest from the garden started in June and went through to October. Harvesting is weekly or bi-weekly for main crops and daily for salads and small vegetables. It is better to have this small continuous cropping than single larger crops once a season.