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Summer Harvests and Planting

It has been a tricky growing year, extremely high temperatures and no significant rain for many months means watering has been a real chore. But it's starting to pay off now with lots of harvests. I've grown some decent carrots, these are Autumn King which are incredibly tasty too. I also have a purple variety… Continue reading Summer Harvests and Planting

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More Harvests

Last week was hot and Friday in particular reached a ridiculous temperature. Sadly, I lost one of my chickens to heat stress despite my best efforts. The weekend was all change, much cooler with heavy rain, and even though it tipped down for most of Saturday the ground is still quite dry. The lush potato… Continue reading More Harvests

Growing Guides

Chitting Seed Potatoes

Seed potatoes are readily available from garden centres and seed merchants from early January, offering many different varieties to chose from. Produced to be disease-free they offer the best possible start with growing your own potatoes. You may have come across a gardening term called 'chitting' or 'chit', so what does this mean exactly? Chitting… Continue reading Chitting Seed Potatoes