A half term rainy day means things like this happen..I want to grow the Hosta’s in large pots so that will hopefully mean the slugs won’t bother (who am I kidding !) these are from @lovewilko and are great value
These 3 chilli babies, since I last showed you my feeding regime (post from 5thFeb), still not received another feed. Reason why?:
I need them to put on growth, above and below the soil. Feed them weekly NOW and they get lazy!! Besides they are indoors and the air is warm not hot so I do not 'over love' them. Treat them mean, keep them keen😉.
The roots are getting strong, in fact spilling out of the pots already. As for the tops, the leaves are shiny and healthy....and cannot stop putting on growth. .
You carry on growing babies, mummy loves you all 😘😘😘
Foraging for wild garlic is really big back at home (Slovakia) but I have not found it anywhere nearby here in Surrey so I ordered some bulbs online and they arrived yesterday! I can't wait to plant them on the allotment.
A tiny bunch of kindness... We often refer to funny little interactions as a quirk of ‘life in the village’. We had one of those moments last weekend when my husband bumped into an ex-workmate at the post office. Knowing he’s a keen cook, she mentioned they had a ‘few’ more currants than they could use and would we like some?
His default answer is always yes, so off we ventured to nearby Bethany to pick ‘a few’ currants.
We’d never cooked with them and certainly never seen them grown, so I was delighted when we saw the beautiful little bunches growing on a 120+ year old vine.
So we picked. And picked. And picked. About 15kg all up.
And came home and cooked. And cooked. And cooked... So now we have cordial, jelly, syrup and loads of dried currants ready for use in baking. (I’ll load pics to stories soon). Thank you Marion & Russ for your amazing generosity. It lead to a big ( but fun ) afternoon in the kitchen together discovering new methods, ingredients and curranty deliciousness.
There’s a lot to be said for life in the village.
See stories for pics of the bountiful harvest. .
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These zucchini plants are getting pretty bigggg. I’ve never grown zucchinis before so this is all new to me, but I did grow these big bois from seed so I am extra invested in their success.
(Gifted) - Just over a week ago, I sowed my first chilli and pepper seeds. Many of them are poking their little heads above the soil 🙆♂️🌱 I've held off sowing mine just a little longer than some others for two reasons. Firstly, in my house, the windowsill light isn't the best. It's much better that I wait until the late stages of winter to get improved levels of daylight, otherwise I'm struggling with leggy seedlings.
Secondly, although chillies and peppers need a long growing season, I see it as a balancing act. If I get the plants going too soon, I then have to accommodate them as they grow bigger while still having to be concerned about the temperatures outside in the greenhouse. So I wait.
This year I've managed to get them off to a great start and I'm grateful to the lovely bods at @earlygrowgardening who asked me to try one of their heated propagators 🌱
They didn't ask me to promote them. But I really wanted to give a shout out to this young company up in Yorkshire who manufacture their products here in the UK.
The one in the picture is their heated 3-Bay windowsill propagator and capillary Matt.
I've just noticed they are offering a 10% discount code over in their Insta profile too 👀
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Since everyone on my side of the world is talking about starting Winter seeds, there's been a few questions about what to plant for Winter 🌱 Here's a list of things you can think about planting, it's not definitive by any means but a good place to start! 🌿