Seasonal Updates


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1st March, the start of spring by some definitions, sees the UK weather turning cooler, a sure sign that spring is underway! Hence the need for waiting to sow seeds of warmth loving plants such as tomatoes, sweetcorn and courgettes. Have fleece or cloches ready to cover new plantings, from mid […]

March 2017 sow and multisow, plants offer, growth of autumn ...







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  Are you ready for cold weather?  November was 4.5C (8F) cooler than last year, and December looks to be cool, perhaps with snow around the solstice. Otherwise mostly dry.  November was above average rainfall here because of the wet spell from 19th-21st (see below, no dig drainage), but otherwise […]

Dec. 2016 winter veg, harvests, no dig success and starting ...





16.10.16, the middle of autumn and there is still no frost here, though I hear that some valleys and northern areas of Britain have frozen a little.  Because of autumn’s increasing mildness, over the last three decades* at least, I sowed my brassica salads for winter a whole ten days […]

October ’16 update: mulches, brassicas, carrots dig/no dig, sedum