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We can hope for better weather in May… after the least sunny April I have ever recorded. Temperatures however were close to normal, thanks to the cloud cover keeping nights mild and frost-free. Soon it will be time to plant warmth-loving vegetables outside, though not until after mid month.

May 2018 uncover beds, potting compost & no dig trials, ...


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The weather rules. What a change on 20th July from the year’s early sun and warmth to Atlantic wind, cloud and rain. July was the wettest since 2012 with 141mm/5.6in rain. I fear that August will be cooler than average, so we need to keep up to date with new […]

August 2017 summer plantings, no dig trials, weed free, onions, ...



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There is still so much to sow and plant. Now is good to sow cabbages for autumn hearting, Brussels sprouts, French and runner beans, sweetcorn, more carrots, lettuce and multisow beetroot, even leeks if you have not already. You can set out plants of celeriac, sweetcorn, tomatoes, courgettes, squash etc. […]

Mid May ’17, sowings plantings videos weeds and news