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The weather has been difficult but manageable, apart from damage to climbing beans. Leafy crops have enjoyed the rain and lack of sun more than fruiting ones. However September’s second half looks quiet and perhaps warmer, as often happens. It’s time to make last salad sowings, and some exciting harvests.

September update: protect veg, when to harvest, growth examples by ...


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New season and Homeacres news – autumn is near and we need to prepare. Make new sowings, continue weeding and tidying including old brassica leaves and leek rust, watch for pests and tomato blight and enjoy the harvests. It’s been nicely busy here with the release of popular new videos, […]

September 17 sowing for winter, controlling pests, blight, more on ...




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Looking back over spring, it started cold and then was good. May and early June growth was as fast as I have seen, until the wheels came off recently with the arrival of wind and rain. A British summer has installed and I feel less optimistic, slugs are breeding fast. […]

July 2016, potato flowering and blight, comparing dig/no dig, harvests ...