Heated propagation bed

The other year I built a heated propagation bed for my greenhouse. I’ve not made great use of it in previous years. This year I’m using it to extend my growing year. I’ve started some broad beans, radishes and lettuce on the heated bed to see how they do. It’s been a week now and…

A Wonderful Christmas Day

Christmas Day is upon us again and the food and drink is being eagerly consumed by friends and family.  Christmas time reminds me of why I started this journey, why I am learning to garden and produce my own crops.  Food and drink brings people together, creates a community and there is nothing more satisfying than seeing…

Projects

Just a quick update to say I have added a new page to my site to share the projects I have been working on.  The first to go up is a page about building my greenhouse.  I hope you like it and I will add more as I complete different projects.

It’s been a while

It’s been a while since my last blog.  Things have been a bit busy and any free time I have has been directed to DIY and the Garden.  Any time left over is reserved for the family. Things are very busy at work.  With the integration of health and social care services, my job has…

First seeds sown

This weekend has seen the first seed sown this season.  Granted they were sown indoors, but still, its a good milestone.  The first seeds in are my tomatoes.  I normally get given more mature plants by my wife’s grandfather (and probably will still get some) but this year I wanted to give them a go…

February is upon us.

February has sneaked up on me.  I have barely started to work on my veg garden, getting it ready to start my early crops, and my new greenhouse is still without glass in it.  Time is getting away from me and all my plans are already getting behind.  To keep up on things I really need a…

A start of a new year.

January.  What can I say about January?  It’s cold, damp and my garden is a mess. Although, January can mean something more.  A new year, a time to start something new, plan the next 12 months and almost taste the salads, roots and berries I will pull, dig and pluck from my garden. This year…