Vegetable Gardening

Happy New Year!

Happy new year to you all! Let it be full of delicious veg……..but first make two new year resolutions. These are mine: 1. To go out and enjoy the garden this year; sit in it & chill out! 2. Not
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Leeks planted following early potatoes

The Chef has planted leeks on the Plot following early potatoes.                       The seed potatoes planted on 2nd April have produced delicious new potatoes which have been lifted from the
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The Chef has planted leeks on the Plot following early potatoes. leeks-in-plot The seed potatoes planted on 2nd April have produced delicious new potatoes which have been lifted from the Plot and eaten.  In their place the Chef has planted
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Plot Update 30 June

The Chef sent an update on his Plot dated 30 June. Everything is growing well – with a good variety of vegetables in the garden. potatoes – another root was dug today, with six new potatoes on it.  One had
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The Plot is Producing

The photo below shows how the Plot is producing.                 Three months after the Chef dug up his lawn he has a fantastic, promising vegetable garden. The small seed leaves, (called cotyledons), seen
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Red onions showing growth.

The red onions on the Chef’s plot are showing a bit of growth. red-onions-April15 The birds have been busy pulling the onion sets out of the row, but the Chef has pushed them back in.  The birds will not be able
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Cold temperatures in the vegetable garden

The temperature in the vegetable garden is still cold.  Yesterday, the soil temperature in the Chef’s plot was 2.4degrees C. The seed potatoes are happier in the garage at this temperature. So while the soil temperature remains cold there will
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Work suspended as snow & frost

All work on the Chef’s plot has been suspended due to snow and frost. Sad when he is so keen and eager to get on with things. The lawn is well & truly turned over and seed potatoes are chitting
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Waterlogged Plot

The plot is waterlogged!  20mm of water was tipped out of the rain gauge today, and 12 mm yesterday.  Last week spring seemed to be on the way as the sun and wind had dried out the soil.  But that
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Seed Potatoes moved out to Garage

The Chef has moved the seed potatoes, from the spare bedroom, out into the garage. The Maris Bard seed potatoes have been on a tray in the spare bedroom since the beginning of February.  The room is very light and
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