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of my veg plot's cropping life for a good few weeks more, I must get some more!
Yesterday at a Gardeners' Question Time recording it was amazing to hear that Eric's Cumbrian plot had only had 5cm of snow. Not so here in Hampshire. The snow is 45-60cm deep and the icicles more than 1m long!What have I been up to during the snowy
This has been a very productive year on my veg plot. Most of my favourite crops have performed extremely well, with good yields of delicious, fat vegetables. But, I have to admit, the leeks have been very disappointing. I’ve never known such a
I watered, it rained within 24 hours.The downpours we've had in Hampshire over the last few days have made a serious difference to the plants. The veg plots are suddenly flourishing and some of my miserable-looking lettuce seedlings have finally
plummets at about 6pm. So yes, the fleece is draped all over the place in the veg plots. A bit of snugly-protection for my sweet potatoes (I'm growing Bearegard and Jetfire this year, it'll be interesting to see how they fare!) and some vital, please
that are introduced each year. It's good to find space on the plot for some spherical courgettes, as well as cylindrical varieties.To complicate matters further, my increasingly eloquent and opinionated offspring have clear ideas of their own. My eight year old
Autumn is the ideal time to evaluate our successes and failures in the garden. What worked well this year? What didn't? On my veg plot, though, this process is pretty much continual. Photographers from Gardeners' World magazine are always turning up