Brussels Sprouts!

February 21, 2021 Chris Malme 0

I’ve just gone through all the plants, only picking the good firm sprouts, and not worrying about any that weren’t – they went in the garden waste with the plants.

Even so, I have a ridiculous amount of sprouts. Far too many to eat before they go bad.

More Green Tomatoes

October 13, 2020 Chris Malme 0

I’ve been harvesting the odd tomato here and then, as the ripen on the vine, but I have now given up and stripped my plants of the remaining tomatoes. Which are actually quite a few.

Last Broccoli From The Garden

September 30, 2020 Chris Malme 0

Having finished up all the good broccoli heads from the garden during the summer, the plants kept giving. Once the heads were taken, the offshoots start flowering – broccoli spears.

Tomatonado!

August 28, 2020 Chris Malme 1

As mentioned on my Facebook page a few days ago, high winds knocked over my tomato plants. Quite a few branches broken, but non of the main stems. I stood them up again and did a quick tidy the day after, which yielded me a small bag of green tomatoes […]

Training Tomatoes

August 23, 2020 Chris Malme 0

It’s been a few years since I last grew tomatoes, and I’d forgotten many of the little things I had learned. Mainly on how to remove suckers before they became major fruit-bearing parts of the plant, and how to keep the plant neat. As a result, my tomatoes have been […]

Brussels Sprouts Doing Well

August 8, 2020 Chris Malme 0

This is the first lot of Brussels I planted, which at one point I was thinking of digging up and throwing away, because they looked so unhealthy.

And this is the second planting. These thrived a lot better, but recently got hit with an infestation of tiny flies. But a spraying of lightly soapy water seems to have gotten rid of the worst, and let the plants recover.

Reusing My Garden Furniture

May 25, 2020 Chris Malme 0

My garden furniture is 8 years old, and I really haven’t taken the care of it that I should.

It was on my list of things to do for a long time, so when I hired some gardeners to do some work, stripping and retreating it was high on the list.

However, I am considering an alternative.

A Tough Trough.

May 24, 2020 Chris Malme 0

For the first time in about 4 years, I have all 4 of my vegetable troughs planted with vegetables. But boy, that 4th one was tough.