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.

Brusseling Things Along

May 22, 2020 Chris Malme 0

I planned a trip to the garden centre today. With nothing to plant in my recently cleared third veg trough (of four), and not yet having any herbs for my recently bought VegTrug Herb Table, I needed to do some shopping.

Broad Beans

New Growth

May 20, 2020 Chris Malme 0

My garden has gone through a couple of years of neglect. This started with a year where I did very little, then when faced with the work needed to bring it all back, simply procrastinated. In November last year, I hired a couple of guys to get the garden back […]