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Greenhouse Pest Control, the All-Organic Way

Thanks to one of the warmest, wettest UK winters since records began, the utility area at the end of our (soon to be demolished and replaced) garage/shed, which is home to three compost bins and three large water butts, is also hosting a small, but growing (and irritating) colony of mini mosquitoes. The greenhouse just […]

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We Have Germination! The Chillis Are Coming…

Always one of my favourite moments of the growing season: the appearance of the first seedlings of the year. A small start, but so much promise of harvests to come. Here we have germination from seven of the twelve cayenne chilli seeds that I sowed on January 26th. They’re about three days above-ground in this […]

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First Sowing of 2016: The Chillis Are In

I really enjoying growing chillis – the plants always look lovely with their cargoes of red-spike fruits – but to-date I’ve had mixed success. The very first year I grew any veg at all, I chucked a managed to germinate some free seed and ended with a couple of plants in a south-facing wall-basket. They […]