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Plot #59

Soft Fruit Re-Vamp, phase two

One job I definitely wanted to get done this winter was to finish the reorganisation of the soft-fruit section of plot #59.

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Trials and Observations

A Quick Mint-Cuttings Experiment – Conclusion

Back in April and May I posted about three different mint cuttings that I’d taken from an old ‘Eau de Cologne’ mint plant that I wanted to propagate. Here are the original cuttings again, for reference: All three cuttings have grown strongly in the nearly three months since they were taken and potted. This cutting […]

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Trials and Observations

A Quick Mint-Cuttings Experiment – Update

About a month ago I posted details of – well, not really an experiment, more an observation – of three different mint cuttings that I’d taken and potted up. As a few people were interested enough to comment, I thought I’d post a quick follow-up. Here are the original cuttings – all taken at the […]

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Trials and Observations

A Quick Mint-Cuttings Experiment

I brought back an old, tired, ‘Eau de Cologne’ mint plant from Plot #59 yesterday. The pot is disintegrating and is destined for crocks, and the plant itself – which isn’t in a good condition at all – is likely to end up in the compost. Before that happens though, I’ve decided to take a […]

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Greenhouse Growing

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 […]