Items tagged with: gardening
The bits that were knocked off the plants were dutifully put in water, grew roots, and were repotted meaning that from 18 seeds I've now got a yield of 20-21 healthy plants!
#gardening #growyourfood #foodplants #mastogrow #tomatillos
The tomatillo fruit are finally closing back up their paper lanterns to mature; getting excited now!
#foodplants #growyourfood #mastogrow #gardening
Anyone have experience growing #padron #chillies? They're not meant to be spicy (well maybe 1 in 20), but I bought some seeds from a garden stall in Barcelona that seem to almost exclusively hot chillies. They're also more... balloon shaped? Than the padron plant I received from a fellow gardener (which also is not spicy). They look kind of like halfway between padrons and habaneros... any ideas what might be going on?
#gardeningtips #help #advice
Tips for increasing potato yields
It's a summary of a talk by a potato expert I attended years ago. I found the tips really helped increase my crop yields when I grew potatoes.
So we did this morning before the rain. I'm pretty pleased with the size and condition of the garlic, which has been growing in pots the previous two years and is definitely bigger.
It's now drying in trays in the garage (which has light and is airy). I'll then sort through them in another month and work out what to save to sowing in Autumn and what is for eating. And some for sharing too.
#KitchenGarden #Gardening #Vegetables
Lots of discussions about levels. Turns our the 'gentle slope' is more of a slope than we both thought! A slight adaptation to the design should resolve this challenge.
#Landscaping #Gardening #KitchenGarden
However, the one thing I didn't address was the levels. It's only a slight slope, but it obviously impacts on them laying out the sleepers/beds and paths. So one #fail for me.
I've struggled with getting my head around this in the past, so I'm definitely going to need to work on improving this skill.
I already had the poles, and got some soft mesh that is also good for keeping out cabbage whites, enabling me to reuse it for brassicas in the future.
I also got some resuable cable ties, so rather than cutting the mesh all to size now, we folded it up and attached the extra ends to the poles. This keeps it neat, and means if I change the bed/dimensions in the future, I have the extra netting.
I've used garden staples to hold the mesh down, but they are easy to pull up to access the veg inside and do any weeding.
The height is needed because asparagus fronds can get very large!
Not sure if this is considered a high yield or not, but I'm very happy with it.
This lot (in the photo) is getting frozen so I have a treat later on in the year.
#Gardening #UrbanGarden #GrowYourOwn #Vegetables
Why no pics? Coz I think it's more dramatically revealed in the blogpost!
Am hoping I'll get enough to bulk up what I can save to sow in autumn, save to eat myself over the next year, AND give some away too!
#OhTheExcitement #Garlic #Gardening
(The lawn was just mowed today and I have the lawn guy leave the clippings where they are instead of bagging them and throwing them out, so that's the impromptu mulch you see everywhere.)
I put some new coffee grounds in the soil near the plant itself since I'm sure it's eaten much of what's there already.