Category Archives: Dear Diary

Bean and gone

By | May 13, 2023

So, I usually start my runner beans off in trays in my south-facing back garden. But this year, hardly any have come through. Have I watered too much, or not enough? Are my beans ‘old’? Do bean seeds (or any seeds) have a lifespan after which they aren’t any good? I truly don’t know but… Read More »

It begins . . . .

By | April 4, 2023

2023 Season: After several weeks of chitting, seed potatoes are in. Two rows of 10 each Pentland Javelin for harvesting Jun/Jul, and 3 rows of 9 each Desiree for harvesting Sep/Oct. Also planted some onion sets. Several dozen in fact as last years crop lasted all through the winter (Sturon and Red Onion). Next up:… Read More »

Free Compost

By | February 10, 2023

I posted last March that there was plenty of free horse manure to be had locally. I duly filled both of my compost daleks and left it to rot down. It reduced in volume by a half over the summer and so I topped one of them up with weeds and unwanted greens removed during… Read More »