My greenhouse has proven to be a success overall. I have made plenty of mistakes and I will be adjusting how I do things for next year, though I'm also working on making sure that I make full use of it during the "off" period as well. Over the past few weeks I've been able to harvest a growing number of fruit and vegetable from the greenhouse. Some, like the strawberries, … [Read more...] about Storing and Preserving Surplus Fruit and Vegetables
For the last couple of years I've had a couple of berry bushes that produce very small amounts of fruit. Not enough to do anything with. This year, however, I've got quite a few things planted that will hopefully produce fruit and vegetables in usable quantities. The first fruit to produce a crop was one of my strawberry plants that gave me enough decent sized … [Read more...] about The Satisfaction of Eating Your own Fruit
This year is all about experiments. I'm trying to grow a variety of vegetables and other food and it's all very new to me. Sure, I've grown things in the past, but never such a wide variety or at this scale! One of the things I really wanted to do was to get some varieties of chilli peppers. I couldn't find much choice locally so I ended up getting baby plants and seeds … [Read more...] about Chillis Planted. Fingers and Toes Crossed!
This week has been very exciting. My greenhouse install date was Wednesday and I was really looking forward to the new addition to my garden. Getting your hands on a greenhouse at the moment is not easy. Pretty much everywhere is either sold out completely or you can be waiting months to get one. I ordered mine towards the end of March, so my waiting time wasn't too bad. In any … [Read more...] about Greenhouse Installed!
I wrote recently about my decision to get a glasshouse. My main challenge was deciding which model greenhouse to get. That was partially decided for me when I spoke to the main Irish agent for one of the more popular brands of greenhouse. You can "want" model X all you like, but if it's not going to be available for 6+ months then you're going to have to choose a different … [Read more...] about Greenhouse Ordered!