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!
Back in January the weather was miserable. It was cold. It was dark. You'd go to bed in darkness and if you have a normal day job you'd end up getting up in darkness too. Horrid. It's like that here every year. But this year we were on a "Level 5 lockdown" due to the COVID-19 pandemic. So we're all restricted to our homes and most things are closed. So you've got the … [Read more...] about Gardening Weather?