Getting quite a few trusses of tomatos
Jun 27, 2019
Getting lots of tomatos, none ripe yet though!
First melon big enough to net
Jun 27, 2019
Melons now have female flowers and some are swelling. Bees have been doing their
First netted melon
Aubergines are filling out
Jun 27, 2019
The aubergines that were sown back in Feburary now have fruit that looks quite convincing. They are in 30cm pots and were stopped at 30cm high. They stand in a sand tray that is kept moist-to-wet and which has 60W heating cable. The thermostat sensor is poked in one of the aubergine pots and is set to 19C.
Each of the aubergine plants has at least one fruit now
Starting to get lots of male flowers on Galia melons
Jun 02, 2019
The melons are starting to get lots of staminate (male) flowers but no sign of any pistillate (female) ones yet. Still, it’s only early June and I understand this imbalance is usual at this stage. The Cantaloupes, which have been behind all along only have a few, but the Galias have quite a number.
Both sorts are growing stronly so I expect to see female flowers soon, at least on the Galias.
May 30, 2019
Greenhouse seems to be going well. Tomatoes, melons, aubergines, and stawberries all thriving. There is no space heating in the greenhouse, only a 120 W ground heat cable in the bed (tomatoes and melons) and a 60 W cable in the bench sand tray (aubergines and chillis). Heating is controlled by a small computer. Although thermostats are cheap enough singly, the cost mounts if you want more than one, and I had a computer spare.
We have a greenhouse
Apr 21, 2019
Our neighbours kindly gave us a greenhouse. It’s a very old Crittle one about 2500 by 1500 but still very serviceable Trying tomatoes and melons.
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Blackthorn blossom is out 2019
Feb 21, 2019
Spring is officialy here! Blackthorn blossom is nealy four weeks earlier than in 2017. I don’t seem to have recorded the date in 2018
First spinach showing
Feb 19, 2019
About 25% of the row of spinach Palco planted Febuary 2nd, is now showing through. About 17 days.
Onions planted 2019
Feb 15, 2019
Kevin and Gudrun planted out our onion sets in the new garden. 100 Centurion, 180 Piroska Red and 100 Sturon.
Huish Family History
Feb 11, 2019
Some notes on Huish/Dumont/Witcher family history, from brush makers in Chard towards end of 19c, through a generation in South Wales to London. Includes notes on Dumonts as jewellers of french extraction. View/Download PDF