Blighted!

There are few things to sadden a gardener’s heart more than the sight of this: Every year I know I’m taking a risk with outdoor tomatoes, but I don’t have a greenhouse and if I want toms at all I have to at least try. For the past two years I’ve been growing Ferline F1…

Update: Celery ‘Peppermint Stick’

For the first time this year I am trying my hand at trench celery. It’s always looked a bit of a faff before, to be honest, but I was seduced by Peppermint Stick by The Organic Gardening Catalogue.¬† Sowing, pricking out and planting went pretty well, as did creating the trenches and the plants are…

Final Analysis on Late Garlic Experiment

On April 25th I embarked on a little experiment to see if my final¬†bulb of last year’s garlic, which had sprouted far too badly to use, might be grown to any useful size. Given I usually plant garlic in September and you need a frost to separate the cloves I was doubtful, but hey… I…