Getting quite a few trusses of tomatos Jun 27, 2019 Getting lots of tomatos, none ripe yet though! Tomato truss
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. ... Read more
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. ... Read more
Greenhouse update 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. ... Read more
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. MelonCam Picture is updated every 60 minutes or so. It may be dark if viewed at night.
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
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
The hedge is waking up Feb 11, 2019 I think spring is going to be with us a little earlier this year than the last two years. The Sea Buckthorn buds are opening and the Blackthorn blossom buds look as if they might open any day now. These bushes are in the hedge we planted in about 2012. ... Read more