Grow peanuts UK!

AA Gardening on YouTube put a video up so thought I’d give it s go! Raw peanuts into a small bag of damp compost left near a window, update soon.

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Chilli and pepper update

The seeds started on kitchen paper in a take away box at work as it’s warmer there! I’ve potted them on and will keep them at work for another month at least.

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Fantastic sky yesterday afternoon


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West Harrow station
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The daffodils are up!

November 👍

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The third flush of a rose

Amazingly some buds and roses have appeared mid November 👍

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May 2020 update

A few photos from the plot.

Broad beans are appearing.

Currants are also appearing.

Peas – Marrowfat (These are growing better than the other varieties!)

Strawberries – Doing well (a lot of people didn’t bother watering them during a dry April)

A nice sunset…

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I finally get to the plot. March 1st!!

OK it’s been wet and windy for god knows how long. I’ve sown a few seeds at home although all the seedlings over winter died as the plastic greenhouse blew over.Here are a few recent photos.The daffs are out although they look down after being battered by wind and rain.The potatoes I put in old compost in about Oct are up! If we get some heavy frosts they may not survive though!I threw the unsplit garlic from last June under a wheelbarrow, they have all sprouted. I’ll use the tops for stir fry.The plots are badly waterlogged, here is my friends path.That’s it for now. Be good and pray for some dry days!

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Over the past month I’ve been trying out my own way of microgreens, some a success and others not.

Dried Marrowfat Peas… Soak them overnight then rinse and just keep them damp, within a few days they sprout, you can then pile them into compost and cover. Here is my first trial pot. Not bad and they taste great.

Cress – put about 1cm of compost in a tray, sprinkle lots of cress seeds, flatten them in then spray the water. You can cover with something for two days, they will look yellow, then leave them in daylight. Great taste, much hotter than shop cress. More peas on the go at the front!

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Six on Sunday – 28.09.2019

It’s a bit late but I thought I’d better get some photos up before bedtime.

Blue Cap. A great flower to grow late into the season.

No idea what the apple variety is but a tree near my plot has these super sweet ones and I need to pick Lots this weekend! Potatoes are of course the wonderful tasting Pink Fir Apple.

Dahlia. Dwarf variety. They only last for a few days but the buds keep on opening.

Globe Artichoke. It died right back after flowering but here it comes again!

Black fly in September! On the runner and French beans. Never seen that before so late.

Mushrooms growing on the wood chips as they would do in a forest. Brilliant!

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