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Look at the new offering from your local superstore!

Only joking – these mangetout are both heritage varieties! We’ve already had the yellow variety this week, but the sneaky green type was hiding! Some of them are absolute monsters!

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Growth update


Look! Strawberries! Not as yet as well developed as my parents who live a mile away. Must be the altitude as I live on a hill – theirs are red and look like I should be eating them.


The brussel sprouts are doing well – not yet covered in black fly either so there’s hope yet.


Beans and mangetout are climbing well. I’m not sure how tall giant mangetout get. Last years variety barely manged a foot, we’re well above that, but I think they were a standard variety!


Our second set of sweet corn has gone out and is growing fast. Hopefully their growth will be caught on the relocated waarkcam!


Something else is also coming along… Only 7 weeks to go…!

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Real Seed Co

Real Seed Company website screen capture

The seed order went in yesterday – a wopping amount (about £69) which should do us for a couple of years – more so if we do seed saving.  Next of course we need to get the greenhouse setup which’ll take a great deal more time and money.  Because of my height, I just can’t easily fit in a ‘normal’ greenhouse.  We were given an old greenhouse from my Grandfather, who’d actually got it from my other grandfather a number of years ago.  A few bits and bobs were rotten and many more panes of glass were broken, but it still has the same height problem.  So I’m looking to get it raised higher by adding concrete blocks under the frame.  This means it’s got to be made level and proper foundations installed.

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