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Tea and Coffee


Not making tea and coffee, but growing it.


I don’t live up a mountain, but it’s fun to try exotic species. They were presents to my wife from about 2 years ago, but they’re worth a punt.


Soak the seeds in warm water for 20-40 minutes before planting. Fingers crossed!

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A break in my cycling today, off to meet a few guys from Bushcraft UK forums in the pub. This will be making cycling unsuitable later I suspect!

Strange triffid like creatures are stirring on my south facing window. Mispoona for all 🙂


The rocket is rocketing, and even the marigolds are poking their heads out

But what of the chilies?


Nothing. Soon my pretties, soon.

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Sowing time


It’s itching into spring now, though you might not realise it.

I dug out the seeds from last season (our ones from the real seed company haven’t yet arrived, it being only one day since we placed the order) and got a sowing. I have no faith many of the seedlings will make it, or even germinate. I’ve sown an arctic lettuce (should have sown about sept last year), rocket, chard, chillies, watercress etc but I hit upon an idea… Why not try planting kitchen spices? Obviously not the ground type but fennel, coriander, cumin etc.

I’ll keep you updated how they fare over the next few weeks.

I’ve also ordered a grow light to prevent them becoming too leggy, but they’re in the sunniest indoor spot that being our south facing front window!

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