The winter…

Sorry for the long absence, despite unseasonal warm tempetatures we haven’t

been doing all that much gardening and I have been ill for the past month on and off.

It looks like the cold weather might be coming this week but we hae already

started planning our allotment and looking forward to trying some grow lights 

as well as some new plant seeds. 



Our experiment in growing the painted mountain corn worked a treat! Plan on growing more next year now that we know it does well in our climate. Quite frost resistant and does well even on our windy lot.


It’s now August and the days are getting darker and darker. Whilst still warm during the days the weather is shifting into Autumn and the last of the plants are being sown. 
Garlic can go into the ground up until mid October where we live, asian greens and dill are also late season items that people can grow. Our plans are turning to next year and winter protection including using leaves to cover any sensitive plants. 

What are your plans for next year’s growing season?