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chilipepper's Journal

chilipepper's Journal

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Busy time of year!!

06 March 2013 18:42:52

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Well as the title says it is a busy time of year for us!! have planted up 28 bags of spuds so far!! have nearly finished potting on the toms, and we are about 1/3 of the way through potting on the onions, all the chillies and peppers are potted on and are looking good, also picked the first of the rhubarb last weekend, delicious!!! will put up a list of the tomato varieties when i get achance!!

Tomatoes

26 February 2013 13:55:16
Tomatoes

Tomatoes

As usual my discipline regarding the amount of varieties of toms i grow each year has gone out the window, again!!! i recevied a batch of 10 varieties from a friend in Poland, 3 of which id grown before, but i just had to try the other 7!!! so thats 32 varieties this year!! and thats definetly it for this year!!!!!!!!

Early Potatoes

25 February 2013 20:22:21
Early Potatoes

Early Potatoes

Planted the first veriety of our early spuds today, Rocket, planted 6 bags, all our early spuds will be grown in bags, 30 bags in total....

First Lemon of the Year

25 February 2013 01:38:23
First Lemon of the Year

First Lemon of the Year

We picked our first lemon of the year this weekend, it was put to good use with a bag of ice and a bottle of Gordons!!!!!

Compost bins

25 February 2013 01:30:58

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I managed to get the compost heaps turned during the week and was delighted with the results!! all ingredients have composted down fully to give us plenty of compost for growing our tomatos and early spuds in!!

Jurga Help!!!!

04 February 2013 22:14:43
Jurga Help!!!!

Jurga Help!!!!

Hi Jurga, any chance you could translate the name of this one for me!!!

Getting ready for next month!

03 February 2013 14:27:35

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Have planted all our garlic (Maro) in 3" pots in the greenhouse, 70 pots in total, and also have the Spuds chitting, 6 different varieties, earlies are, Rocket, Duke of York and Sharpes Express, 2nd earlies, Orla, and main crops Roosters and Pink Fir Apple, 180 tubers in total!!!

Pairie Fire

26 January 2013 18:02:20
Pairie Fire

Pairie Fire

These are the first sown and so naturally the first seeds to germinate for me this year, i start these off a good month before everything else as they spend the whole season on the window sil!! they are a dwarf chili that grow to just 1ft in height so are ideal for the window sil, each plant produces loads and loads of half to three quater inch rich red chilies which are quiet hot and great to cook with! 

Tomatoes

25 January 2013 20:42:00

Growing Mushrooms

25 January 2013 19:08:07

Making Compost mix for growing Mushrooms

25 January 2013 02:32:49

Onion seed sown

24 January 2013 20:55:45

Plans for 2013

24 January 2013 15:17:13

Full Steam Ahead With The Veg!!

03 April 2012 15:43:52
Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Hello all, well its full steam ahead with the veg now, the 1st early spuds are all showing now about 5" above the soil, Rhubarb is ready to be picked, have nearly finished lifting the winter leeks, the onions we planted last September are doing really well and will be ready for lifting in early May, the Winter garlic is doing nicely and will also be ready for lifting in May, this years seeds are also starting to show, we have 3 varieties of scallions, 2 of beetroot, carrots, kale, cabbage, 3 varieties of lettuce and various salad leaves all growing strongly, the peas, broad beans, onion sets and brussel sprouts are all now about 6" tall, the tomatoes, chillies and sweet peppers are all doing well and will be in their final pots around the middle of the month (will do a more detailed post on the toms later in the month) turned the compost heaps yesterday and filled 12 black bags with compost that in part will be used for the toms, chillies and peppers! also got the nemasys in for the vine wevil, slugs & ants!! so all on track, will do up another post on the fruit garden, this is the second year for most of the bushes, so we are expecting big things we have put a huge amount of work into this side of things in the last couple of years and its been really exciting to see it evolve.......     

Help needed to name tomatos!!!!!

08 March 2012 22:50:01
Help needed to name tomatos!!!!!

Help needed to name tomatos!!!!!

Hello all, i bought about 8 pkts of tomato seed from Estonia early this year and i have managed to identify all bar 2 packets! i have taken a photo of the 2 packets and i think one is called "Crown Prince" and the other "Russian Giant" any help to identify which is which would be gratefully welcome, regards Dave..........

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