An unusually mild January
As gardeners we have to adapt to what mother nature offers us and keep a close eye on our plants and give them what they actually require which is not always at the time the books say it should be done.
Harvesting Leeks, Celeriac, Parsnips and Leeks
December is always a dark month with the daylight hours being very short and having officially entered the winter season. But there are still things to do in the vegetable garden and things to harvest. This month we have harvested celeriac, parsnips, leeks and spinach.
Winter has arrived in the Kitchen Garden
Winter has certainly arrived in the kitchen garden this month, it has been cold, wet and very windy. We have been able to harvest a few winter vegetables this month more spinach, leeks, celeriac and the first of the parsnips these have been of good size but unfortunately they have forked a bit.
Out with the old, in with the new!
It has been a busy month of taking out the old and putting in the new, with summer crops finishing and new winter and spring varieties being planted.
A Change in the weather
The change in weather has meant that the summer vegetables in the kitchen garden are now nearing the end of growth. These will be lifted and composted and in their place the winter vegetables will be planted, spinach, pak choi and other spring brassicas.
A hot, dry and windy August
Well this has been another month where we have been scanning the skies looking for any sign of rain and unfortunately, we have not really been rewarded with any sufficient quantities; the occasional down pour and half an hour of drizzle every now and then.
The harvest is bountiful
There is a long list of harvested produce this month; spinach, lettuce, tomatoes, kale, courgettes, blueberries, red currents, raspberries, cucumber, broad beans, sprouting broccoli, radishes, potatoes, runner beans, onions, garlic and French beans.
A challenging month in the Kitchen Garden
It has been a challenging month weather wise; we have had heat, sunshine and thunder storms, the weather does really affect how the crops grow.
A month of unpredictable weather
April was a month of unpredictable weather we had it all sunshine, rain, wind and even some hail. Easter really saw the first of the warmer weather and the temptation to start planting out this year's crop was just too great so the first of the brassicas were planted out.
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