Not quitting while I’m ahead

Last year all I wanted to do was grow a carrot. They were my nemesis, my achilles heal, the thorn in my side. I didn’t need a show carrot.. nor a supermarket sized carrot. I just wanted a simple carrot of perhaps gratable size. Well let’s face it, my previous attempts had been so pathetic I’d […]

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It’s been a great year!

Earlier this year I decided that this was going to be The year I became an accomplished carrot grower! Sounds funny I know, and its not exactly in my top three life goals, but I’ve never quite mastered growing a good carrot which bothered me! After a slow start and a few failed attempts the […]

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Seeds I’m sowing in August

The plot is looking fantastic right now. The sun has been shining and the plants have responded strongly. I’m keeping my eye on the future though and what I can be sowing right now to keep the plot in tip top condition and continue a steady supply of fresh nutritious goodies. Here’s what I’m sowing in August. […]

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The year of the carrot June update

I thought I’d give you all a quick progress update on the carrot bed today… To be honest, I have had to re-sow this bed a number of times. Probably due to the slug population seemingly tripling this year following the warm winter but also the Early Nantes seeds were a little patchy in coming […]

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The year of the carrot cont….

So here we are….. poised for greatness! D-day was Thursday as I took an extra day’s holiday ahead of the Easter break and I’m very glad I did as it was pretty much the perfect blue sky spring day with temperatures around 12o. I also managed to avoid storm Katie! My sowing method: Last Autumn […]

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The year of the carrot!

I don’t think there is anything more satisfying, having carefully preparing the perfect seed bed and selecting the exact variety that is going to do well in your type of soil than spending the long warm sun drenched days of summer knowing that your perfect specimens are safely tucked up in their bed just waiting […]

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