How To Prune Your Pumpkin Patch

growing pumpkins

Pumpkins have to be one of my most satisfying crops to grow. You plant a small seed (in the scheme of things) and, all going well, end up with a crop of big round, meaty pumpkins. And they’re reasonably easy …

Read more

Mint Refurbishment

how to grow mint

Things have got a little out of hand in the Mint department. Our Mint patch is looking rather unruly right now which means it’s time for the bi-annual herb refurb. Every Autumn and early Summer our Mint patch gets a good haircut …

Read more

Autumn Beauty In An Edible Garden

Growing an edible garden doesn’t mean missing out on all the beauty of Autumn.

The yellows of the Cherry tree leaves…

how to grow

The oranges of the Nectarine tree leaves…

how to grow

Read more

Pruning Blackberry Plants

Blackberry PlantsAmong the many berry plants we have on our 1/4 acre, we have four Navaho Blackberry plants which are an erect, thornless varierty that produce large crops of delicious, fat, sweet black fruit.

Well normally.

This Summer, we didn’t get such a great crop from two of our Blackberry plants.

The fruit was dry and sparse and the plants weren’t looking that healthy.

The other two plants did really well and produced a fantastic crop. But as always in our garden, we want more!

Read more

Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkins

Right now I’m feeling incredibly impatient with my Pumpkin Patch.

I have some lovely, nice big Pumpkins growing and I’m excited to stash them away for our Winter pantry.

Pumpkins are planted in Spring/Summer and growing quickly, usually maturing in Autum – approximately 14 weeks later.

We have been really lucky this year to have our plants produce at least 12 good sized Pumpkins. I love knowing that we have this fantastics crop to enjoy over the next few months, without spending a cent.

Read more

Want to know more about gardening?

Fill in your email address in the form below and you'll receive all the latest updates directly in your in-box.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.