I keep a gardening log, it’s been going since 2009. Here are my notes/log.
About my Garden
I chose Tomatoes and Basil, the tomatoes are Marmande, which are determinate, here’s some notes on pruning the tomatoes, .
The tomatoes didn’t work, the Basil did. Here is a list of the possible causes, I vote for compost quality and possible poor pruning strategies.
Here’s more on how to prune the tomatoes. and here’s a video
So I have some Basil in, and just bought myself a kentia palm. Let’s see if I can look after it this time. WRT to Basil, start a second tranche as I transfer from the water to the pot.
A ZZ plant would be fun, if i can find one and want to cope with its toxicity. Maybe make some space with an indoor vertical garden.
And pruning it!
Wouldn’t it be great?
This going to be tricky as I am on lockdown but here’s two thoughts; let’s have another go at avocado, and garlic. My experiments with avocado have not worked well, this article claims some insight. Garlic worked well last time I tried it and this video suggests it’ll work indoors.
I planted some potatoes. I have kept the potted Basil alive for a month or so.
I’d like to try Ginger, but this suggests that both temperature and light will be a problem.
I might like some lighting although friends suggest opening the curtains.
I tried a window box of tomatoes which sadly didn’t work. I tried some Plum and Marmande, bought as shoots in Deptford Market and & High Street.
I need to think about what went wrong and see if I can find some ugly, no really, shoots next year. Actually, it wasn’t very successful, the coriander, from seed, & cornflower’s both failed, although the latter is not really an indoor plant. I also tried some ginger, which also failed.
Two lines of potatoes in the left bed 23 Apr 2017
Another line of potatoes in the right bed, corn & beans in the left bed above the fire 16 Apr 2017
Four drills of carrots in the middle bed. Right bed, beyond the Strawberries, more Onions, white, red, red, and the first potatoes. 2 Apr 2017
Onions are in. Middle bed, from Garlic to fence, white, white, red, shallots. 26 Mar 2017
Garlic is in. Middle bed, from wall to fence, Picardy, Spring, Mersey, Mersey. 19 Mar 2017
- http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/vegetables/cabbage/growing-winter-cabbage-plants.htm, planted a bit later, may survive the slugs
Other winter vegetables
- http://www.thompson-morgan.com/top-10-winter-vegetables, planting in Autumn
- Winter Onions, plant in the Autumn
I have been shopping at country market; and picked up some leaflets
I moved in October 2015, so a new garden, the focus will now be on the allotment.
The “for dummies” have got into it, here’s two references from them. They may help at the house.
At the allotment there’s a lot of nettles, I might get a sickle, there is one for Sale at “my allotment plot”
- Ginger Part Deux, see http://www.tropicalpermaculture.com/growing-ginger.html
- Late Vegetable Plantings , parsnips, carrots, cauliflower and cabbage
- 10 best herbs grow containers
I put some Fennel in two weeks ago, the slugs have had one, so I put down some pellets; we’ll see. Perhaps it needs to go in earlier to beat the slugs, but I don’t think you can. Also got bollocked for using the pellets. 5 August 2013
Meuvens wrote last week and among other things offered some bluebell bulbs for delivery in September to November; they need planting dry in the Autumn. Over the last two weekend’s I have been down the Garden Centre for inspiration, most of this is for next year now. Although I bought two agapanthus plants. I reckon one of these wooden planters and two of the trellis below would be good for salads and beans and sweet peas. 4 August 2013
Some plants took my fancy, some Red Hot Pokers, Kniphofgia, Verbenia and some Veronicium Fascinatrium. What is that black leaved bush we have in the back bed? 4 August 2013
The planter is out of control, the rosemary and curry plants need replacing. 6 July 2013
I need to keep this up to date, but some ideas from last weekend
- Put some trellis/spires in for the sweet peas and beans
- Weed the trumpet plants and the edges, some of the grass clover has invaded the bed
- Cut back the Rosemary, Lavender, Curry Plants & Planters
- Scatter the Lavender, Alium and Garlic Seeds
- Get some more Garlic Bulbs and sow
- Plan something behind the trees
- Cut back the planters and gibbet plants, especially the new clematis
This web site was unavailable during the summer of 2010, and it wasn’t a good year for my gardening.
This year I bought a new cover for the green house and had a go at some Corn (again), Basil (risky), Marmande & Cosutoluto Fiorentino tomatos and
some Chilli’s including Lombardo, all from seed.The Corn and Basil are coming though, the others are not, probably because of the age of the seeds. I originally brought them from Gardening Express, and its almost certainly caused by the age of the seeds and my storage technique. I have a couple of Apache Chilli plants which are surving, but the Jalepeno died of thirst in the greenhouse. Perhaps I’ll try next year!
I put in some Field Scabious and if I start earlier next year I should consider some more flowers. There are some great blue cornflowers in the street on the way to the bus stop and I tried some bluebells, which should be a weed, but we’ll see, they might be something best started from seed.
I tried to seed some english meadow,and fancy grasses under the trees.
I need to prune the black leafed shrub & the pieris in the autumn.
Maybe I should try some raspberries in the back (sunny) corner.