Just a quickie.... im looking at seeds in the D.T Brown catalogue and was unclear about F1.
Now I presume that F1 means you can't seed save from that plant??
I was kindly given benchmaster runner beans this season which have been great but was wondering if I can keep the seed for next year?
Well its that time of year that I'm looking towards next season and buying seed.
I was lucky to get some seed from British Red who was very generous as was Toddy with her blackcurrant cuttings.
I'm after recommendations on organic seed where possible of varieties proven to you.
I saved my own...
Should be digging some of these up tomorrow
Bit of a disaster on the beans front.... terrible germination this year of the French beans...gonna try another variety
Bout it at the mo.....lots of raspberries...
Well finally got 20ft of spuds in.
The weather has been either wet or cold here but it seems that the soil has warmed up nicely so I put them in.
A bit overkill for such a small patch but tried out this gadget...
The wizard beans were starting to flower so they got chopped up to be used as a...
I know it's not remotely bushy but my garage door has dropped...
Well to be honest it's never fit really well since we moved into the house and I've just used the garage for wood really. But now I want to make it secure and more of a work shop.
It's the type with the two springs either side...
Been mooching today....not a lot of time but we make the best of what we've got...
Less than 3 cm mice,vole, shrew.
At best guess this looks like a snuffle from a badger.
The proximity of the tree suggest it's not a deer
Off to the badgers sett...
Very obvious d shape to a badgers hole...
Started in my old stomping ground the quarry..
Quiet although saw a few birds long tail tits, bull finches ..
Plenty of deer sign.
Playing in the mud
Change of scene... fallow deer jumping this fence to browse in the field
Poor focus sorry but a nice example of a...
Fetched a second lot of well rotted horse and alpaca muck today.... should of been on the ground months ago but better late than never eh.
Hanna saying hello to the daft looking boys.
What you been up to on the allotment recently?
After moaning on a few occasions about the mushroom balti we've had delivered.....Ive decided to have a go myself at making one myself.
Any good tied and tested recipes out there???
It's got to be reasonably mild for H ..... There seems to be so many different variants I'm not sure where to...
If anyone else has any spare room to grow them I'd fully recommend buying parsnip seed from British Red.
They are the nicest parsnips I think I have ever grown....I picked this Christmas morning..enough for 4 of us!
So what varieties of seeds have you bought/recommend for next season? ??
I'm after a plum type tomato for making sauces with....I think a friend has some Italian seed from his travels I may try...
Anything new anyone's trying??
I'm going for less eating toms next year as I just can't eat them...
Field beans are a little on the large side as the weather has been so mild!!
I've planted these this year as a green manure.
Having a bit of a tidy up around the beds. Still need to manure up as well as pick up some top soil.
Greenhouse looks a bit sad. The black on the soil are carpet tiles...
I know it's been said before.... but rang Base Camp for a washer for a stove I'm fettling with and had a great chat with the lady..
Really knowledgeable, free with her advice and the part will be with me in a couple of days. Happy days.
So if you need bits for a Tilley lamp or stove etc visit...