This is the journal of my endeavours to grow a range of fruit, veg and flowers from seed, grow organically, and my attempts to create a personal paradise with 1/2 acre of maintained gardens and 1/2 acre wild meadows. Northern Ireland's average daily high temperatures are 18 °C (64 °F) in July and 6 °C (43 °F) in January. Soil type: Clay
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Veg Update (Peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Courgette, Celery, Celeriac)
Peppers are being harvested - quite small (approx size of tennis ball). Next year I mustn't pinch the growing tip and plan to use bigger pots.
Variety: Pepper 'California Wonder' Thompson & Morgans seeds, £1.50. Sown 20 Feb 2011 indoor.
Variety: I think this is Broccoli Romanesco, Thompson & Morgan seeds. Sown 3 April 2011 indoor. Planted outside June (netted).
Variety: Cabbage 'Golden Acre/Primo III', Mr Fothergill's seeds. Sown 3 April 2011 indoor. Planted outside in June.
Variety: Courgette (yellow zucchini) 'Soleil F1', Mr Fothergill's seeds, Sown 3 April 2011 indoor. Planted outside in June.
First time growing celery and decided to harvest a few - not as big as you see in shops but just as tasty. Happy to discover slugs don't seem to like celery - good news!
Variety: Celery, Plant Hart's Seeds. Sown 3 April 2011 indoor. Planted outside in June.
Variety: Celeriac 'Monarch', Mr Fothergill's seeds. Sown 3 April 2011 indoor. Planted outside in June.
o many veggies I'm not sure how to eat or cook!
This looks like a slug nibble in one side of the celeriac. My war on slugs... its a tough fight this year.
Hope your veg is tasty & pest free!