Sunday, July 22, 2012

Instant Peas.

I planted a punnet of peas and spinach.

Added some lime and compost. And dug it in of course.
Easy really. Plus 30mm of rain the next day and all's good.

I'll plant seeds this Tuesday all going well.

I'd better see what the asparagus is doing too and give them some tlc.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

I've started mine

I've started my sweet potato as described in my earlier post.
 Now I just have to wait for some shoots to appear.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mystery solved. maybe, sorta.

If you have ever wondered where garden gnomes disappear to...this may be the answer....

I need to thank dirtgirlworld for this photo

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sweet Potato

I stumbled across this video yesterday and while it lists pesticides as an option that will be a step I'll be leaving out.
But I'm wondering if anyone has started their sweet potatoes this way and how successful you were?
I think I'll go and grab myself a tuber and give it a go anyway but just wondering.

Cheers, I'm off to plant some peas,


Saturday, July 7, 2012


I'll let the video do the talking, but it's a must watch in my mind..



Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Get the Gardenate app

Screen shot for Gardenate app.
Happy accidents! I like happy accidents.

Yesterday I was reading my email from Gardenate on my iPhone, that amazing veggie (when and what to grow and plant) website, and I must have touched a link on the touch screen by accident which then opened up their web page.

O.K. nothing earth shattering there I hear you say.
Well as I rarely go to their actual website I hadn't noticed they had a smartphone app available, and this is the amazing part. I downloaded the app and was amazed with it's ease of use and the information available. I know it basically what's available on their web site but to have it handy and presentable on my phone is, to me, just terrific.

"Get Gardenate on iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, and Nokia smartphones

Want a fully portable version of Gardenate with extra features like your own planting and harvest calendar? Try our app, available from iTunes, and now available on Android Market and Nokia Ovi .
The Android/Nokia versions don't yet have the Notes page shown in the iPhone version, but I'm working to add any missing features as soon as possible!"

Cheers and happy smartphoning,