Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Experiment time.

 Experiment time.

Whenever I've been reading about how to grow lettuce often you'll see advise stating they should be 'grown quickly' without giving you too much information on how to go about this. 

Therefore I'm going to lightly dig and water in a quarter of a handful of blood and bone fertilizer around my Great Lakes iceberg lettuce every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month to see what happens. If that seems to be working and I'm getting good growth, then, when it gets to about half grown in size I'll increase it to half a handful every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month

Here goes nothing.

What do you think?
Anyone ever tried something similar? 

The photo doesn't do my lettuce very much justice but I can assure you it looks a lot better and healthier than what it looks.

Cheers for now and happy gardening,


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Garlic harvest

They're not big corms by any stretch of the imagination but considering the tlc they may or may not have enjoyed then I'm more than pleased with the results.

I'll leave them in a shady spot until the stems and leaves have dried out, plait them and store them in the shed.

I'll save the largest corm or two for next years crop and with better preparation, now that I'm feeling so much better, then I'm sure to have a better crop next year.

Everything else that I've planted is growing like mad but like most of the rest of us we're desperate for some rain.

Been starting to harvest a few things, there's lettuce a plenty, a few beans, rocket, parsley's producing well. Tomatoes are growing rapidly and setting fruit though none are ripe at this stage.

A few ideas on soil preparation I'd read about and decided to try seem to be working well and I promise to get a post up about that because it has been well worth the effort. Nothing fancy just a good recipe that has been delivering good results.

Anyway that's enough rabbiting on from me so until next time, it cheers from me.