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Sow The Seed follows the ups and downs of me, Helen and my husband, Simon - a couple trying to live a simpler life in south-west Wales.

I hope this blog will not only be a good reference and diary for us over the coming years, but will give helpful advice and tips for people trying to do the same thing, or dreaming of doing the same thing.

Find out more on how we got here.

What’s Happening Today

Tasks: Sowing; pruning; weeding; pottering

Harvesting: Cucumber, lettuce, radishes, strawberries, broad beans, potatoes

Eggs this year: 394 (hens) 317 (ducks)


Posts Tagged ‘onions’

Golden yellow sweetcorn

There haven’t been many successes in the vegetable garden this year, but thank goodness for the polytunnel. One example of where the polytunnel has really helped this year has been with the sweetcorn. In the polytunnel the plants can get started so much earlier, and the warmer environment means they grow a lot bigger. The pictures show the difference in height between the indoor and outdoor plants, and subsequently the indoor-grown cobs are a lot bigger. Read the rest of this entry »

Chitting potatoes

Wilkinson wouldn’t be the first place you would think of to get seeds and the like, but in the last few years the amount of aisles devoted to gardening in these town centre stores makes it as good as any other garden centre chain. It might not be the best place for the “proper” gardener, but if you are looking for ordinary seeds and gardening paraphernalia then you can’t beat it. Read the rest of this entry »

Potato harvest

The good spell of dry weather we had over the bank holiday weekend came just at the right time for harvesting. Not only was the local farmer able to cut his wheat field at long last, it was also the perfect time to dig up both the onions and the potatoes. Read the rest of this entry »

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