Category Archives: The ‘Urban Farm’

A reference guide to ‘Growing Your Own’ and a diary of managing an ‘Urban Farm’

Urban Farm 2015 – Friday August 28th – The First Runner Bean Is Here…

The first runner bean of the season was ready for picking today. Well, better late than never! The three larger chillies are Fresno variety and the tiny one is an Apache. The French beans are ticking over nicely now…

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Urban Farm 2015 – 21st August – Good Tomato Pickings Today!

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Urban Farm 2015 – August17th – The first French beans of the season are here…

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Urban Farm 2015 – August 16th- Hanging Baskets Looking Swell This Year…

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First Strawberry Of The Season…

Well, the arrival of the grass court tennis season has coincided with our first strawberry being nearly ready. This Summer looks like being a bumper strawberry crop too…

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I’ve been pickling again…

I really enjoy homemade pickles and I also get a lot of pleasure out of making them too. This afternoon I washed out five ‘pickling jars’ (mainly redundant pickled egg jars from my local pub!) and made two jars of … Continue reading

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Urban Farm – June 8th – 2015

Well, I have been away  from my garden for getting on for a week as I have been on tour with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra to the Czech Republic. We had a great time there but some doubts had … Continue reading

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The Urban Farm – May 24th – 2015

Well, it is the merry month of May and that exciting time of the year when things start to really happen for the vegetable gardener. There has not been much happening over the Winter months but I have been cleaning … Continue reading

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How To Grow Onions in the Comfort Of Your Own Kitchen…

I have to be efficient with the way I produce vegetables in my back yard. I am very compressed for space, so I tend to use hanging baskets, the garden wall, large containers and I grow vertically quite a lot. … Continue reading

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Urban Farm 9/8/2014 – Today’s Pickings…

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