Category Archives: The ‘Urban Farm’

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

Urban Farm 2014 – July 27th First Tomato!

Very exciting times down on the Urban Farm. My first tomato is about a day off being ready. It is a ‘Moneymaker’ variety and is grown for reliable high yields. This also means the toms are now giving off a … Continue reading

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Urban Farm 2014 – July 22nd – Not Looking Too Bad…

 

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Urban Farm 2014 – 18th July – Peas And French beans…

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Urban Farm 2014 – 18th July – The First Cucumber Of The Season…

I went out to the greenhouse this morning and decided the time had come! With some trepidation and a not altogether steady hand, I took my gardening scissors and cut the first cucumber of the season. It tastes so good! … Continue reading

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Urban Farm 2014 – The New Greenhouse Is Thriving! 14th July

THE BUILDING OF THE THE NEW GREENHOUSE!

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Urban Farm 2014- Arrival Of The French Or String Beans And Appearance Of The First Runner Beans 14th July…

Today saw the opportunity to pick our first French beans. Only a small handful, but we have to start somewhere! Of, course they will will produce in abundance from now until October. Our American cousins refer to these very tasty … Continue reading

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Urban Farm 2014 – 11th July – latest…

Things really are in full swing in my garden right now. We are starting to harvest quite a few things. The French beans have appeared now and will soon be big enough to pick. My extensive crop of Italian plum … Continue reading

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Courgettes – Urban Farm – 9/7/2014

My courgette plants are looking good this year. I picked the first of my crop this morning. There should be no stopping them now until October…

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Urban Farm – 5/7/2014

Everything is ‘going mad’ down on the urban farm. July is certainly the time when hard work comes to fruition and platings finally begin to reach the table. So far I’ve had plenty of strawberries, salad leaves, some Charlotte potatoes … Continue reading

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Courgettes… Urban Farm 29/6/2014

I’ve got eight healthy looking courgette plants growing well this year. I’m growing two varieties this season. Ambassador, a good honest dark green traditional courgette and an interesting one called Tristar. Tristar produces three colours of courgette; yellow, light green … Continue reading

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