Category Archives: The ‘Urban Farm’

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

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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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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