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

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

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

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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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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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Runner Bean Plants ‘Dropping’ Flowers but not Producing Beans!!!

I have read and heard about this problem for years but this year is the first time I have encountered it, personally. The runner beans are simply dropping all their flowers leaving funny looking stalks on the branches where there … Continue reading

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