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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 – Cucumbers, Chillies And Peppers…

As stated in earlier posts, cucumbers are a new experience. I haven’t grown them before but they seem to be thriving in my newly constructed greenhouse. The two varieties I am trying this season are Burpless Tasty Green and Tasty … Continue reading

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Solar Panels…

We have decided to add solar panels to our increasing attempts to rely on sustainable living whenever practicable. In the UK the government is being very encouraging for individuals to install  ways of making their own renewable energy sources into … Continue reading

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Cucumbers – Urban Farm 28/6/2014

I haven’t bothered much with cucumbers for a few years, as I think they are more reliable in a green house. I have never really had any kind of spectacular success with outdoor varieties. Since I built my new ‘custom/bespoke’ … Continue reading

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Tomatoes Update – Urban farm 2014

The new greenhouse is working brilliantly and has provided the perfect growing space for my tomato plants. They are shooting up now. Out of this year’s varieties half are the classic of all Italian plum tomatoes, the magnificent San Marzano. … Continue reading

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Bringing The House Down! – RLPO

Yesterday evening saw the long awaited closure of our beloved Liverpool Philharmonic Hall for much needed major refurbishment. The builders move in today and the demolition work etc. will now begin in earnest. The concert programme could not have been … Continue reading

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The Urban Farm 2014 – May – THE NEW GREENHOUSE !

Things are really starting to happen in my back yard at this time of year. I have prepared my vegetable bed…All seeds are sewn, sprouting and all ‘baby’ plants are hardened off and planted out. Other than weeding, taking care … Continue reading

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Late Ripening Tomatoes!

We all suffer from late ripening tomatoes. Tomatoes need warmth to ‘kick off’ the ripening process. Warm weather encourages the tomatoes to produce ethylene which ripens the fruit. As October approaches and cold weather is looming we can look at … Continue reading

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