I sorted through our greenhouse a few weeks ago and since then I have been venturing into the “homegrown” world and planting seeds, to hopefully make some food for us to eat. I have planted a range of herbs, chilli’s and salad items and hopefully they will grow nicely.


I have a tray of herbs growing in a mini propagator, I planted: mint, rosemary, basil and coriander and they are all sprouting except the mint. I have one sweet pepper seedling growing out of a packet of 30 odd seeds too. I am not sure why they haven’t taken yet. 

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I have planted quite a few seeds from various packets, the salad items I planted a few weeks back and they are sprouting now: radish and tomatoes. I seem to have a few tomato plants growing (I say a few and I think there is about 30 of them at the moment) – I thinned some of the plants out and have moved them into bigger pots and hopefully they will start to grow bigger along with it.


I have a tray of broad beans growing, well I planted them at the weekend in trays – they may take a long time to germinate so I will keep you posted on those. They are speckled seeds and looks just like the shape of kidney beans, but not the red colour you would be familiar with.

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I have a little chilli garden in my greenhouse too but I haven’t seen any activity in it, despite the moist soil and heat of the greenhouse over the past few days. It was a special kit that we got from Roy at Christmas and now I have a perfect home for it in the greenhouse I thought I would make a start on growing them.


Then finally, not quite in the greenhouse but above it I have some fruit growing. 1 I can identify easily from the mulch of rotten cooking apples I had to pick up from the garden when we moved in but the other I cannot, do you know what it is:



And here are my little cooking apples growing nicely, expect a lot of recipes with cooking apples over the autumn months:

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