Just peachy

Just peachy

I have two peach trees in the polytunnel but for the past two years they have both been seriously infested by red spider mite.  Last year I sent in the nano warriors to do battle and judging by this harvest, they seem to have mostly succeeded. The peaches are amazing,...
Triffid alert

Triffid alert

My efforts to have a more restrained and less jungly polytunnel are being ignored by the plants.  The cucumbers and tomatoes are the main culprits.  They seem to have almost shot out of their pots in the last week and appear to be making a bid for freedom –...
Life in the polytunnel

Life in the polytunnel

It’s a little less jungly inside the polytunnel this year.  I’ve decided not to grow sweetcorn but the early potatoes in their place have gone a bit mad.  I’m also growing dwarf french beans rather than the climbing variety, which should make it...
First harvests

First harvests

The title isn’t strictly true, I’ve been harvesting purple sprouting broccoli since March and although it’s been delicious there’s something about the first strawberry that makes me forget all about the PSB. These are in the polytunnel, in the...