welcome to my little suburban oasis, filled with flowers,fruit trees and vegetables

Sunday, 5 July 2009


lifted the red lettuce that has been growing since winter and planted out some broccoli and cabbage today. as the garden is rather small, these have been started in seed trays and potted on into small pots, waiting for their turn in the garden.I always thought we might be restricting their growth but I recently read in a Bob Flowerdew book that transplanting brassicas and thereby breaking the tap root will give better plants in the long run.
small brassicas waiting their turn

to protect them against pigeon damage, we put a collar made from either a plastic bottle or a large yogurt pot over them till the plants are established.

this collar was forgotten though and now needs to be cut off. the collars may also help keep slugs away to a certain extent and stop the cat from scratching things up.

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