Happy Birthday Blog!
Matron grows vegetables and fruit in a Hampshire garden. I've been growing veggies since I was knee high to a grasshopper. Some traditional varieties and old favourites as well as new ideas. I share my garden with my allotment assistant Daisy the Labrador.
RHS Chelsea Flower Show. I think it represents a growing interest generally in growing your own food and the clever people at the RHS are reflecting this in their show. One of the big stands inside the marquee was from Waitrose and the NFU, the National Farmers Union. This stunning display combining flowers with fruit and veg.
Matron is off to the world famous Chelsea Flower Show today, The RHS are celebrating the Centenary of the show this year. Stand by for Matron's unique perspective....;-)
grafted cucumber plant sounded interesting when I was at my local garden centre a few weeks ago. This variety F1 Iznik is a small snack sized cucumber, and with the more vigorous rootstock that grafting has achieved I hope it will be prolific. Grafted plants have until now been used commercially, but now it is available to us mortals. Apparently it gives 70% larger crops, crops earlier and for longer and is more resistant to disease like powdery mildew. Let's see!
previous blog post in 2011 I was having problems with pollination, now I know why.
Nematode worms to kill the slugs just as they start munching on my veggies.