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Globe Artichoke Seedlings

September 2, 2013

All the seeds of the globe artichoke sown ten days ago have germinated fast and are potted on to live in the outdoor propagator for as many weeks as the weather will allow. I’ll then keep them indoors over Winter on a sunny windowsill to plant out next Spring.


There are lots of good value bulbs on offer in Poundland currently. I bought several packets of Anemone de Caen to plant in pots …

and Dutch Iris Saphire Beauty to plant in a sunny border…

On the allotment the badger had torn down all my sweetcorn so I won’t be growing that again since it’s the fourth year this has happened. But there were masses of borlotto beans to crop …


as well as Cavola nero so I cooked both briefly then froze in separate containers ready to make Ribollito soup in the autumn.


A jug of white Japanese anemones, white hydrangeas and the foliage of an alpine Euphorbia deflexa.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2013 8:47 am

    Deer had our sweetcorn one year – quite a shock to go home one day with lovely fattening cobs and to go back the next day to decimated plants!

    Bulb shopping – one more task to add to my list but at least it’s a fun one!

    • September 3, 2013 9:01 am

      Yes lovely ripening cobs torn to the ground but I knew it was a gamble. Have fun bulb shopping.

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