Tag: growlog

Electronics, Gardening and Lifestyle

growing garlic

Growing Garlic and Onions in 2019

  Well, its that time of year when seeds are sown and bulbs are planted all in preparation for, fingers crossed, the great growing season ahead. This time around I’m getting ahead on the garlic onions and shallots.   Growing Garlic Once these two enormous bulbs were split down the were set to be planted 4-6 a square…
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February 27, 2019 0
planting chilli seeds cover image

sowing chilli seeds 2019

Well, its that time of year when I really want to get a head start on planting chilli seeds. These are some of my favourite plants to grow and can add a little or a lot of spice to a dish. The sweet varieties are bursting with flavour and can add a great splash of colour…
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February 26, 2019 0
led grow light review

LED grow light review – 1 month in

One thing that I miss from a few years ago is my grow box that I used to have set up for giving my chilli’s and tomatoes the best start to the year. Unfortunately, space has dictated that this needed to go but something small that could be stored when not in use would suffice.…
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February 28, 2018 1

DIY Greenhouse irrigation – Part 3

Well it’s about time that I get this typed up as the DIY Greenhouse irrigation system is almost complete the only bit left to do is to wrap my head around the solar and electronics but this should be done within the next month its not quite a high priority and some minor works need…
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February 25, 2018 0
Seedling disaster

Seedling Disaster

OOOO Dear…. Nothing quite gives you one of those lumps in your throat like the ominous crash followed by your little ones shouts for help…. In an attempt to help me by checking on the seedlings we have on the window sill our  3 year old unfortunately managed to tip everything, and I mean everything…
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February 17, 2018 0
DIY greenhouse watering system

Greenhouse watering – DIY irrigation part 2

So the water storage is in, granted it looks a bit rough. I could do with a few 100 litres more to really have enough water and build some thermal mass. However, when life gives you lemons find a way to water them ha… (I’m sure that’s how it goes). Anyway, I’ve moved forward with the DIY…
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February 7, 2018 0
Shallots Golden Gourmet

2018 Seedlist Part 2

Well, this is a quick update to my 2018 seedlist part 2, this is pretty much everything I need bar a few possible additions that I’m mulling over. The selection is very much based on quantity (of seed/crop yield) and quality of produce. Most of these seeds I’ve grown previously with great result and the others, well let’s hope…
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February 6, 2018 0
Online garden Calender

Online Garden Calendar

This may seem a little off topic but hang on in there. This is a quick post to explain my Online garden Calendar that can be accessed by anyone on my website. Why put the effort into maintaining another calendar? What I’m hoping to achieve with the online garden calendar is a reference point for when I…
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February 4, 2018 0
greenhouse repair broken window

Greenhouse Repair

Getting ready for the big grow Well as I’ve already mentioned my time spent in the garden has seen a dramatic decline over the last few years. This has led to me needing to carry out a few greenhouse repair s. Thankfully nothing structural but still not ideal for the water ingress has caused a…
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February 3, 2018 0
Heated propagator

Heated propagator, early seed sowing – or not in my case!

Well, my parcels have finally arrived just in time for the weekend, nothing too exciting but the heated propagator and seeds need to be put straight to use to try and make up some of the time lost so far this year. The heated propagator I went for is a garland super7, I went for this…
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February 1, 2018 0