Now I'm growing for others, labelling receives much more attention. There's a third salmon shade (not shown) in this series which we shall also be 'offering', as the commercial nurseries say, in the future. Mrs Codger loves all three shades and we look forward to taking cuttings soon
New blog feature
As we mentioned yesterday, you can stay abreast of what is available by clicking on <PLANT NOW!> which is displayed top right on the homepage. But please bear with me. "Plant now" is hardly the right label for a houseplant and I need probably to invent another category. Delving in the engine room of the Blogger software often produces unexpected results which I am trying to correct (may even get sorted today but don't hold your breath)
|Several varieties of lettuce almost ready|
The Garden Blogger Board of Management has unanimously decided (not difficult) to offer fresh salad crops. As you can see, the lettuces are almost ready for 'sale'. We shall be happy for you to have these as they become ready and settle up with a donation at the end of the season. As you know, all our crops are organically grown. In fact, I would not offer them, at all, if I were using chemicals. I feel that to be an important safety feature. the photograph here was taken at 6:30 this morning. No watering needed we had obviously had a good shower in the night. So, if you are interested, simply click on the <EAT NOW!> button and get in touch
|Discovered these on Saturday|
I get asked about pest control. Pests are wildlife - something often overlooked. Garden Codger aims to sustain a balance. A few slugs are not a big issue; total eradication is unrealistic - and, actually, undesirable as they are a food source for the frogs and toads that I want to encourage. Likewise, the sparrows deal with many of the aphids that are around. Mind you, there is a downside with the birds - they love my lettuces. See the unprotected row in the photo below. At least I keep them well fed!
|Feeding the sparrows|
|Watercress on edge of the stream|
|This was taken when visiting Boskoop in 2016|
Best wishes from your friend ...
... the old Garden Codger