News From Cyprus – Gardening, Photography & Growing Vegetables

It is always a joy to receive an email from my friend David in Cyprus as I am learning lots about the produce that grows in the foothils of the Troodos Mountains and Cypriot life. Here is David’s letter: Hi Sara and all at Farming Friends Well it has been a long while and I … Read more News From Cyprus – Gardening, Photography & Growing Vegetables

Vegetable Gardening April 2010

Today (Saturday) has been a gloriously sunny April day so I decided to get out in the veg garden. My veg garden has been abit of a disgrace so this year I am making a concerted effort to keep on top of the dreaded nettles! A few weeks ago I planted broad beans, peas, runner … Read more Vegetable Gardening April 2010

Nasturtiums Flowering In Vegetable Garden

I recently planted some nasturtium seeds purchased for a mere 19p, a bargain. I was delighted when the seeds germinated and produced lovely plants with beautiful flowers. The nasturtiums are now flowering and they provide a splash of colour in the veg garden. Nasturtium leaves and flowers can be eaten. They can be added to … Read more Nasturtiums Flowering In Vegetable Garden

Gardening – Potting On Lupin & Courgette Plants

Yesterday I did a spot of gardening whilst we have this spell of glorious weather. I had sown lupin and courgette seeds ages ago and hadn’t potted them on so I finally go around to it. I now have 8 courgette plants in pots and when they get a little more established I will put … Read more Gardening – Potting On Lupin & Courgette Plants

What to plant in the Raised Beds – Green Thumb Sunday

Vegetable garden surrounded by weeds 2006Vegetable Garden flooded in 2007 Watch this space for photographs of the raised beds in 2008! I have spent today planning what to put in my raised beds after Joanna asked what I was putting in them when I posted about my new raised beds the other day. I currently have 3 raised … Read more What to plant in the Raised Beds – Green Thumb Sunday

Vegetable Plot Ruined By Flood

I have worked very hard this year to grow lots of vegetables from seed which I recently planted out in the garden. My vegetable garden had planted in it; Broccoli. Sprouts. Cabbage. Cauliflower. Butternut Squash. Courgettes. Lettuce. Radish. Beetroot. Most of these vegetable plants which were grown from seed have perished in the flood. Vegetable … Read more Vegetable Plot Ruined By Flood