The Daily Dibber

Vegetable grower and Propagation Manager for Urban Jungle, UK

Return of the Slime Attackers!

No radishes for weeks, I knew it was bad. We were warned for months that the mild winter would produce a slug epidemic. That B movie moment when the cellar light gets turns on, the steps creak, down she goes, face behind a pillow, popcorn forgotten. Except that this was actually scary. Down I went…

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May the Force be with us.

We had some great radicchio harvests last winter, but the most prized and sought after radicchio variety of ‘Rossa Di Treviso’ was a real disappointment. The plants grew fine and looked beautiful but some bolted or were too bitter. They never really achieved that crisp, fresh and vibrant core that makes it the chefs choice of radicchio….

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In Full Swing

It has been a busy week in the potager. The café had two nights of a potager-inspired menu. Luckily, the vegetables mostly complied; the strawberry haul was disappointing due to obese slugs gorging themselves nightly, but like a premature baby, even though we knew they were coming we were still surprised to find the first…

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The Food Chain

Although I am only just starting to collect daily harvests of courgettes and cucumbers, if you want the homegrown  food chain to continue without a dip in harvests then it’s time to think about planning the Autumn/Winter crops. A winter kitchen garden is a lot trickier to plan than a summer one and for me…

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