A gardener in the making

Part time KG helper and full time journalism student Theo Osborn talks about his experience helping the team with some sowing and filming Growing up, my mum would try to make me tend to some of the gardening, though it was never the most exciting use of my time. I’d always be argumentative, gardening seemed like the be all, end…
Who needs a seed tray?

Who needs a seed tray?

Within reason you can grow anything in just about anything. I tend to keep the plastic cartons that come with tomatoes and use them instead of seed trays – they have ready-made holes for a start and, as the seeds emerge, they allow in plenty of light. So here are some ‘Costoluto Fiorentino’ tomato seeds I sowed last Sunday. They…

Mudketeers Diary – Feb 12th 2017

Sowing chillies Spent Sunday morning sowing chillies, surely one of the best plants to grow. I love the shape of the leaves, the flowers and, of course, the fruit. And they come in such amazing varieties – grow for heat, flavour, or as an ornamental (all three actually). I’m starting these off in a heated propagator – temperature about 25C…