Courgette Seeds and Candle Making

Courgette Seeds and Candle Making 1

Part of being an aforementioned Garden Geek is experimenting, reusing, and repurposing, and I try and do this not only in the garden but in the house as well. This summer I grew some fairly large courgettes, too large to really be any good for eating, and today was the time to get rid of …

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Why Are My Tomatoes Bitter?

Cherry Tomatoes

As the cold weather sets in I’ve not really got a huge amount of veg growing in the garden. The courgette plants have been pulled up, the onions are just there, doing nothing and waiting for when I want them, and then we come to my cherry tomatoes. In the summer I planted Sun Gold …

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Do Conkers Repel Spiders?

Do Conkers Repel Spiders? 3

Today many teachers are on strike and that means that children have had the day off school but imagine my surprise on the way home when I spotted loads of conkers on the ground. What plausible explanation could there be as to why this goldmine hadn’t been touched? In my day conkers was a great …

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The start of the Garden Geek

The start of the Garden Geek 4

I’ve always loved the outdoors and when I was younger I’d always be making or doing something in the garden, whether my Mum wanted it or not but I just enjoyed tinkering and growing things. I see myself as a very practical person and that is reflected in the things I like doing. I actually …

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Growing Giant Courgettes

Growing Giant Courgettes 5

I enjoy growing my own veg and if you’re going to start your own growing then I think there’s nothing easier to grow than courgettes. Okay they’re a little boring but they’re so easy to grow and you can get dozens from a single plant so at least you’ve got something to show for your …

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