Peter Norris

  1. Savoy cabbage

    Savoy cabbage

    Although of course you have enjoyed the beautiful late summer, the unusual heat of September has also wreaked havoc in the kitchen garden's production plan. Which this bed of savoy cabbage is a glaring example of. The cabbages are sown...

  2. Sowing of lettuce and spinach in hot season

    Sowing of lettuce and spinach in hot season

    It can often be a bit problematic to sow lettuce and spinach in the middle of a heat period like now, as both germinate quite poorly when the soil temperature is above 20 °. You can try to sow in the evening, shade the seedbed, and give it...

  3. Beans

    Beans

    When cultivating a vegetable garden reasonably intensively, each bed should preferably provide at least 2 crops during a season. This is usually done by having small plants ready to plant as soon as the first crop has been harvested. Gradually...

  4. Avoid budworms

    Avoid budworms

    Until 6-7 years ago, I always experienced a certain "dropout" when I planted cabbage and lettuce as a second crop during the summer. The seedlings could get into the ground one day, and already the next morning one could find a single...

  5. Carrots

    Carrots

    It is after several failed attempts that I finally managed to cultivate reasonably nice early carrots in the manure bench. The first times were several years ago, when the experience of failure was much greater than the roots that came out of the...

  6. Strawberry

    Strawberry

    In the "good old days" during July you could buy new strawberry plants to put in a new bed in late summer - or you could take cuttings and make your own plants. This is almost no longer the case where it is quite...