Browsing Archive: diciembre, 2012

Globe Artichoke

Publicado por Michelle & Kev Martin el domingo, diciembre 30, 2012, In : Vegetables and care 
We planted seeds and they grew. All the books say that it is all but impossible to grow these from seed and if you succeed it will be 2 years before a crop appears. We have found this information to be rubbish. I had artichokes in the first year, about 10 from 8 plants.
The books say a light loamy soil...we have a clay based soil but we did add lots of manure before planting. This is perhaps the reason that they are thriving.

Planting time here is January inside and end of February outsi...
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January 2013

Publicado por Michelle & Kev Martin el domingo, diciembre 30, 2012, In : Gardening jobs 
This month there is so much to do in the garden here in Casinos near Valencia. The first job is to dig and clear all the vegetable beds that are going to be planted up this year.
We have 4 big beds so that we can rotate the planting each year and always have one bed fallow that we add manure to. This enables us to keep the plants free from most diseases and allows us to grow organic vegetables.

As you can see the remaining 3 beds are very over grown but it wont take many days to clear them. If ...
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Michelle & Kev Martin We have decided to do a month by month blog on work in the garden. This is to help any keen gardeners out there that may be struggling to get things to grow here in Spain. We have found the planting times are vastly different from the English we were used to and have had to change things year on year to succeed.
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