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Gardening

An Update and a Pumpkin PROBLEM

It's the end of June down in our no-dig veg garden in sunny central Portugal. The weather has been more on our side recently and our small plants have had an explosion of growth recently. The beds are full and there's a couple of crops ready to harvest – even though it feels like the…

Disappointment in the Garden – Seedling Update

We tried to get a jump start on this year's growing season but not everything has gone to plan. Join us for a quick gardening update to check on the progress of our seedlings and a number of growing experiments we have underway. We'll also give you a tour of what we've got growing in…

Do Hardware Store LED Panels Work as Grow Lights?

Our seedlings are coming along nicely although it's not all good news. Some of them popped up much earlier than expected after the improvements we made to our seed starting system in our previous gardening video - and this ended up with some very leggy seedlings. In this video we'll install some lights to…

Four Improvements to Our SEED STARTING System

Spring is just around the corner and we're a bit late with our seed sowing for the season – particularly because we wanted to start early this year! In the past we've struggled with germination rate and we've narrowed it down to four potential pitfalls. We'll discuss the seed starting challenges we've face so…

What Are We Going to DO About THIS?

The stairs up to the front door of our Portuguese farm house have become somewhat of a conversation piece. What are we going to do about the concrete monstrosity? Do we need planning permission? Will we rebuild them? Will we expose the stone? We have some ideas but we don't know exactly the direction…

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