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Geoff Hodge Web Editor Peterborough

I've been a horticultural journalist for 20 years, a gardener for longer than I want to think about and a veg grower for 25 years.

  • Date Joined: 21 Nov 2006

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  • Things are on the move

    Geoff Hodge on 28 Feb 2008 at 01:25 PM

    The broad beans and lettuces in the growing frame seem to be doing really well. They even needed a watering this week, as the conditions in there are so warm that the soil had dried out quite a lot. The slug pellets are holding their own in there too and so far no damage at all. The garlic plants growing... Read More...

  • Rain, rain...and more rain

    Geoff Hodge on 05 Mar 2007 at 09:30 AM

    What a miserable weekend! Weather-wise that is. I decided to spend Sunday gardening, as I had lots of other things to catch up with on Saturday - not least, watching Liverpool v ManU. I've got a couple of friends who are massive Liverpool supporters and I knew/hoped this would be a great opportunity... Read More...

  • Seed heaven

    Geoff Hodge on 19 Feb 2007 at 05:18 PM

    Unfortunately, due to other commitments (I'm writing a book and deadlines are approaching!) and the fact that the soil hadn't warmed up as much as I'd hoped, I didn't get around to any direct seed sowing outside this weekend. The broad beans sowed a week or so ago inside have germinated... Read More...

  • Can't wait for the weekend!

    Geoff Hodge on 16 Feb 2007 at 04:09 PM

    I’ve just checked the weather forecast and it all looks good for a few hours in the garden this weekend. Providing the garden frame has done it’s thing and the soil underneath feels warm enough – good old black fen soil warms up so quickly, especially under cover in raised beds – I’m going to make a... Read More...