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Nu Mex Garnet is a fantastic pepper which is a "must have" for foodies. It makes a really deep flavoured paprika which is so popular with the family we will have to grow more next year. Its flavour used as a sweet pepper is outstanding and adds a new dimension to sweet pepper dishes. Easy to grow and a good cropper.
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Nu Mex Garnet is a fantastic pepper which is a "must have" for foodies. It makes a really deep flavoured paprika which is so popular with the family we will have to grow more next year. Its flavour used as a sweet pepper is outstanding and adds a new dimension to sweet pepper dishes. Easy to grow and a good cropper.
S.D., Cirencester

 

Harvesting Sprouts

Here We Go Again!

To start on a low point, it's with heavy heart we have decided to keep the nursery closed to calling customers for the foreseeable future due to the on-going Covid situation. We've always loved to see customers in person and have a natter, but right now we think it important to keep ourselves and our team as safe as we can. We do, of course, continue to offer a full mail order service - and 'contactless' collections can be arranged (via our online Checkout) for more local customers.

Just like every year, the return from the Christmas and New Year Break sees us hit the ground running as we gear up for the busy Season ahead. There is so much to do in so little time.

And so over the weeks and months ahead our propagation beds will fill to bursting point and we will start the annual fight to find space - the annual process of successional sowings and batches of cuttings going on well lit heated beds... - then as soon as we can onto the open heated greenhouse benches... - then moved to ‘cold glass’... - before being hardened off PROPERLY... - and finally being ready to dispatch!

But with regard to your sowings, please just remember it is better to be a little bit late than too early. It doesn't matter how much warmth you give many subjects including Tomatoes and Chillies, if the light levels are not there yet you will simply end up with weak and leggy seedlings. Already on social media and forums gardeners are goading each other with, "I have already sown this", or "such and such has already germinated" - and such madness is fuelled by the gardening magazines who's March issues will very soon be out! We have the benefit of good heat and supplementary lighting so can start things a little earlier - but even so we have to think ahead to what light levels will be like when plants are moved from the prop area.

So our top tip for the New Year is do not be in too much of a rush!

Be sure to follow all our antics at the nursery on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram you'll be able to see what we're doing when - a good guide to what you should be doing too!

Happy Gardeniing!

Stephen, Serena, Molly & Oriana Shirley - And All The Team At Victoriana

 

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