This is an ongoing post of my so-called ‘glory year’, that is to say, my first year growing under plastic. I wanted to record the journey for myself, but also show how much can be achieved in one growing season.…
Some people talk about ‘resting’ the soil over winter, however the soil doesn’t rest in nature. It is a living community and although growing slows down, it still happens. You don’t have to abandon your garden in winter, there are plenty of vegetables to grow that will let you to extend the season and close the hungry gap a bit.
What a change in the weather, it is much cooler and quite autumnal. We’ve had the tail end of the storm ‘Bertha’ and the winds have been really high, but thankfully there haven’t been too many casualties, only a corn, but the cob was big enough to eat. The windfalls are coming thick and fast, I thought they were early, but looking back to last year, they were falling at this time too. Now to decide what to do with them to keep them….I might try making some apple leather, freeze some, apple cider vinegar and chutney. Learn more
It’s been a rainy week, so I’ve not done so much in the garden, but I have enjoyed picking lots of produce and cooking and storing it. Learn more
Risottos are a great way of enjoying lots of fresh veg that is ripe without over cooking them. You can just chuck most of them in at the last minute. If you are veggie, you can always use a veggie…
Happy Birthday To My Blog!
I’ve now been blogging every week for a whole year and what a year it has been. I’ve gone from having a keen interest in gardening to completing a Permaculture Design Course and catapulting myself full on in to the world of Permaculture. I’ve changed the way that I grow things dramatically and have quadrupled my yield. Learn more
It’s quite a labour intensive time of the season just now, with everything growing so quickly. It’s wonderful to see everything thriving and blooming.
This week I’ve planted more cucumbers out in the greenhouse and some outdoor beefsteak tomatoes in pots. I’ve put parsnips in and also some Mexican spinach. Learn more
The warmth in April and the rain in May has resulted in a huge growth spurt in everything, including the weeds!
We are now at the stage where we are juicing every morning and enjoying lovely salads for lunch and dinner. It’s so wonderful to be eating really vibrant and fresh produce again. Learn more