It is important to grow some bean plants specifically for seed, rather than simply collecting the left-over pods at the end of the season. The plants should be good strong specimens, and any that are less healthy looking or not true to type for the variety should not be used for seed production.
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
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
May is a lovely month in the garden. The birds are singing non-stop and we are surrounded by pink and purple flowers and blossom.
We have bluebells, lilac and clematis everywhere. Learn more
We’ve had some great weather and rightly or wrongly, I’ve started planting early and main crop. I’m watching nature and copying.
Everything is so early this year. The Magnolia came in all its glory and then disappeared in the next few days. Learn more
The weather is colder now and autumn is in the air. Because it has been such a year of high growth, I have been conscious about putting nutrients back into the soil again. Learn more