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
The weather has been so uncharacteristically hot for the UK that we are having to water a lot and we are getting a great yield from our crops. Everything is very early, the corn is ripening quickly and apples are falling and ready for cooking and eating! Learn more
This week the weather has been so hot and there is so much ripening and ready in the garden. It is a continual stream of moving between the kitchen and the garden as I aim to harvest and store as much as possible and at the same time, enjoy the fresh food as well.
This week has been about cutting back and picking things. One of the (many) mistakes I have made this year is not picking things soon enough. Lots of cabbage and broccoli has gone to seed because I waited to long. I’ve still used some of it, but much of it I have been too late for. I’m going to wait until I’ve read my new book about perennial vegetables until I put anything else in it’s place.
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
Tidying and more tidying this week. Trying to put all the leaves in the compost, pick up all the windfall apples and weed and tidy the beds. I’ve also got some cutting back to do and pulling out and of…
It has probably been the best July I can remember in England. We have had so much full on sunshine and really warm days and the month has come to an end with some very impressive rain storms. This morning I have been out and the ground feels really moist and rich with worms close to the surface. I could almost here the plants singing their gratitude. Learn more
Absolutely brilliant week in the garden, probably the best of the year. It has been a place of great joy and happiness as well as providing us with lots of lovely food. Learn more
Everything in the garden is growing madly at the moment and it is one of the most rewarding and exciting weeks so far. It is a good idea to do a little bit each day to keep up with the…