What We’re Growing in 2021

The seed orders have arrived and I can now list exactly what I plan to grow this year in the vegetable garden and at my allotment. There are a lot of old favourites on the list but each year I like to grow one or two new varieties (more have snuck in somehow) and sometimes a crop never grown before. I hope you enjoy reading through the list, it’s quite long so well done if you make it to the end! 

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Back In The Allotment Saddle

The long hot summer has been and gone and I’m reaping the rewards in the kitchen garden. The autumn tidy up has begun and having chickens roaming around the garden smallholding means I’m never alone, the hens readily help themselves to crops and scratch the soil to a fine tilth. I’m happy to let them ‘help’ of course and I adore their company. I have a new flock of young hens that I don’t think I’ve mentioned yet on the blog, they join my gang of fluffy (currently moulting) Brahmas and my old girls who are still kicking about the place, getting up to all sorts.

autumn fruiting raspberries

rhode rock chicken

I realise it’s been a long while since my last blog here and the reason for that is being busy with the allotment. I have put in a lot of work at my plot to get it ready for spring and I’m so pleased with the progress, I enjoy spending time there so it hasn’t felt like hard work if you know what I mean?