This is an extremely testing time for us all and gardening has never felt as important as it does right now, for healthy bodies and mind. Many people are turning to their gardens for solace, even turning their gardens over to veg patches for the first time. I’m ashamed to say I neglected the vegetable … Continue reading Lockdown Lowdown
The kitchen garden has been a tad neglected since taking on my allotment, it's looking a bit sorry and needs taming. February was a very wet month and being a mild winter the weeds have taken full advantage of my absence. I'm currently claiming my kitchen garden back, bed by bed, spurred on by the … Continue reading Keep Calm and Garden on Through Covid-19
June is a hectic month for a gardener. Endless pots of tender plants that have been nurtured and protected for many weeks can go outside now, suddenly lots of planting and watering needs doing as well as successional sowing of fast maturing crops. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen garden during this … Continue reading Busy Month of June
With this great weather set to stick around for a while longer we took the plunge and planted out courgettes and butternut squash in the raised bed kitchen garden. Mollycoddled from seed it was time to take a deep breath and allow tiny tendrils to explore, yikes it's so hard letting go. Five courgette plants … Continue reading Letting Go
Biting winds, rain, hail and snow showers, we've never been so thankful for the occasional glimpse of sunshine to provide some respite. Ooh naughty February! Welcome back to our monthly catch up posts where we show you what's growing on in our garden smallholding. The vegetable garden in February still offers fabulous things to eat … Continue reading What’s Growing On In February?
The weather has been very blustery since yesterday and it looks set to continue today. The chickens are not fans of the wind blowing up their skirts, especially the fluffy gang... The sun was shining earlier so I got on with planting broad beans in the cold wind. I don't mind so much when I'm … Continue reading Sowing in the Wind