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?
I love writing these monthly catch ups on our kitchen garden, documenting the activities and plans. It's a good excuse to get the camera out and really study the garden changing throughout the year. I use these posts as a reminder to look back on too. January is usually a hard month for a lot … Continue reading What’s Growing on in January
January is such a bleak and dreary month, it also happens to be the month of our birthdays. Oh I do envy the summer-born, the endless possibilities for outdoor celebrations. The ground is sodden in our garden at the moment, it's bitterly cold too - no garden birthday parties for us. I do try my … Continue reading Beany Babies
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
The sun was shining today, so we grabbed the opportunity to plant some garlic and carry on with the autumn tidy up. Recent morning frosts claimed the last of our late summer planting of Czar runners. Before the frost hit, the dense foliage hid some fat bean pods, we always miss some, they're too tough … Continue reading A Sunny November Afternoon