January in the Garden Smallholding

It sure is cold and miserable out there but I have still managed to get a bit of gardening done. The last of the Leeks have been pulled (some were suffering from rust so were forgiven for looking a bit scruffy) and the plots given a good digging over and general tidy up with organic … Continue reading January in the Garden Smallholding

Overwintering Crops

  After the 2009 autumn harvest nothing but bare earth was left in the veg beds, basically I didn't plan that particular growing season very well. Apart from being bored from lack of things to do, I was disappointed that the vegetable garden was not being given the chance to be used to its full potential. This year I have attempted to … Continue reading Overwintering Crops

Change of Heart and Birthday Hens

Psssst. Can I come back?  The weekend was wonderful. I spent so much of my time  in the vegetable garden sowing, weeding, planting and constructing support frames for peas & beans. Heaven. I started to think back over the past year - about how much the garden had changed and all the hard graft we put in. I'm starting to feel … Continue reading Change of Heart and Birthday Hens