My Wish List

I always have a list of fruit and veg that I would like to grow, it’s constantly being added to so I have to be realistic and try a few new things at a time – I think it’s fun to set myself a little goal and go from there. As long as I don’t completely under-estimate growing space going spare I usually get stuck in and get my hands dirty. This is my list of new things that I’m going to try to grow this year:

  • Jerusalem artichokes
  • Asparagus (from seed)
  • Purple sprouting broccoli
  • Borlotti beans

Do you have a list of new things to grow this year?

Digging, Weeding and Fires


Yesterday we spent a lot of time in the vegetable garden and mini orchard area, clearing up as much of the twigs, branches and debris as possible by way of a good fire. Although we did clear a lot, we still have a fair few piles of it to burn.

The brambles are all cut down and there are only a few roots left in the ground, due for removal today. Hopefully we will have time to get some boards assembled to make frames. A quarter of the veg plot has been well dug over and weeded within an inch of its life. This area is now ready to receive some well rotted organic matter once the frames are in place. Then, we can sow!

veg plot dug over

No rest for the wicked, best get back out there and DIG!