The ultimate allotmenteers pleasure finally arrived last night, as I picked the majority of our dinner from the garden. Having realised that there was nothing in the cupboard, I managed to have a bit of a vegetable patch stir fry with some left over chicken from Sunday’s roast. You can see above the rainbow chard,… Continue reading Dinner from the garden
Things are finally growing! The chard is absolutely ready, so now I need to learn how to cook it. We’ve picked lots of strawberries, so jam is on the cards and the beans have also begun. I tidied up the wild section of the garden today, pulling out old poppies and cornflowers and letting light… Continue reading Today in the garden
Good grief! I went away for a few days and came back to this absolute monster of a gherkin. I assume I can still cut it up and pickle it, once a single other gherkin grows!
This may not look pretty, but it’s the hottest and most sheltered part of the garden. We had so much success with tomatoes in this part of the garden last year that we’re having another go. They’re definitely behind where they were last year, along with everything else in the garden. There are around 9-10… Continue reading Tomatoes and other stories
Today, I noticed one single ripe strawberry. All the others are flowers or small green strawberries. I’m told it was an excellent strawberry, after giving it to the (almost) birthday boy! Now have jam making on the mind.
Pruning summer and autumn fruiting varieties (and my epic cake).
Catching up with garden jobs after neglecting it for months!
An update from Garden 101 this week, including tomatoes, sweetcorn, pesto and inconvenient ladybirds
Tips for growing sweetcorn - it's easier than you think!
An update from Garden 101 this week, including flying ants, aphids, wild flowers and lots of berries