Tag: growing vegetables

Allotment Bounty

Allotment Bounty

This is our first year at our allotment and after all the hardwork GD and I put in over the autumn and winter months we are amazed at all the wonderful crops we are harvesting now and have been harvesting since the weather warmed up […]

Our first allotment produce

Our first allotment produce

Look what we dug up today ! our very first allotment produce. First Early Charlotte spuds. This was from five seed potatoes and i’m not sure if this a good haul or not, but its our haul and all organic. I don’t have lots of […]

This Week

This Week

Very exciting this week, GD and I went to purchase our spuds and onions for the allotment, these will be our first planted veg on the new site. We have toned it down a little to our previous years of bulk planting, just getting 10 […]

Eco Park Allotment

Eco Park Allotment

We have an allotment on an organic site!. It is on the Eco Park at Portowan a six minute drive. Once we have bikes we will try try to cycle there. We have a patch in the middle of about a dozen that are nestled […]

Freezing Fresh Basil Leaves

Freezing Fresh Basil Leaves

I love everything about Basil plants, their vibrant green leaves, the aroma when you brush the leaves and the wonderful taste of freshly picked leaves in my food. I wanted to save some of the  basil leaves that are currently growing enthusiastically in the pot […]

Summers end

Summers end

our first eggs August was busier than we had planned for, we only had the last two weeks of our summer holiday to get our head around our alternative life changes, the note book with all expenses and meals record had to get put aside […]

Today is a good day

Today is a good day

this years cabbage Really lovely morning in the garden with hubby, getting completely drowned in the rain and covered in earth. The Postman called with letters and a parcel. I heard the dog barking so went down the side alley to see if anyone at […]

Its better to shine brasses

Its better to shine brasses

polishing brass scales and weights when I went back to work I unexpectedly got offered both jobs I applied for, I liked both jobs very much but the two together were too much. Not being able to make a decision I carried on with both […]

Preserving Beetroot

Preserving Beetroot

tidying up in the garden I was really meant to be doing some coursework this morning but the winter sun beckoned me. The first morning have felt well enough to get out in the garden for a couple of weeks, so weeded and tidied up […]

Summer’s bounty

Summer’s bounty

fresh picked Today’s dinner laid out using mum’s very old and large chopping board, they just do not make them like this any more. It would have been mum’s birthday today so it is fitting to be using her board. We have picked cucumber, carrots, […]