Monday 22 June 2009

harvest home

At last a proper harvest, it must be summer!
Onions(2 varieties), Pak choi, Strawberries, Broad Beans, Peas, Sweetpeas, Potatoes, Radishes and a lonely garlic. Now we just have to eat it all.

Wednesday 17 June 2009

Hay making

I nipped up to the plot last night once the littlies were in bed - sometimes I just need to get things done. Weeding was on the adgenda. This ladies and gentlemen is my potato patch...
Todays top tip, make sure you dig hungarian rye grass in thoroughly if you use it as a green manure! Weeding with shears, whatever next.

Sunday 14 June 2009

Sweet Peas

Well I do grow the flowers, but we have just harvested the first lot of peas for this year. I sent OS on a treasure hunt amongst the weedy pea vines. I would have photographed the harvest but we didn't manage to get them home. I suggested to the boys that they might like to try one freshly picked and that was the end of the peas! It was a revalation to them, at first YS refused to try them "don't they need cooking?" and then there were fights, "Mum he's not sharing!".
So I'll count that a sucess then.

Minimal posting this week as YS has been poorly. Now on the mend (see mention of fighting above)hurrah!

Saturday 6 June 2009

Gardening conundrum number 2 of many

Why is it that the tomatoes I'm nurturing in tomato corner are in flower and look like this

All very fine, full of flowers, etc.
But the ones I have abandoned, not potted on, forgot to water, in neglect corner look like this

See tomatoes! Why is that?

Friday 5 June 2009


Beans, beans they give good heart,
The more you eat the more you ...enjoy them! Here's to a good season. YS is podding the first proper crop for me.