Harvest continues, some disappointments and some successes. Especially happy with my cauliflowers.
I've acquired a brilliant petrol shredder / chipper for when we move to the smallholding.
A shopping trip to France and this time we managed to get quite near to an allotment site and take some photos.
Hosepipe ban lifted by United Utilities in North West England.
Some thoughts on why the government should be increasing allotment provision now as Britain is particularly at risk from food shortages.
Bolted lettuce and cabbage outer leaves need not be waste - feed your poultry on them and turn them into eggs.
A good long afternoon on the allotment, outdoor tomatoes killed by blight and up with the last of the broad beans.
We're moving to a smallholding, with luck. In the meantime enjoying the harvest including a couple of lovely cauliflowers.
Being away has kept me off the plot, but still managed to get a bit done and the harvest is coming along well.
A great day on the plot: onions set to drying, broad beans and globe artichokes to eat and sowing green manures.
Rain stops play after spam delays the start! And to spray or not to spray, that is the question.
Wet and windy which stops play and I get an award.
Reviewing a book on Permaculture - The Earth Care Manual by Patrick Whitefield
Important info for those affected by the hosepipe ban in the north west
Harvesting the traveller potatoes, boosting sweetcorn, hoeing and the brassicas are looking fantastic.
Failing tomatoes in the greenhouse could be a sign of sick or tired soil.
Great result from the cherry tree and strawberry beds, but the star today was the garlic harvest. Despite planting late, great crop.
Marshalls Seeds have managed to bag a gold medal at the Hampton Court Show which runs until Sunday 11th July
A bit of a rant about the hosepipe ban that applies from Friday
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