Monthly Archives: October 2018


Chutney, Parsley, Woodchip Compost

Emptying the greenhouse means it's tomato chutney making time. Chicken waste to vegetables via compost. Woodchips. Parsley, easy to grow when you know how.

Compost Bins

Composting, Leafmould & Soil Improving

Turning the compost piles, fallen tree brash turned into fertiliser and leafmould plus a little on my very long term plans for the land.

Bunches of Bananas

Yes, We Have No Bananas

Bananas are Britain's favourite fruit. We import 5 billion bananas a year. But our supplies are under threat due to a fungal disease called Panama Disease.

Fallen Rowan Tree

Tree Blown Down – Yet More Compost

Storm Callum was the final straw for one of our rowan trees, so out with the chainsaw. Got about 3 cubic yards of compost from the bins for the plot.

Tomatoes Parsley

One Fine Day, Three Stormy Days

Sorting and storing the potato harvest, mowing, moving compost and gathering up the leaves for leafmould before Storm Callum arrived

grazing ruminants

Thinking About Climate Change

Following on from unusual weather, some thoughts on climate change and the report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Compost Delivery

Compost Mountain Arrives!

We've had a load of compost. When I say a load I mean a LOAD! Ten tonnes of compost delivered in the biggest trailer I've ever seen.

Large Black Russian Tomatoes

18 oz Black Russian Tomato! Greenhouse Clearing

A pair of huge, delicious Black Russian heritage tomatoes on a single truss surprise me, de-leafing the tomatoes and starting to clear the greenhouse

Expanse Ganymede Prax

Farmer in the Sky – Growing in Space!

My childhood dream of becoming a farmer in space is getting near to reality for some as NASA experiment with growing food on the International Space Station

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