It's going to be a quiet Christmas for us all but one of the best we had was when were snowed in, just the two of us and the cats.
As we say goodbye or perhaps good riddance to 2020, it's time to look ahead and get prepared for the coming year, 2021. Let it be better!.
The better the soil, the better things grow and there is evidence that the crops are better for us. Soil is the basis of all that we grow and eat.
I'm preparing a new bed for next year's potatoes and we seem to have a lot of mushrooms growing around the place. Upping our production and why.
A super taster offer for the Sarpo range of blight resistant potatoes. 30 seed potatoes to try at a very special price.
Farming black soldier flies. It sounds a bit weird but it actually makes a lot of sense producing animal feeds, fertiliser and other products from waste.
Fighting the wind, polytunnel leeks, recovering paths and weeding the cabbages. It's all go here!
We're very busy here as the Dig for Victory book is finally on our shelf. It's all hands to the pumps, time.
Those sheep have got into the plot again, still carrying on with the harvesting in these crazy times.
As we move into autumn and harvests, thinking about things. Stihl GHE 105 works well, New book shop online and the worst garden pest.. Baa
Some thoughts on panic buying which seems to be the fashion again - not just the supermarkets but from the seed merchants as well.
My new book, Dig for Victory: Monthly Growing Guides and Commentary, is being printed! Video and photo of it being produced from the printer.
I've a new compost bin to play with and a new shredder making its way to me.
Some rather good leeks, yes we've a few preserves in the cupboard and the amazing ability of French beans to hide in plain sight!
Some thoughts on experimental growing to improve results in exposed areas using protected growing. Windbreaks, polytunnels and net tunnels.
I came across this interesting video from Burpee Europe the other day that I want to share. A peek at what's new and coming down the line for next year.
The weather isn't exactly seasonal, a plague of snails swamping us but tomatoes by the bucket load and French beans by the kilo.
How self-sufficient are we? What contribution could own-growing make to our food supply? Help us find out.
Lots going on outdoors and in the greenhouse. Finally got the autovents fitted and the carrot bed thinned.
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