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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: October Garden Tour (’21).

It’s hard to believe the summer is over and I’m taking stock of things with the October garden tour. So much changes so quickly at this time of year! There is still plenty of food in the garden and lots of lovely jobs to get on with this autumn…….but it definitely feels like the beginning of the big wind down.

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Thoughts on…..Month 53: Advice – eek, a whole can of worms!

Oops, my ‘thoughts on’ for the end of September seem to be following a pattern…..I’m late! Today I’ll be reflecting on how my life is going without a wage and with trying to grow most of my own food…but…also….before that, I’m musing on the subject of advice…..it has come up quite a few times this month so I thought I’d reflect on it here. Advice, whether receiving or giving can be a whole can of worms! I am sure it is a subject that most folk will have feelings about…..and we can share them here.

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Vivi’s Kitchen Garden: Chickpeas & Beans – harvesting, storing, protein etc.

Dashing between more rain showers……today is all abut harvesting the chickpeas and saving some of the dried beans. The weather doesn’t play ball so there’s some shed chat time all about chickpeas and why they are such a great addition to the kitchen garden. I’m chatting all things, sowing, growing, harvesting, processing and storing them (both dry and demi sec)…..all the principals apply to beans too….plus a bit of chat about vegetable protein sources.