Welcome to part three of my year in the kitchen garden. It has been a joy to work in the garden all year and to share it with you……I hope you will enjoy looking back over it with me. We now head into autumn and early winter……the harvests come thick and fast…..and we begin to think about resting a while before starting a whole other year of growing food….. Thank you all for coming along on this adventure in veggies with me…..it has been a joy!
Today I take a little stroll around the garden and answer some of the frequently asked questions I get…….. from ‘What is an allotment?’ to ‘How big is your garden?……and many others in between.
Today I take a look at all the produce I have stored to keep me going over the winter and into next spring…..come along and have a nosy in my freezers and cupboards…. I also do a tot-up of the value of my produce as if I had bought it all from the shops….the result is quite a shock!
Welcome to part two of my year in the kitchen garden. It has been a joy to work in the garden all year and to share it with you……I hope you will enjoy looking back over it with me. We begin here on the cusp of summer…..
Today I’m trying a couple of new things……a product that may work as a mulch…..and something to hopefully to deter the mice from eating my second sowing of broad bean seed. Of course Rusty takes a keen interest in all the goings on…
On a dry but chilly day I visit the garden to do my ‘shopping’…..I will combine the fresh harvest with some stored produce to make some lovely meals for the next couple of weeks. I can’t resist having a look to see if the parsnips have done anything this year after the disappointment of nothing last year……… I’m holding my breath.
Welcome to part one of my year in the kitchen garden. It has been a joy to work in the garden all year and to share it with you……I hope you will enjoy looking back over it with me. We start here with the winter months…..
After too long away from the garden due to weather and health issues I need to get stuck in and catch up on some of the outstanding autumn jobs……..I really don’t feel like it so I have to force myself to do it…….and then the sun comes out.
It’s the beginning of December and after a few tricky weeks the garden is not where I would want it to be………but there is food…..so I will enjoy what I have and deal with the rest when I get time…..
After harvesting my flint corn cobs I saved the silks as I heard they were good for making a healing tisane (or tea). Here I take my first sip…….and explore using tinctures to preserve medicinal herbs.