We're well into November now and things are really slowing down but we still have to feed ourselves through the winter months. What do members still have on their plots/in store that can go towards a…Continue
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I'm not a greedy gardener and don't mind sharing what I produce with the local wildlife, some of it, anyway. This year there has been enough for all of us and I was happy to let the birds have all the cherries as I was far too busy harvesting bush fruit to worry about climbing a ladder for yet more fruit.
The autumn rasps are still producing like mad but, to be honest, there's only so much you can eat and store so I've decided to leave what's left of the crop for…
The tomatoes are all but finished for this year apart from a few still ripening in the greenhouse. It's been the best year for toms that I can remember but at my age that's not saying much!! The outdoor plants especially have been amazing.
Each year I try to grow a few new varieties in order to see a) if I like them and b) how they cope with the Cumbrian climate. I also grow a few 'standards' like Alicante, Gardeners Delight and Tumbler but these are too…Continue
In the last two days I've harvested potatoes, peas, broad beans, carrots, cabbage, beetroot, tomatoes, courgette, radishes, lettuce, spring onions, bulb onions, strawberries, gooseberries and rhubarb. Looks to me like a normal harvest for the time of year so things appear to be where they should be after the spring setback.…Continue
Elderflower cordial, that is. Most years I make a refreshing elderflower champagne which is a lovely and mildly alcoholic summer drink but this year I'm having a go at a cordial instead.Continue