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November 2010 Blog Posts (13)

Snow Dust & Slow Times

We woke up to a dusting of snow today in South Wilts and everything in the garden, including myself, is slowing down!

Added by Damo on November 27, 2010 at 10:51 — 1 Comment

Thank you Nature

I am not religious, but I came across this Jewish song today and by replacing the words Lord and God with that of Nature it became so beautiful and as I read it my heart swole even in this day of hailstones and freezing winds. Nature leads us through these inhospitable times in order to show her beauty, power and prescence and in…

Added by Carrie Gault on November 26, 2010 at 13:05 — 5 Comments

Excerpt from my Dublin diary...

This has nothing to do with allotments, with buying seed or even thinking about garden design. However I have always wanted Grow Our Own to be about growth, growth of every kind and particualrily personal growth, also, I just wanted to share with you a bit from my wee trip to Dublin over the past 2 days.....

Dublin Nov '10

A melting pot, a cauldron of people, ideas, passions and fun - bag loads of fun. You come to Ireland,…

Added by Carrie Gault on November 23, 2010 at 17:51 — 1 Comment

Cost vs Benefit

A few thoughts on the cost of growing your own veg and the many benefits it brings.

Added by Damo on November 19, 2010 at 19:25 — 2 Comments

Best Laid Plans...........

Looking ahead next year some new seeds I'm buying along with some old favourities. What varieties are you trying out next year?

Added by Damo on November 17, 2010 at 9:31 — 2 Comments

Another Souper Saturday.

Saturday's soup called for the sacrifice of two of my small butternut squash to make spicy butternut squash soup from Louisa's recipe over at The Really Good Life. Using my own onions and chilli made it very special too. The butternut squash produced useable sized fruit this year. Last year they went in too late. Sizewise, most weigh about 1.5lbs, with one huge 6lb specimen. Will have to pinch out side shoots more religiously next time. Pulled up most of the big beetroot from the plot and… Continue

Added by Jan Willetts on November 15, 2010 at 19:09 — No Comments

Change of plans

Today we were supposed to be having a 'team green' volunteering day on the community allotment. Spent yesterday making a huge vat of soup and getting everything ready to take, including the cowboy cooker which is a metal blacksmith-made set of poles which link together to provide support for pans and grill wire for warming soup, cooking sausages etc., a reward for everyone's hard work.

Got it all up there this morning and then the rain started in ernest - so we had an 'its…

Added by Sarah Rideout on November 14, 2010 at 12:28 — 1 Comment

One Year On!

I can't believe it's been one year since I started my blog. Thank-you for visiting and here's to the next year!

Added by Damo on November 13, 2010 at 20:40 — 3 Comments

Blogging deliquent/ the prodigal daughter returns, with tales of pumpkins

Humbly I slink back to my laptop and actually click on my own blog to write a post instead of just reading all yours. I have been neglectful I know but I am here now to try and rectify that even though it is so NOISY OUTSIDE I CAN BARELY HEAR MYSELF THINK!!!

First off I found this delightful little photo of the last flowers to be cut from the allotment. They are sitting here on top of a bookcase which has a window on either side = lovely soft light streaming in. They look almost as if… Continue

Added by Carrie Gault on November 8, 2010 at 17:30 — 1 Comment

Cob walling and rocket stoves.

Saturday was bright and sunny-perfect for a spot of cob-walling with my local environmental group. A derelict garden between some garages has been rescued from total decay and is an environmental garden, with rescued grape vines, apple trees and a wildlife pond as well as examples of permaculture/forest edge planting. There's a composting loo and a roundhouse built from salvaged items. This year we are building some permanent walls from cob and wood, also some straw bales planned for the colder… Continue

Added by Jan Willetts on November 8, 2010 at 13:16 — 2 Comments

A proper bonfire!

At last an excuse for a proper bonfire! As the village bonfire party kicked off at six tonight I reckon it will burn all night due to the two silver birch trees we had felled. In spite of keeping the trunks for logs, there was loads of stuff left to donate to the village pile and plenty left for our own effort. The wood ash will go on the new strawberry patch, and the bonfire site(now minus weeds) will be covered with old carpet until we can afford to do our next project( a mid garden seating… Continue

Added by Jan Willetts on November 5, 2010 at 22:39 — No Comments

Hello lovelies

So I am finally writing from my own house, sitting on my sofa next to Andy (Maggie has her own sofa) with the dishwasher machine (eek! - yes we now have one) going on in the background and the lingering taste of pumpkin and jerusalem artichoke soup in my mouth. So things sound good, right?

In one sense, 'things' could not be better. This house is a joy and though I haven't been taking photos to share with you (slaps own wrist on your behalf) I shall remedy that soon. You see…

Added by Carrie Gault on November 3, 2010 at 22:15 — No Comments

Winter sowing

Sown some meteror pea in greenhouse togther with Carrots for winter. Sproits coming on nice in one part of the garden have had to stake them today!

Added by Grahame Long on November 1, 2010 at 17:07 — No Comments

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