Added by Stacy Drury on November 30, 2011 at 19:33 — No Comments
The weather over the last few days has been horrendous causing a bit of damage in the garden but luckily there was no damage to the greenhouse so everything growing in there is safe, see more at http://awomanofthesoil.blogspot.com
Your thought I'd disappeared didn't you!? - well a month with the flu and I was ready for the hills :)
Added by Carrie Gault on November 28, 2011 at 16:44 — No Comments
After being battered by gales and heavy rain for two days yesterday turned out fine so I managed to get a few things done. I recently acquired a plastic dustbin and was wondering how best to make use of it. Fix a tap and use it for water storage? Grow potatoes in it? In the end I sawed it down to make a 16 inch deep pot and a plastic ring which I can sink into the ground as a possible home for more strawberries. Plastic drums and bins are very easy to cut with a panel saw, a fact I…Continue
Thought you would like to see how the lottie
is progressing. Some of the cabbages are coming
up but some have been eaten and others are fighting back.
Hubby came and finished digging the beds I had
What a load of sh*t
Good for the garden though
An update on my new composting regime..........
Added by Damo on November 26, 2011 at 10:27 — No Comments
I have been contemplating what varieties of seed to order for next year ...
cont'd at http://awomanofthesoil.blogspot.com
A blog post of the latest goings on in my small veg patch
Added by Donna C on November 22, 2011 at 13:57 — No Comments
Not a wall made from raspberries, that would be silly. In order to try and contain some of the raspberry canes and stop the plants from suckering up all over the place I dug a narrow trench at the front of them and cut out all the roots on the ‘wrong’ side. Then I placed vertically in the trench some offcuts of fascia board that I scrounged a while ago. Hopefully this will hold back the roots from trying to take over the border and will allow me to plant some spring bulbs along the front. If…Continue
The weather seems to have been milder for longer compared to last year so i risked leaving my tomatoes outside for longer than normal. However i couldnt put it off forever and i had to bring in the last of my toms. It always feels like winter really is on it's way when the toms are taken down.
This year I grew Ferline, Yellow Stuffer and Country Taste. I also tried Pineapple as a bit of a gamble as it says it prefers a greenhouse. The gamble didnt pay off though…
Added by Crazii_C on November 20, 2011 at 18:57 — No Comments
Planting onion sets and a quick plot round up.
Added by Damo on November 20, 2011 at 13:10 — No Comments
Added by The Green Lady on November 20, 2011 at 7:35 — No Comments
A round up of what's on the plot in November at http://awomanofthesoil.blogspot.com
I was lucky enough to win a free pass to a National Trust property on the Alternative Kitchen Garden blog (link on the right under "founding members") so on Saturday we popped over to Dunham Massey where we'd never been before.
Lots of photos on my blog
Added by Donna C on November 14, 2011 at 11:18 — No Comments
I have had a go at making beetroot chutney and it has turned out quite nice.
Added by The Greedy Gardener on November 10, 2011 at 22:34 — No Comments
Read about November at my allotment
Added by The Green Lady on November 10, 2011 at 10:31 — No Comments
I got my best ever yield of parsnips from a flower bucket today. They were so tightly packed in that I could only get them out by slitting the bucket and peeling it away from the root mass. After trimming there was just short of 3lbs of usable snips...pretty good for a vegetable that’s supposed to be difficult to grow.
parsnip pics and more at: