Happy New Year!

So we are firmly into the new year, and low and behold we are straight into another lock down. But the seasons wait for no one, and we need to start making a proper plan for the garden this year.

Our hope is to be a bit more organised, which we are already leaps and bounds ahead of where we were this time last year. Having literally nothing at the beginning of 2020, we are going into 2021 with some fabulous raised beds and a a garden full of various fruit trees and bushes (if they survive the winter).

The gardens still very wintery and way to water logged to do anything yet, but once we have got our heads down and planned what our next move is, and where all the various veggies are going we will share all our plans with you.

All I have to share for now are a few pictures of the little Oak saplings, which are doing amazing:

A few pictures of the Satsuma and Lemon saplings, which were some of the first things I started from pips early last year. Still very small, but as they are in big pots, I’m guessing there’s more going on under the soil than on top. The two taller ones are lemon.

We have also got a dehydrator second hand off Facebook market place. Which I’m not going to lie, I’m a little too excited about😂. Drying food means longer storage, so perfect for using in the winter months. As I have nothing that we have grown to use yet, I took myself off to get some fruits and veggies to dehydrate to try it out. I started with some pineapple, bananas and oranges (not that I could ever actually grow them lol), but I’ve also got strawberries, raspberries, peppers and some broccoli to try next.

And the finished result:

That’s all for now, looking forward to some warmer weather now to get back out in the garden.

Happy lockdown new year everyone. Stay safe and please stay well.

Kiera & Tony

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