Raising our Hopes

Hi all, hope everyone is safe and well. After last years experimentation on the potatoes, we decided to change the way we wanted to grow them. Instead of growing in bags (which didn't yield a big crop just a couple of meals) we want to try for a bigger crop. Having built two large raised … Continue reading Raising our Hopes

New Raised Beds

After our semi failed attempt at growing potatoes in sacks, we had to have a think on how best we could try growing them next year. We wanted to have a bigger harvest, and growing in sacks wasn't really working for us. We talked about maybe rotavating the strip of garden next to the hedge … Continue reading New Raised Beds

Fence of Dreams

Build it and the Polytunnel will Come Tony's plan of building the fence at the side of the house, was one of the earliest plans. The original plan that was sketched out roughly in the beginning, has now become a reality, with a few small changes to it here and there. The few things that … Continue reading Fence of Dreams

Peppers, Peppers and Oh Yes.. Peppers.

After blitzing the garden as best we could early in lock down, its now just a case of letting things grow and hope for the best. Some of our earlier plans were put on hold and unfortunately will probably stay on hold until next year now. With the weather being rubbish again all there has … Continue reading Peppers, Peppers and Oh Yes.. Peppers.

Compost Crazy

The compost finally got delivered yesterday! So we set to work straight away filling all the raised beds. It took a lot of hours, and with the help of my trusty trolley and bucket, they are all finally filled. We layered them up with wood chippings, bark, cardboard and compost. There are nine raised beds and 6 of them … Continue reading Compost Crazy

Wild Garlic Goodies

This post is a little mix of garden and food. We usually like to keep the two subjects separate, but on this occasion we'll let it slide seeing as they are linked. So after seeing many many many post with various delicious recipes using wild garlic, and having never tried it before, I really wanted … Continue reading Wild Garlic Goodies

First Steps Towards Self Reliance

Happy Easter everyone!! We had a visit today from the Easter Bunny! He left the munchkins some chocolatey goodies in our empty stone planters and raised beds. We have been making some great steps in the garden recently. From the last post you have seen we now have the raised beds down, and broccoli seeds … Continue reading First Steps Towards Self Reliance

Growing Our Dream

We've had quite a few exciting things happen in the garden over the past week. We have finally got the raised beds down!!! WOOHOO!!! We started by laying them out, then hammered them in so they don't move. The soil in the garden is mostly like clay, so now the weather is warm, it is … Continue reading Growing Our Dream