Most of the seeds have been planted and we have a lot that have started sprouting. We are definitely eager to see the difference this year with the hula hoop netted frames Tony made, after a lot of our veggies either got demolished by birds or caterpillars last year. We feel like we’ve given them … Continue reading The Greenhouse Life
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
Its been a while since I last posted, but to be honest we haven't been up to much. We have spent some time enquiring about some land, but unfortunately we were to late, as it was gone just days before our enquiry. So the search for our off grid haven continues. I must admit the … Continue reading Spring Nearly Upon Us
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 … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I've been feeling a bit redundant in the garden since winter has hit. With not a lot to do except a bit of tidying and rubbish weather, there really isn't much to write about. We haven't been on any walks or built anything either, so its all quiet here. Although we have Tony's acorns starting … Continue reading Acorns and Chestnuts
We decided to go out for a walk and see what autumn goodies we could forage, but also keeping in mind that we might be a little late for most of the seasonal yummies. We knew we had missed the hazelnuts we had planned to collect but never got round to going and getting, but … Continue reading Autumn Foraging
With this being our first year growing, and we had a late start due to the fact Tony and myself had to isolate separately in the first months of lock down, there were many mistakes that were made, and many plans that had been put on hold. The big plan that we really missed out … Continue reading Our First Year
http://www.instagram.com/p/CE1FbzigBxD/ Our first Sweetcorn! It was delicious, straight off the plant no cooking required! 😋
We are stepping into prime foraging time! So many delicious goodies to be had. So its no surprise we've been out and about to see what is ripe. We went for a stroll down the canal where Tony knew there was plum trees. We found plums last time we were there, and had spotted Damsons … Continue reading Foraging for Goodies
We have been struggling with some kind of mite on the plants. First we lost the peas, the plants slowly died off and eventually all the pea pods had some kind of maggot/larvae inside of them, and now they have moved on to the strawberries. At least we got quite a few meals out of … Continue reading Pests!!