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
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!!
We’ve not been doing anything to strenuous in the garden recently. The soil around the stumps needs to be dug out, but the moods really not struck me to do it. Sitting in the sun just watching things grow has been amazing. With all this glorious sunshine all the fruit and veggies are really coming … Continue reading Lazy Sunday
After the terrible winds we had a few days back, our wonderful pea trellis came crashing down! Luckily the Sweetcorn hadn’t been planted out yet in the neighbouring raised bed. We have now put that back up and secured it with wood that is a hell of a lot stronger than canes and nailed them … Continue reading Ha-Pea in the Garden
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
The past few days I have been experimenting in the kitchen. I tried a strawberry Jam and a plum jam using different ways of cooking it. I also baked some bread that didn't quite go to plan but tasted good anyway. I firstly made the strawberry jam. I had two punnets of strawberries that were in dire need of being … Continue reading Cooking Up a Storm