Back In The Allotment Saddle

harvest, allotment, garden

The long hot summer has been and gone and I'm reaping the rewards in the kitchen garden. The autumn tidy up has begun and having chickens roaming around the garden smallholding means I'm never alone, the hens readily help themselves to crops and scratch the soil to a fine tilth. I'm happy to let them … Continue reading Back In The Allotment Saddle

Strawberry Season

strawberries, garden trug, wooden trug, harvest, grow your own

Our strawberries are starting to ripen now, each morning I greedily search through the foliage for ruby red fruit.¬†We grow Cambridge Favourite strawberries and started our patch with just a few plants, collecting runners over the years to plant in old wine crates, troughs and hanging baskets extends our picking enjoyment even further. The original … Continue reading Strawberry Season

After the Rain

Rain arrived late last night and continued till morning, the kitchen garden looks refreshed with a noticeable earthy aroma to the air. Even though the sun is covered over by heavy sky I can feel heat beginning to build already. The much-needed rain encouraged lots of creatures from their hiding places, including fat slugs, unfortunately. … Continue reading After the Rain