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
The broad beans I planted out in November have been ready for picking for over a week, I love picking young pods and eating the small beans while working in the kitchen garden so not many make it to the kitchen at first. I gathered some pods today to make a really simple lunch time … Continue reading Broad Bean Bruschetta
Biting winds, rain, hail and snow showers, we've never been so thankful for the occasional glimpse of sunshine to provide some respite. Ooh naughty February! Welcome back to our monthly catch up posts where we show you what's growing on in our garden smallholding. The vegetable garden in February still offers fabulous things to eat … Continue reading What’s Growing On In February?
One of my garden jobs this month has been picking beans and bringing them in to shell. We grew 6 different climbing bean varieties this year, each were chosen for their interesting looks, cropping times and versatility. Us Brits usually pick our beans young and small eating them pod and all while tender, but older tough pods … Continue reading Bringing in the Beans
Where did 2016 go? It whizzed by! We had a wonderful Christmas but I find the run up to New Year a little boring. I love family time but I'm not one to sit around for hours/days on end doing nothing, I get the urge to do something other than eat junk and fall asleep in front of the TV watching the … Continue reading Catching Up With 2016
Somehow I managed to miss a few Charlotte potato plants, normally I've pulled them all by now. I started digging over the 'empty' potato bed at the weekend and found dried potato haulms just visible on the surface of the soil and lots of healthy Charlotte potatoes buried beneath - the best yield per plant yet! … Continue reading Still Finding Charlotte Potatoes