June is a hectic month for a gardener. Endless pots of tender plants that have been nurtured and protected for many weeks can go outside now, suddenly lots of planting and watering needs doing as well as successional sowing of fast maturing crops. I spend a lot of time in the kitchen garden during this … Continue reading Busy Month of June
I'm a bit late with this post but better late than never! What’s growing on in our kitchen garden this month? Timperley Early rhubarb never fails to produce as early as March, feeding us well into summer. Right now our patch of rhubarb is looking fantastic with big healthy leaves and green stems flushed with red. The plum trees are beginning … Continue reading What’s Growing On In March?
This month has flown by for me and I'm quite late putting this post together. The photos were taken just over a week ago, since then, everything has put on more growth. Inspired by Charles Dowding, the four no dig beds we planned are finished (no dig = cardboard to smother the lawn/weeds, topped with a … Continue reading May Peek at the Veg Garden
Flash flooding struck our region last week causing chaos to rail and roads, farmland, homes and gardens. Thankfully our home and the area of garden where the chickens are housed were unaffected by the flood, but our kitchen garden sank under water. A week or so of sunshine and no rain to follow allowed the ground to drain away quicker … Continue reading Ups and Downs
Images from our garden smallholding.
The new kitchen garden has been a joy to work on, it's great to finally see my plans before me, rather than on paper. Each raised bed will be filled with compost rich in chicken manure straight from the compost bins, it's lovely stuff with a beautiful earthy smell. I've decided to try the no dig method used … Continue reading Tour of the New Kitchen Garden