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  2. New Start

    by , 26-09-2010 at 01:16 PM
    Well my allotment had to go, not enough time to keep it the way needed, also not ready to garden the way it was wanted on the site. Raised beds and organic not the order of the day. Sad Day.
    Not all bad news - this happened at the same time we had to have a very large Silver Birch down in the back garden, which while sad in it's self opened up the garden to the light and made it possible to grow vegetables.
    Putting the three wooden raised beds in place - (these were brought of the ...
  3. How I got on in Italy this summer

    by , 24-09-2010 at 07:09 PM (A few days in Italy in Winter)
    This year a neighbour kindly offered to plough a piece of land with his tractor to extend our vegetable plot by about 4 times the original size. I grew a succession of the normal things, but one of the problems was that as we camped there for 4 months and did not have a freezer or a good kitchen I couldn't save the food and so we had to eat it immediately.
    We had lots of everything as the weather was very hot. My best producer was the lemon crystal cucumbers, we got over a 100 cucumbers from ...
  4. One for the sweet tooth

    by , 18-09-2010 at 10:50 AM
    Well what a busy week i've had. Took a week of work & have ended up more tired than if i had gone to work.
    Been out rambling again & ended up bringing home MORE crabapples. So deciced to get busy and do more preserving. Decided to try making crabapple & rosehip jelly & was pretty pleased with the results. Used a very diy method:
    Jelly bag was made from an offcut of nylon net curtain!
    Suspended said jelly bag from an old veg rack with garden string! Must post ...
  5. Preserving the crop

    by , 14-09-2010 at 08:49 PM
    The bad weather is preventing me from doing a thing towards transforming the garden , so i've been busy in the kitchen again.
    Today i made apple & blackberry jam, it's the first time me or the OH have made jam so pretty impressed when it turned out right & set perfectly first time
    What made me really happy tho is that other then the 1.50 for the sugar the jam was totally free. Blackberries picked from the garden & local countryside. Apples kindly donated from the family ...