Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Obscene carrots!

A mixed haul to take home for dinner; including some rather rudely shaped carrots1

Friday, 27 August 2010

Plot to pickle!

A nice little jar of pickled beetroot! Pulled from the ground this morning and treated to wine vinegar, sugar and just a touch of chili!

Monday, 23 August 2010

Strawberry runners!

Over an inch of rain today, but between showers I managed to peg a few strawberry runners into pots!
All in preparation for next season's strawberry basket project!

Saturday, 21 August 2010

Dandelion wine!

Bottled some of my home made dandelion wine a couple of days ago and took it to the plots for a tasting!
The dandelions were picked from plots who never use weedkiller. It tastes quite good and will no doubt improve with keeping a few months!

Friday, 20 August 2010

Another small harvest!

Tomatoes for the passata machine and runner beans for the freezer! And spuds for good measure!

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Cider press!

Its almost complete, George the retired joiner has done the woodwork and I'll be doing the hygenic bits! We've sussed out good apple supplies as well!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Harvest time!

A few bits and peices for me and my neighbour!

Sunday, 15 August 2010

My first Melon!

At last it's grown from goosegog size to almost five inch diameter in a week!
I'm afraid I haven't taken enough care of the plants, I let them get a bit wild when they should have been pruned and the side shoots taken off!
It now has a support net so's it doesn't get its feet dirty!

Saturday, 14 August 2010

A roast tomorrow!

Harvest time! More than enough to go around a roast chicken. Plus one or two of my onions!

And for afters!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Looking to next season!

Three gro-bag benches and a bit more staging for next season; all made from reclaimed wood!
Ready to go in the polytunnel.

Saturday, 7 August 2010

Passata machine!

Now I'm ready for all my tomatoes to turn red!
My own supply of passata.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Plot blooms!

One of my sunflowers, facing away from the sun! Astors making a nice show!

The marigold barrier between strawberries and brassicas!
The slightly toxic insect repellant, tansy!

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Working party!

A sunday morning work party organised to dig trenches to distribute our water supply on the plots.
Sausage or burger inna bun was available along with tea and coffee!