I think there is something fundamentally British about feeding the birds. Maybe it’s my distant memories of watching Mary Poppins as a child, humming along to Julie Andrews singing ‘Feed the Birds’ or, it’s memories of my grandparents and their obsession with buying either bird seed or a new feeder every time we went […]Read more "Bird Food Recipe – Vegan Fat Balls"
It’s been a good while since I have written a blog post. 3 years to be exact… where has that time gone?! Maybe I’ve just been waiting to write about something worthwhile. Maybe, I’ve just been distracted by all the pretty pictures on Instagram. Either way, I’ve written something new and it’s surprising how productive […]Read more "What’s in your compost?"
This time last year, we were growing potatoes in hessian recycled coffee sacks in the garden at home. Upon digging up our first earlies we found tiny (albeit tasty) potatoes and the yield was pretty non existent. They had been fed and watered and earthed up. They had finished with their beautiful little flowers… And […]Read more "Pulling Potatoes"
We had a wonderful day getting the first sowing of brassica into open ground a few weeks ago. They had been burning a hole in their pots, getting bigger and bigger. But the ground hadn’t been fully prepared. Once the soil was dug over, they were put into position and they looked pretty awesome and […]Read more "A Tale of Eaten Brassica"
The rust was prolific. I’m sure we could have left them to fend for themselves but it felt like a waste of life. Yesterday, we launched a rescue mission… I am so glad we did. We carefully lifted the concrete like ground with a fork and pulled the garlic trying not to touch the spoiled […]Read more "The Rust Chronicles – Part 2"
Rust is a disease that more often affects leeks, but it is associated with all Alliums. This means your garlic, onions, leeks and chives are all at risk. It’s is a fungus that generally shows itself in Mid-Summer/Early Autumn (unless you are at our plot)…Read more "Rust…and how to deal with it"
Today we made an unscheduled check on the plot to see how things were going. Also, it was a chance to remind ourselves of what the allotment looked liked. Once again, it has felt like ages since we have been able to spend any time there. Apart from a little bit of direct sowing of carrots, beetroot and radishes, everything else has been left to do it’s thing for a little bit whilst we catch up with work based joys.Read more "A Little Plot Update"