Since I last wrote, I’ve had an article published with the Vegan Society on Vegan Gardening, started a new business growing and selling microgreens, been teaching as normal, running the allotment and I’ve (almost) finished my RHS level 2 qualifications.
With all of this going on, I’ve also been trying to invest some time in myself emotionally and make space for my feelings and thoughts. Which I’ve found to be very difficult…
Read more "Adulting 101 (not)"
We’ve been busy at the allotment and generally in life. Hence, the minimal blog posts lately. Since we started growing our own food and looking after the plot, it has become more and more apparent that we want to edge towards a no waste lifestyle. With this in mind, we have started to try and […]
Read more "No Waste Vegan Green Pesto"
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 […]
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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)…
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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"
A bit of a belated post really. Bank holiday weekend seems like a distant memory. In delaying the update, I think I was hoping I could hold onto that bank holiday feeling for a just a little bit longer. But, it’s Friday again now which means the weekend is very nearly here so I don’t need the bank holiday feeling to get me by anymore.
Read more "Bank Holiday Progress"
Last week turned out to be one of those weeks. After scheduling hours in at the allotment for most of the week, we didn’t manage to get there once. Personally, I get really disheartened when this happens. You start to doubt whether you have enough time to manage. You see the plots around you slowly developing […]
Read more "Sweet Peas and Potting On"
Last week was a busy week for all things garden based. However, Monday will forever be known as ‘The Day of the Polytunnel’. We had been waiting a while to order it as, although we needed one, we were unsure where to put it. The delivery came and Jon put it in storage for a […]
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Lately, I have been craving a burger. Not in the sense that I have been craving meat (yuck!) but I have been longing for a slab of flavour in some tasty ciabatta bread. Before we became Vegan, sandwiches were very much on the menu. But now, we have a tendency to avoid them. I think this […]
Read more "Beetroot, Sweet Potato & Black Bean Burgers"