Grow grow little fennel (and spinach, and lett…

Grow grow little fennel (and spinach, and lettuce and zinnia al the way at the back)

#grow #vegertables #fennel #allotment #green #homegrown #venkel #groei #groen #moestuin

The perennial plot in mid June 2018. Over 1000…

The perennial plot in mid June 2018. Over 1000 baby fruit and medicine plants from about 30 different plant species.

New Zealand spinach. It appears and we are gra…

New Zealand spinach. It appears and we are grateful.

#newzealandspinach #allotment #volunteer #zeroeffort #eatyourgreens #nieuwzeelandsespinazie #groenvoer #moestuin

How some people don’t like lavender is b…

How some people don’t like lavender is beyond me. Had my first taste of lavender-cordial and am now hungry for more! Maybe our neighbour is willing to let us take a few sprigs from this beautiful specimen?
#lavender #lavendel #purple #allotment #neighbours #growyourown #growsomethinggreen #purple #flowers #fragrance #summer #tuinieren #bloemen

I don’t know what has split this -and all our …

I don’t know what has split this -and all our other- kohlrabi, but it sure tastes good.

#kohlrabi #veggiemystery #allotmentlife #homegrown #crisp #sweet #dontpanicitsorganic #koolrabi #moestuin #uiteigentuin

Handpicked cherries are a lovely addition to a…

Handpicked cherries are a lovely addition to any breakfast, don’t you agree?
#farmtotable #handpicked #cherries #cerise #kersen #veluwe #organicgardening #localproduce #straightfromthegarden #sweet #fruit #summerfruit #summer #breakfast

The epitome of summer (at least in our book): …

The epitome of summer (at least in our book): Hollyhock
#hollyhock #pollinators #summer #wildflower #gardening #bloom #pink #flowers #stokroos #alcea #bees #bloemen #zomer #moestuin

The vivid colour of these Red Duke of York pot…

The vivid colour of these Red Duke of York potatoes is something else #nofilter #allotment #potatoes #gyo

Week 12 of the 2018 growing season. A slower …

Week 12 of the 2018 growing season.

A slower allotment week this time. Lots of weeding, and lots more to come. As well as the soft fruit colouring up nicely, I have been really enjoying elderflower tea (evidence indicates it is brilliant for calming a cold down) and I have been tinkering with ways to enjoy the flush of saint John’s wort flowers that are now in as well (evidence indicating it is brilliant at basically everything, an anti-inflammatory, an anti-depresant and a painkiller, to name a few things). The tea is good (kind of like thyme with a fruit hint), but not as nice as elderflower, so I’m thinking I’ll add it to some kind of medicinal syrup thing.

A smaller (but still great quality) 800g of spring mix, 550g of good radishes, and (the first this year!) 50g of dill. I am noticing a very poor performance from the brassica family things on this site, mostly the spicy mix (rocket, mustard and mizuna) and tatsoi (baby bok choi). It either bolts way too soon or gets eaten by birds. I don’t see how it is viable in an open air/field system in my context, so I’ll either need to throw more money/effort at it (netting and sprinklers) or find a different thing to grow in its place next year. I’m feeling the latter, because “meh”.

Salad Dad wishes you all a happy Father’s Day. The confused look on my children’s faces was the best gift I could have gotten this year.

Transplanting me leeks! Now safely tucked away…

Transplanting me leeks! Now safely tucked away beneath some fleece to keep the leek moth at bay (hopefully) #allotment #gyo #leek