Category: urban garden

Tried this new way of planting seeds. It is meant to stop them…

Tried this new way of planting seeds. It is meant to stop them drying out. We’ll see…we’ve tried squash, beans and peppers today.

Might try something like this this year. Seeing as we might…

Might try something like this this year. Seeing as we might downsize it might be interesting. Maybe change some of the veg.

Finally made it down the allotment the last two weekends, one…

Finally made it down the allotment the last two weekends, one sunny, one rainy! It was a lovely surprise to see the rhubarb had come up and the apple buds were starting to form, more of a surprise to find a full garlic bed we never planted. We moved the blackberry bush while still dormant, using some of our lovely home food waste compost. So much still to do though, we’ve made a pact we will be back next weekend.

Full of good intentions today, we know it has been way way to…

Full of good intentions today, we know it has been way way to long away from the allotment. It is really mild for Feb so we thought we would prune and move the blackberries seeing as we had a day off. Unfortunately we got there and realised we have lost the padlock key to the gate! Let’s hope we can borrow the Elves’. From looking over the gate it looks like we aren’t the only ones who have been away and is that some garlic we spy? We’ll try again sunday….

Got some great produce today, not bad for no rain or water. Now…

Got some great produce today, not bad for no rain or water. Now what to cook? Blackberry turnovers for starters.

We picked most of the artichokes but left a couple as they are…

We picked most of the artichokes but left a couple as they are so pretty when they flower.

We don’t have any water down the allotment anymore and it…

We don’t have any water down the allotment anymore and it hasn’t rained for ages so we were wondering what it would be like today. Not everything is doing great but a lot still is :). The grass just doesn’t stop. Need to get a electric free lawnmower.

A quick picking at the allotment. Now what shall we have?

A quick picking at the allotment. Now what shall we have?

Had to go down the allotment today as it was so gorgeous….

Had to go down the allotment today as it was so gorgeous. Everything is green! And overgrown! It was too hot to do much, but got the whole of the fruit cage weeded and what a lot of weeds there were! Going home with a nice selection of berries and some artichokes for starter for dinner in the garden tonight. YUM!

It’s been too long and life got in the way but we got down…

It’s been too long and life got in the way but we got down the allotment today. Most things seem to be growing well and we picked our first berries and artichokes. Now what to make with all those goodies?