Monthly Archives: October 2012

Jack Frost graces us with his presence!

  There was a definite touch of frost in the air this morning.  The evidence was displayed throughout my garden.  The first notification of the cold spell was when I looked out of my ktichen window onto the blades of grass on … Continue reading

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What I did at the allotment today……..

Ok,  if I said that I was busy today that would really be an understatement!  Weeding, planting, digging, carrying, lifting…..many active words that my body paid the price for later!!! Firstly, I had a few beds that needed weeding as … Continue reading

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Kale and Kohl Rabi

At my visit to the allotment today, I harvested some kale leaves and one of my blue kohl rabi plants.  I have never grown kohl rabi before and have never seen it in the shops but I am well impressed with … Continue reading

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What to do now in November

Jobs to do………in November Continue to water winter crops if needed Add the remaining vegetation to the compost heap Continue to collect leaves and add to the leaf mould heap. They will need at least 12-18 months to rot down … Continue reading

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Sweet Chilli Jam

With an abundance of hot chillies and bell peppers from the greenhouse I decided to make my husbands favourite Sweet Chilli Jam recipe. It goes brilliantly with chicken, pork, turkey or any other type of meat. To be honest, we … Continue reading

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Not your property!

This weekend we celebrated my daughters birthday but the happiness was short lived at times with someone stealing from us – belongings and precious time. A trip to the local supermarket to stock up on supplies for her party resulted … Continue reading

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Bulbs, bulbs and more bulbs!

Spring bulbs are in abundance throughout the shops now so I figured it was time to get some planted. Planting them now allows them to develop a good, strong root development before the cold snap of winter sets in. With … Continue reading

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Spot light on…….Garlic

There are 2 types of garlic that you can grow – hardneck garlic and softneck garlic. Softneck garlic are better for storing and their flexible stalks allow you to create the classic plaited garlic braids. Softneck garlic produce numerous cloves … Continue reading

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