Go on…sing along – A WHIM A WAY…(I can hear your humming now!) Thought we would give you an on our first little haul of broad beans/ fava beans/ pillows of goodness (whatever you’d prefer to call them)- an interesting journey through growing nevertheless. We have these a try in the garden at home andContinue reading “In the jungle, the broad bean jungle…the broad beans sit tonight!”
Of course we want to take you on the journey with us and as the well known saying by Benjamin Franklin goes; ‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail’. We thought we would share the plan we painstakingly constructed at the beginning of this year (2020). This plan is for the allotmentContinue reading “The Plan of the Plot”
We have some seeds that we found and have NO idea what on Earth they could be… Anyone have any idea?
‘Slimy’, ‘bitter’, ‘absolutely gross’. Okra is a vegetable that has mixed reviews from people – a bit like Marmite- you either love it or hate it! In our case at home- we all absolutely love this vegetable. From young children, our grandmother made okra irresistible and this year we thought we would give this aContinue reading “Growing Okra”
Foraging has always been an interest and its so important to sustaining a self-sufficient and sustainable life. Our ancient forests are full of secret ingredients that only a few know about. We have been on a few foraging courses [definitely recommend everyone should give them a shot – personally feel they should be on theContinue reading “Foraging”
It’s been a busy couple of weeks trying to get together all the seeds that we have planned out for the plots alongside germinating them all and keeping to our schedule to ensure that we don’t miss out on getting them in the ground in time. Covid 19 has been a slight restriction in termsContinue reading “SOWING SEASON”
So, although the name of this blog is ‘The Diary of a New Gardener’, we have collectively 66 years of growing experience [a bit crazy to say, but as we started growing things at the young ages of 5,7 and 9 we all have 22 years of experience each – therefore collectively 66] but weContinue reading “Gardening Tools – For Beginners”
Okay, plot acquired! The chairman suggested I leave the plot for two weeks to “let the weed killer do its work” and as it had already been one week since I was supposed to view the plot, this meant that from the following weekend, I could start investigating the soil and tidying the plot. “IfContinue reading “First Steps: Tackling the Plot and Clay”