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In a Pickle

So following last night’s last hurrah with pickling, we woke this morning to find that neither time nor open windows had in any way diminished the reek of vinegar that now pervades the house. 335 more words



So the tomato harvest that I was expecting in September is happening now – in November. Cheers for that, and I really am wondering why I thought it was such a good idea to plant so many cherry tomatoes  instead of normal ones. 828 more words


#25 OctPoWriMo - The Taste of Satisfaction

What is my favourite food?
How can I possibly decide
That’s like asking a favourite book
Or song or walk or child!

I suppose I must try… 81 more words



I like getting my hands dirty, I always have. Ever since I was a little girl, I’d be happy outdoors, mucking around, planting stuff, weeding, raiding my Dad’s peas, or Mum’s blackcurrants. 1,614 more words

Home Life

Green Fingers

So it turns out that green fingers are actually a thing. Spend enough time with plants (tomato plants in this case) and your fingers will go green. 776 more words


September garden update

October is knocking and the dark nights are rolling in. It is the time of year for warm fires, stews and hot soups. But still the garden is providing despite the early frost of a fortnight ago. 162 more words


News From The Plot

As anyone who has ever dabbled in some gardening will know, growing things is nothing if not unpredictable. A crop that was prolific last year may struggle to get off the ground this year round and something that you’ve always struggled to grow might leave you with a plentiful bounty to share with friends, family and pretty much anyone you encounter on the street! 542 more words