Posts filed under ‘Vegetables’

Growing

So far, we have spindly broad beans – I’ve moved them into the greenhouse where they’re starting to look a bit more sturdy

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Spindly tomatoes, they were struggling to get enough daylight so they’re now under artificial lights

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Endless chilli plants – these are Mr MB’s new obsession project, I know nothing about them at all and don’t get involved!

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Chitting potatoes

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Parsley, chives and basil

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Good old mustard and cress!

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We’ve re-used old plastic spoons, cocktail sticks and duct tape (OK – the tape was new!) as labels

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The bird table was blown over in the wind and the roof got broken. We carried on using it as it is, somehow three of the chickens managed to squeeze on there at once and steal the bird food. One liked it so much she used it instead of her nesting box 😀

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Wednesday, 18th March 2015 at 5:23 pm 4 comments

Happy Things In August

My new girls

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Tomatoes are still ripening in the greenhouse

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Garden goodness

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Baby ripple blanket

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Join-as-you-go scarf

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A snowman and a cupcake – not bad, but definitely need a bit of work 😀

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Sunday, 31st August 2014 at 1:24 pm 6 comments

Filling The Freezer

There’s not much happening here at the moment, my life seems to revolve around tomatoes and courgettes – pick, chop, put into bags and freeze flat so they stack nicely. Rinse and repeat 😀 So far, we’ve had 27lb of tomatoes and 84 (24.5lb) courgettes.

Tomatoes

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Courgettes

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It’s a bit disappointing when you pick loads of borlotti beans that weigh 6lb 14oz, then you shell them and they only weigh 2lb 10oz. They look pretty though 😀

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Tuesday, 19th August 2014 at 7:20 am Leave a comment

Happy Things In July

Two of the plants from the strawberry runners

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Courgettes

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Red onions

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Scotch Bonnets. I will NOT be eating these 😀

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The first Golden Sunrise tomato to ripen. A bug munched his way right through it and out the other side

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Scrubbies and potholders

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Nan’s lap blanket

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Cute things 😀

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Terry Tortoise now has eyes.  I know they look a bit odd (the beads were too small on their own, but the buttons are too big), but the important thing is – he can now see 🙂  lol

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Thursday, 31st July 2014 at 8:42 am 4 comments

More Of The Same

I’m still just pottering about, nothing exciting has happened here 😀

I’ve planted more lettuce seeds, they’re far too close together but hopefully I’ll be able to separate them when they’re a bit bigger

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All the broad bean plants have been pulled up. I want to plant something in this patch but I’m not sure what yet

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One (yes, just one!) of my tomatoes is turning red

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We’ve pickled the smaller onions, some whole and some rings

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Monday, 21st July 2014 at 7:19 pm Leave a comment

Onions & Garlic

Red onions

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In the past, I’ve used 15-20 onions per plait but it was a bit heavy, I thought the hook would be pulled out of the kitchen wall! So I’ve used 10 per plait this year. It’s not enough to hang perfectly but they’re hanging so that’s good enough 😀

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Garlic

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Peeled cloves. My kitchen had a strong garlicky aroma for a couple of days after The Grand Peeling 😀

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Garlic whizzed with olive oil then frozen in little blobs to stop it all sticking together. Once frozen, I tipped them into a freezer bag

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Wednesday, 16th July 2014 at 11:49 am 4 comments

Pottering About

I’ve repotted the chamomile

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Caught some strawberry runners

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Picked some broad beans

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Pulled up some onions

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Stared at the tomatoes while willing them to turn red 😀

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Started a new baby blanket

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I seem to have spent a lot of time waiting over the past week – for the table to be ready for a family meal (it wasn’t late, I was early!), for everyone to take their turn in the shower so I can have one, for the church service to start (again, I was early, lol), for a yarn delivery to turn up. But mostly, for the garden veg to ripen 😀

Tuesday, 8th July 2014 at 11:53 am 4 comments

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