A very warm and dry May
May started with refreshing rain but that did not last long. It was a hot and dry month, so much so that it was the driest since 1896!
A bit of sanctuary in the garden
It is challenging times we are all facing at the moment but the garden offers some sanctuary. The plants are unaware of the current crisis and continue to grow and bloom as they normally do and we continue to care for them.
Storms, strong winds and rain
It has been a month of storms, strong winds and rain, but still not as cold as it should be at this time of year. In the kitchen garden it has all been about tidying up and preparation for the upcoming growing season.
An unusually mild January
As gardeners we have to adapt to what mother nature offers us and keep a close eye on our plants and give them what they actually require which is not always at the time the books say it should be done.
Harvesting Leeks, Celeriac, Parsnips and Leeks
December is always a dark month with the daylight hours being very short and having officially entered the winter season. But there are still things to do in the vegetable garden and things to harvest. This month we have harvested celeriac, parsnips, leeks and spinach.
Winter has arrived in the Kitchen Garden
Winter has certainly arrived in the kitchen garden this month, it has been cold, wet and very windy. We have been able to harvest a few winter vegetables this month more spinach, leeks, celeriac and the first of the parsnips these have been of good size but unfortunately they have forked a bit.
Out with the old, in with the new!
It has been a busy month of taking out the old and putting in the new, with summer crops finishing and new winter and spring varieties being planted.
A Change in the weather
The change in weather has meant that the summer vegetables in the kitchen garden are now nearing the end of growth. These will be lifted and composted and in their place the winter vegetables will be planted, spinach, pak choi and other spring brassicas.
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