I was dropping a few things off at the plot and thought I’d take my camera with me to give you a video update. I hope everyone had a good Christmas and new year. Sorry about the quality of this video, not sure why it looks so grainy.
This year I have taken on another plot while giving up my two smaller ones (although I’ve still got these until it comes to renewal in April). It’s been hard work to get the new plot into shape and as such the older plots have suffered. However that isn’t to say I haven’t had a successful year. (more…)
Courgettes and marrows are technically the same fruit, however marrows are left on the plant to grow for longer. They are a prolific cropper and you will always end up with more than you can eat. They are also easy to grow and look after, making them perfect for a beginner. (more…)
December marks the beginning of winter and the darkest of days. However the coldest weather normally comes late January/early February, so you’ve still got time to catch up on those winter jobs. (more…)
A quick tour of the new plot. I’ve made a lot of progress over the last couple of weeks and hopefully I should have another bed built in a few weeks time. Be sure to check out loldeantimber on eBay.
Drying fruit is a simple but effective way of preserving them, allowing you to use them over a period of a few weeks or months. The key in preserving fruit this way is to ensure all moisture has gone. Any moisture left over could allow mould to develop. One simple way of drying fruit is to oven dry them. (more…)
The nights are drawing in and the days are getting colder. Thankfully there isn’t much to do on the plot at this time of year, so if you’ve got any projects or changes you want to make, now is the time to do it. (more…)
Progress has been slow due to various reasons, but since the last video, I’ve had a new shed. Next to the shed, I’ve cleared an area for a greenhouse. We’ve also been having a lot of break-ins on the site, so I’ve secured my shed the best I could and hopefully it will keep it a little more secure. And finally, I finished my first bed today.
October marks the start of the cooler weather with some frosts later in the month. Your tender crops should now be harvested leaving you with your hardier, overwintering crops. October is a great month to start your preparation for the next growing season.
September marks the end of the summer, most of your crops are either finished or due to be harvested. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do on the plot. If you’re lucky, you might have an Indian summer with clear blue skies, giving you chance to get ready for winter. (more…)