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of cooking from scratch with locally sourced
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Vegetable and fruit gardening

Pear Harvest

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September 20, 2019

This is the latest harvest from the pear tree in my garden.

I already have a dozen pears in the fridge, to facilitate ripening (they will be coming out in a day or two, and going into a paper bag).

This batch is the pick of the large un-fallen fruit, plus...
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My Pear Tree

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September 26, 2016

As mentioned in previous years, I have an established pear tree growing along the wall of my garage. It is in entirely the wrong position, being on a north-facing wall; which makes the tree perpetually try to grow over the garage to get sun.

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Garden Update

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August 29, 2014

Since my last post, I really haven't spent much time in the garden - between an injured leg (now recovered), a vacation, and - most recently - a bad cold, I have really been neglecting the poor thing. Taking a walk around today, I feel shamed.

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Broad (Fava) Beans – After The Harvest

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July 22, 2014

I harvested my last broad beans over 3 weeks ago, but have only just cleared the trough for further planting. Remembering to cut all the stems just above ground level, leaving the roots in place. This evening I'll dig them well in, as they contain lots of valuable nitrogen.

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More Garden Surprises

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January 13, 2014
More Garden Surprises

I had the morning off today, so I thought I would go out in the sun and dig over a couple of my veg troughs, ready for spring planting. The veg troughs being waist height (well, hip height on me) it is fairly kind to the back, using a hand fork and trowel.Read More »

My garden 2013 – a review

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December 17, 2013

It hasn't been a very productive year this year. It was nothing to do with the weather, or soil conditions; it was simply a case of procrastination and laziness, and not getting things into the earth when I needed to. It's true that the late spring threw me, but I have nothing to blame...
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My Mystery Tomato Crop

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October 9, 2013
My Mystery Tomato Crop

In August, I posted about how some tomato plants had grown amongst my sugar snap peas; due, I think, to seeds making their way into the veg trough via my wormery.

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Garden Invaders II

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August 29, 2013
Garden Invaders II

I mentioned that the plants I had been considering weeds turned out to be tomatoes seeded via my wormery. I was right, and I now have tomatoes!

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Garden Invaders

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August 17, 2013

I haven't been that organised in the garden this year. I keep blaming it on the poor spring giving me a bad start, but it's really no-ones fault but my own.

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Thinning carrots

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August 2, 2013

My carrots have come on well, and are a dense thicket of growth. I've left it very late to thin them, and was concerned that in pulling up the carrots I want to thin, I'll disturb the ones I want to grow.

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