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August Kitchen Garden Tour (The Back Garden)

It’s time for a kitchen garden tour and the focus at the moment is racing to get everything in the ground for autumn. That means aggressively pulling the existing carrot and beet beds and replacing them with lettuce and spinach as we have plenty of root veg on the allotment...

July Allotment Tour (Jennie’s Plot)

Well it’s been just over a month since the last tour and Jennie’s plot is really starting to take shape.  This plot is mostly the source of the family’s autumn/winter evening meals: beans from the freezer, potatoes from the hessian sacks, squashes & onions from the wire racks and winter...

July Kitchen Garden Tour (The Back Garden)

The kitchen garden is in full on harvest mode now, the cherries have finished, but as planned they’ve been replaced by the strawberries and now we have the blackberries, raspberries, gooseberries and blueberries too.  Not to be outdone, the veg is doing well too, we are half way through our...

July Allotment Tour (Steve’s Plot)

I’ve waited for a break in the wind and rain before doing a tour of the plot this month, so I’m a couple of days late.  The allotment continues to transition from spring to summer crops.  The autumn crops are all planted or on the patio in trays and the...

June Kitchen Garden Tour ( The Back Garden )

Every week I do a tour of one of our gardens/allotments and today it’s the turn of the kitchen garden.  We mainly grow fruit here and pest sensitive veggie’s, which fair reasonably well without any protection.  Today’s highlights are the cherries and strawberries, but the beetroot and carrots are all...

Record Making Harvest

It’s hard to title harvest videos, but I’m cheating a bit to say this is a record breaking crop, because every week is now a record breaker as we move into summer.  Even so, this one was worth a video as it’s exciting to see the crop move well beyond...

Allotment Anniversary

It was only one year ago today that I planted my first seeds in the allotment beds and I cropped my first salad leaves about a month later.  This year I’ve improved those times considerably, in fact I’ve been eating almost all of my veg from the allotment (or bartered)...

Is 2009 the year of desktop video conferencing?

I’ve been experimenting with desktop video conferencing for years, but my enthusiasm never persists for more than a few days because the experience is just too unpredictable.  Sometimes it’s a image quality issue, sometimes it’s firewalls, right now it’s unstable drivers and poor lip synch.  It’s not far away though,...