This is my lunch most days. It consists of my home-made sourdough which I bake several times a week now. As well as avocado, beetroot, tofu and today I have home-grown radish and rocket. Not much grows at this time of year but radishes and salad greens do. I've also had a constant supply of… Continue reading Home-grown and a Rocket update
Allotment produce in January and Veganuary
I got four leeks and lots of kale at my allotment today. There's still a number of leeks left; definitely enough to last us until spring. My pond is filled with leaves and I had this idea that I'd pull them out until I actually tried. They're frozen in! I took this video of it.… Continue reading Allotment produce in January and Veganuary
Bees in the artichoke
Another Sunday of weeding at the plot has come and gone. It's amazing how much the plot changes from winter to summer. This was the plot back in April. Here it is today. The artichoke has started flowering and it's beautiful. I counted 5 bees in the flower head. Something was decimating my kale (deer… Continue reading Bees in the artichoke
Wonky parsnips and the winter solstice
I went to my allotment today having not been there for a few weeks. I picked some leeks and parsnips for Christmas dinner but my leeks are looking a bit wonky. Does anyone know why this happens? It's the first time I've ever grown parsnips so I'm excited even if they look deformed. It was… Continue reading Wonky parsnips and the winter solstice
Ice-cream or kale, anyone?
On three separate occasions in the past month, pedestrians have called out to me asking for an ice-cream as I cycle by. Does Harald look like an ice-cream bike? Harald: Pashley Classic No. 33: Oh dear! So much for looking cool and trendy. Pak Choi. What a wonderful vegetable. I've been craving leafy greens recently and so… Continue reading Ice-cream or kale, anyone?
The gin verdict
This might be a little premature because I haven't finished the treatment but so far, gin seems to be working well as a weapon against hair lice. I treated Elizabeth's and my own hair twice last week. Then I did it again earlier this week, but just the once. I've been inspecting Elizabeth's hair and haven't… Continue reading The gin verdict
What’s growing in my garden?
A couple of months ago I posted a photo of my newly planted tomato seedlings: https://rachelsquirrel.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/img_51921.jpg Here they are today: One is a cherry tomato plant, hence the smaller size. I actually thought they were both cherry tomatoes but now I'm not so sure. There's a bean shoot growing in there too. I've probably got too… Continue reading What’s growing in my garden?