April outcomes

April 30, 2011 - 3:32 pm No Comments

I’ve been busy planting and moving things around in the garden over the past few months. I expect with all the warm weather and longer days things will really start to take off.

The basil (Supersweet Chen) and coriander have grown nicely and has been sampled in a few Asian noodle soups with delicious results! with continual planting, there should be a steady supply until the autumn.

The mange tout have been coming along slowly but have managed to have a few for salads and dinners so far! They taste so sweet – nothing like having your own home grown with zero food miles to boot.

Saturday’s tasks

February 25, 2011 - 9:03 pm No Comments

I planted a few organic mange tout seeds a few weeks ago and they are ready to be transplanted now. I used seeds from the Organic Centre and some that I had harvested from plants that went to seed in 2009. I was surprised to see that my harvested seeds sprouted just as well!

Some have been planted out and are under cover – I’ll be planting the others out tomorrow. It’s mild enough weather at the moment but the risk of frost is still there.

My coriander seeds sprouted and have been munched this evening in a delicious homemade Asian (Kerry?) noodle soup – yum! So I’ll be planting these on an ongoing basis from now on. I used the culinary seeds from my local organic shop and they grew as well as seeds that you’d buy specifically for planting so I reckon I’ll be using these from now on as it should work out cheaper.

Also, the Asian basil (destined for more yummy Asian noodle soup!)  have sprouted so more seeds will be planted to ensure a continuous supply.

A nicely-spicy Hanabero chilli from my local Asian food market has some helathy-looking seeds so I’ll start these off too.

My sitting-room western-aspect window is serving as my greenhouse – all the plants seem to be quite happy growing there at the moment.

A busy day ahead …

Goji berries

February 13, 2011 - 11:23 pm No Comments

I’ve started uploading info on my Goji-berry growing – check out the Goji Berries page for the latest info.

Fee’s Garden – Launch!

February 13, 2011 - 7:12 pm No Comments

Well, today is the first official post of Fee’s Garden.

I’ve been working outside and tidying up the garden after the winter.

This involved lots of moving stuff around, a bit of weeding, sweeping and general house-keeping (garden-keeping?).

A few slugs lost their lives (squash!) and a fair few worms were re-homed in compost.

I mixed some of the well-rotted compost from the compost bin with some soil and now my pots are ready to be planted!

All is looking a bit tidier and a lot more enticing to get out and start working.

I’ll be uploading some photos taken over the past few weeks – some of the feathered friends visiting the garden and more of the seeds which have already begun sprouting – the excitement!

Feel free to leave comments – that’s all for now,