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More fruits of my labour

I picked another 1┬żlb of blackberries this morning, followed by a washing up bowl full (I have no idea what that weighs — perhaps 14lbs?) of Victoria plums. The blackberries went straight into the freezer and we’ve stoned the plums … Continue reading

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More blackberries in the freezer

It took a fair while to clear the other side of the “blackberry hedge” of nettles and other obstructions (which have at least ended up in the compost heap). I think in total I’ve put five wheelbarrow loads of stuff … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 1st September 2021

I’ve planted up quite a few of my winter salads in mushroom trays now. I think I have eight done, so forty-eight plants. Then I had an idea that is so simple I don’t know why I’ve overlooked it until … Continue reading

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No dig diary, 30th August 2021

Today I harvested eight of my sweetcorn to see how they looked. They’re not quite as golden yellow as I’d hoped, but either my eyesight is going a bit strange or they actually appeared to be turning more yellow as … Continue reading

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Mists and mellow fruitfulness

Over the last few weeks I’ve been out harvesting the bounty of the local hedgerows, in particular the blackberries which grow almost everywhere around us. I’ve picked pounds and pounds (or even kilos and kilos if you want to be … Continue reading

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