What an inspiring talk by Annemarie and Jeff from Berryman Farms in Greenwood last night at Garden Club. Annemarie has so much knowledge, she has been growing heritage veg for 35 years. Only bought one tomato, an indeterminate Roma type - Amish Paste. Will definitely have to stop by their farm next time we head to Nelson.
Planted our seeded plants out today - eggplants, tomatoes, peppers and celery. I am really hoping that one of the eggplants will be an Indian one. They got a bit mixed up in the seed trays! Still have to prick the leeks out and do second seedings of carrots, radish, beets.
Tried the first Icicle Radish yesterday - excellent, nice and sharp, clean bite with good spice.
I think I can start to seed part of the cutting garden, since we almost have a meeting of the minds as to how that area of the garden should proceed! I would still like to work in a dry stream bed look, but my opinion isn't counting!!
Just got back from 2 weeks in the UK, so haven't been very active on the blog.
What a great trip. Visited friends in Hampshire who have an organic small holding with chickens, ducks, bees and pigs. Every meal revolved around their pork! Lovely sausage casserole, stuffed loin of pork and a brunch with their own bacon and eggs! Lovely to sample some of their late season "ivy" honey too. Quite a different flavour.
Up in Malvern we visited our first Woofer from last year, Gil. Lovely to see her allotment, and her organic gardening in action.
Noticed that none of the folok we visited use a dryer for their laundry. All have outdoor clothes lines and indoor drying racks. This is not an economy measure, it is ecological and a practice built on lifetimes of experience. Felt good to be able to get a load dry outside here yesterday!