June – that fickle month… Ordinarily, June for us is the beginning of festival season – a series of workdays at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury culminating in the festival around Summer Solstice. With the festival postponed until 2021, our busy green fingers are still sowing. Living in Wales, we start off most crops undercover, as theContinue reading “What to sow in June”
It’s that delicious point in the year – vernal equinox. The time of year when day is equal to night. Yet there is still snow on the ground. It’s been a harder winter than usual, with more snow here than in a fair few years. The animals seem to be undeterred though – frogs spawningContinue reading “Halloumi Adventures”
I don’t really like broad beans. OK, I don’t really like the beans themselves, but I always grow the plants – they are so pretty with their purple flowers and quick growing habit. They fix nitrogen into the soil, so I always chop them off an inch above the soil when I do harvest them,Continue reading “Broad Beans, and what comes after?”
Another infographic… and now the sun is shining and I am off to harvest the first crop of lemon balm to dry for making tea. Save Save
I’ve enjoyed making this and the lavender infographics today. Next up will be lemon balm and fennel – all easy to grow, useful herbs.
Lavender, an incredibly important herb, and pretty and easy to propagate too.
I’m developing some information charts for herbs in the wellness garden on the Glastonbury site. The plants currently being tended here in Wales, and in Bristol, all have gentle medicinal properties and have been used safely for generations. I’ve been playing with the infographic site Piktochart, and started with my all time favourite herb –Continue reading “Basil Infographic”
Planting a wellness garden.
I have just returned from the first work weekend on our gardens at Worthy Farm – the home of Europe’s biggest music festival.
A flavoursome risotto, spiced with the saffron threads I diligently collected in the autumn.
Remembering Susun Weed’s words on pine sap, I think I might create her pine needle vinegar.