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.
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.
The only thing to do after a long beach walk is make hot chocolate. So here goes:
Bay Infused Hot Chocolate
It’s wet and cold out there today. The sort of day that makes you want to crawl back into bed. Not the sort of day that has you wandering around your little front garden, actively looking for something to eat because you said that you would blog about it.