Beetroot and carrot salad

Beetroot and carrot salad

I know, it seems a little wrong to be talking about salads in mid-November.  Does it help to know this is a warm salad? I have a lot of beetroots, carrots and cavolo nero to munch through and I’ve been looking for new ways to prepare and cook them; I was...
Clearing, lifting and mulching

Clearing, lifting and mulching

This is a good description for my plot activity last weekend.  For the first time I lifted dahlia tubers and I was surprised to see how much growth the tubers had made in the 5 months they’ve been in the ground.  So much so, they look like an alien life form...
Autumn colour

Autumn colour

These photographs were taken last weekend when the sun was shining and the sky was blue. Last weekend was all about clearing, lifting and mulching so it was good to see some herbaceous plants still going strong. I call this white penstemon ‘Molly’, after...
Harvest highlights

Harvest highlights

2017 has been the first full year of growing and harvesting on plot 48.  It’s been a good year; here are the highlights: The polytunnel produced fantastic harvests, more than I could keep up with.  The tomatoes were amazing – first ever regular supply of...