Category Gardening

Aquaponics experiments

  One of our very lovely and generous wedding gifts was this aquaponics system! I, especially, was supper keen to start getting something growing in it, so in between the last bit of wedding planning, I popped out and bought us some gold fish! Sadly one of them has already past away and another one […]

Companion planting/plant by month/moon planting experiments

So we started our vegetable garden last year April. We have not had much success to be honest. We’ve been fighting with snails and finally put our lack of success down to poor soil quality. So we’ve been finding ways to improve it. We have to still start our compost heap, and the worm farm […]

Seed saving: lettuce

One thing I have really enjoyed having grow in our garden is lettuce. I think for the price of a head of lettuce, which maybe makes us 2 salads, I bought a tray of mixed lettuce at the beginning of summer. It lasted up until now! It was great that we could use some, let […]

Seed saving: Rocket and Mustard

I think I may actually be getting a bit sick. So I’m trying to get myself ready for the newsletters and bits and pieces that I need to write today. I thought I would share some of the seed saving we are doing at the moment. When our rocket bolted, I was concerned that the […]

Germination: Sprouting Seeds

Okay, I’m incredibly tired today. The Hunter debacle is getting somewhere, as we took his stitches out this morning. But he decided he didn’t want to sleep last night, and as I was on kitty duty, I didn’t sleep either. If you don’t know what the Hunter debacle is, our cat was hit by a […]

Planting our summer garden

These are just some of the plants we have planted for this summer that have come up. These photos are already a few days old, and the garden has had much more happen since then! What’s been planted: Lettuce Cucumber Tomato Red Basil Flax Italian Parsley Cumin Fennel Cabbage Celery Beetroot Butternut Gem Squash Leeks […]

Learning about blueberry bushes

I was truly spoilt for my birthday this year. I received some very thoughtful gifts from friends for our home. Also for our garden! One of them was Jane’s Delicious Herbs, which I now think that any keen cultivator of herbs should have and I plan to get my hands on the rest of her […]