Tag Archives: 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Bottling Experiment: Beetroot, mango chutney and peppadews

A few weekends ago we had a great day of experimentation. Chris set out to use our new slow cooker for the first time (and made an amazing Pork roast with apple gravy), while I took over our stove to set about trying my hand at pickling. First up was the beetroot. I was rather […]

The first beds in our veggie garden!

  After a large amount of hard work, from both Abi and Chris, the veggie garden is a reality! Chris spent yesterday morning finishing off our first 2 beds, so I could start planting. And just as well! The one thing that I have learnt from the exercise so far is that egg cartons do […]

Seedsaving: Butternut and gem squash

So with all the gardening we have been doing, I decided to try some seed saving as well. Now the ones that I have drying in my kitchen after the weekend are most likely hybrid seeds, as I got them from a supermarket. Think I should research some farmers markets in the area to get […]