Tuesday, July 31, 2007


Not sure which is best - the visual delight of a mature artichoke flower, or the unique texture and flavour of an unopened one.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007


Stayed out late last night, digging spuds and harvesting onions. A proper summer evening for once.
Skimmed a lot of weed from the pond - no sign of the frogs, but I'm fairly sure they're in there somewhere.
Planted some rocket, using seeds from last year's crop - it can't do any worse than the seed which I bought & sowed last month.
Late peas are just coming up but they seem to have been attacked by weevils or summat, like the first lot.
Sowed some late carrots where some of the potatoes had been.

Monday, July 02, 2007


Into the gooseberries now - huge green gobstoppers, 100 to the kilo. Came home with several kilos for jam, stewing, pies and fool ! Well, my version anyway, with lots of cream. More raspberries, even bigger redcurrants, a few blackcurrants, potatoes and rhubarb. Makes up for the disappointing spinach and rocket crop. Got some more peas coming up, but the beans are slow.