Monday, August 27, 2018

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Late pea

A late crop of peas has germinated well in the warm soil - the mice are probably otherwise engaged with plenty of sunflower seeds.

Friday, August 24, 2018

Thursday, August 23, 2018


Nothing sweeter than a beetroot, not even a windfall apple, autumn raspberry or corn on the cob. Yet people pickle them!?

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Short and sweet

The plum season's here. Blink and you'll miss it. In a couple of weeks they'll all be gone. The plop of ripe fruit falling to the ground serves as an audible reminder.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Monday, August 20, 2018

Hot pot

Unsurprisingly, basil's done very well in the hot weather this year. It seems to prefer living in pots rather than in the open ground.

Sunday, August 19, 2018


  Welcome glut of tomatoes. No signs of blight. Fresh passata daily.

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Never enough

You can never grow enough onions, but this crop isn't going to last long. They're not much bigger than they were when they started out.

Friday, August 17, 2018

In the net

I needed a bit of help, because a human put some netting in the way.

Daily greens

The dwarf kale's doing well in the spot where the early pea crop was.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Tassels turning

The tassels on the sweetcorn are turning brown as the cobs ripen and it's time to put some stout netting up as protection against birds and possibly badgers and rats.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Monday, August 13, 2018

Bone seed

    derived from the Greek osteon (bone) and Latin spermum (seed).

Friday, August 10, 2018

Hot pod

One of three types of chilli to emerge from a packet of Hot Caribbean Blend seeds. On their way to red.

Thursday, August 09, 2018

Fiery (f)red

          Test match cricket on the radio and gladioli in full bloom.

Sunday, August 05, 2018

Good pong

Later than usual, but the sweet peas are finally blooming, providing nasal delight, in contrast to the stench of a nearby comfrey brew.