Tag Archives: Harvest

Wordless Wednesday – Apple Time

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Six-On-Saturday: Storing up treasures

13-10-2018 Today’s morning dogwalk encompassed sunshine, blustery winds, fallen trees, a couple of rain showers and a lovely double rainbow. Straddling the seasons as it were. It was also very warm, 26.5 deg C by lunchtime if my car is … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – Achochas: Echoes of the Incas

Sources: Book – The Lost Crops of the Incas: Little-Known Plants of the Andes with Promise for Worldwide Cultivation Seeds – 3 different Achocha varieties are available from The Real Seed Catalogue  

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Wordless Wednesday – Wimpole Pumpkins

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In a Vase on Monday – Beans

I’ve been picking drying beans for the last few days and shucking them to store as they get nice and crunchy. It’s a therapeutic task for a while, but then gets tedious, so I do them in batches. I love … Continue reading

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I’ve grown courgettes … marrows

We’ve been away and I am sure that I am not alone in that the first thing that I do on returning is to run around house making sure that all the indoor plants have survived, giving any drooping specimens … Continue reading

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Will you go a-wassailing?

Do you want to ‘wake up’ some apple trees, so that you get a brilliant crop this year? Then you need to go a-wassailing and tonight is the night to do it. Twelfth Night, the evening of 5th January, is … Continue reading

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The satisfaction of winnowing the seed from the chaff

Winnowing : – To free seed of chaff by fanning with wind or a forced current of air. I like the thought that I’ve been winnowing. It feels a very earthy and ancient activity and as a bonus I am … Continue reading

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Quince – Paradisal fruit within our reach

Imagine the Garden of Hesperides. Imagine eating one of the mythical golden apples that grant immortality. Then picture a quince. It’s possible they were one and the same (the ancient roman agricultural writer Columella speculated that they were). So there … Continue reading

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Beanz Meanz …… a winter of hearty stews, casseroles and chilli

This year’s bean crop has been of mixed success. Some of the varieties I tried stopped growing at two leaves (e.g. Cherokee Trail of Tears and Cobra). I thought that something might have eaten them and I waited for side … Continue reading

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