Hi ho hi ho its off to Brum we go!!!

Off to see my Nan and Grandad this morning for a few days, cannot wait haven’t seen them since Christmas 2012.

The poly tunnel has an area of around 20 foot ready for planting.  To go in the poly tunnel we have tomatoes, aubergines, several types of chillies, cucumbers & gherkins (new one for us).  We plan to grow all year round now and I am even allowed a nursery bed for my flowers!!! We have tried sweet potatoes before but without that much success so they are something to definitely try again.

Growing on the plot we have elephant garlic (purchased from the Garlic Farm about three years ago, we just keep saving two bulbs and planting them on, it is amazing stuff, the flowers heads are yummy if they start to go to seed.  It has a mild taste in comparison to normal garlic…..beware it really really makes you stink!) shallots, onions, blackcurrants, blueberries, raspberries, gooseberries, rhubarb, asparagus, parsnips, carrots, beetroot & lots of broad beans (my fav).

Ready to be planted we have squashes, kale, cauliflower, cabbage.  Ready soon:  Sweetcorn, quinoa, amaranth & leeks. Quinoa is an excellent crop to grow no pests apart from the father-in-law who thought it was a weed called Fat Hen and promptly pulled a lot of it out whilst we were on holiday last year!!!! We got a few pounds out of say 20 plants, it has to be winnowed and threshed.  We originally got it from Real Seeds but we have been saving the seed and it grows well.  Yellow chillies are excellent from this company and this year we got some Oca to try.

All the spuds are being grown at home this year…no space.







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