So, the title should be changed – I will no longer live vicariously but live naturally (or whatever is the opposite to vicarious). My friend said that she will enquire about sharing the allotment together so that we can both have equal access (at the moment there is only one key). There is apparently one … Continue reading Living vicariously: Part two
My friend just received notification that she had come to the top of the queue for an allotment space. She has been waiting for three years but is unable to be too excited as when she tells people some answer they have been waiting up to twelve years. They wanted someone who will actually work … Continue reading Living vicariously!
Here are a few updates from projects I have been cultivating (pun intended) These are the sweet potato slips (Update! Experiments in (sweet) potato) growing under lights in the office. They are growing along quite slowly which I think is fine as it is cold outside and they will only be planted out when it … Continue reading Updates and a weird pumpkin
Today I planted some Tiger Nuts – they go by many different names but that is the name I bought them under. They are known as yellow sedge grass (or earth almond; chufa; nut sedge; or nut grass) and there is some debate as to whether the cultivated type is the same is the ‘worst … Continue reading Tiger Nuts
As quickly as I updated my experiment in peanuts; this update has gone as slowly as it could in comparison. I will admit that being patient is not one of my many virtues; I could often be caught digging up seeds sown a week ago to see if there are any signs of germination. If … Continue reading Update! Experiments in (sweet) potato
Last weekend was my first Six on Saturday (a trend started by The Propagator); inspired by the weather I wrote about indoor gardening and the things that were growing under sunlamps. Yesterday, I thought that the yearning for warm weather was over but today as I look out the window at the snow falling I … Continue reading Six on Saturday: tiny fruit
I decided to follow suit and post a Six on Saturday as inspired by The Mindful Gardener and also the creator The Propagator. Seems like the same things are sprouting such as rhubarb and peony so I can’t post them again. As we have had such a grey start to March compared to this time last year … Continue reading Six on Saturday: indoors