Saturday, 30 August 2014

Celeriac & Clamping

Someone advised that the best way to keep potatoes over the next few months was to make a "clamp". Dig a hole, layer of straw, lay on the spuds, top with straw and cover with soil. I'm a bit anxious as to whether this will keep them or not so wait and see.

While I was doing that hubs strimmed the grass and the new plot. Hard work!

I picked a celeriac! Im so pleased. Not as big a root as those in the shops but I'm thrilled as theyre not easy to grow apparently!

Friday, 22 August 2014

Back from Holiday....

After three weeks holiday the plots gone beserk! The Butternut squash are trailing into surrounding beds and loads of squash coming. Courgettes are now being left to get ginormous! The turnips, kohl rhabi and spinach have really grown making it difficult to thin out. Lots of raspberries too. Picked a couple of bowlfuls today plus dug up a few spuds, rhubarb and spring onions. Plenty of nettles and weeds too so dug those up for the bonfire heap!