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A Planting Extravaganza

I’ve just realised that we’ve spent the past few weekends revelling in the extended period of dry, warm and, (mostly) sunny weather and I haven’t recorded any of our labours. Rather than trying to remember everything we’ve done I’m going to cheat by going through all the cards and seed packets to see what we’ve sown/planted so far this year – it’s quite an impressive list! Continue reading A Planting Extravaganza

Alas, our brussel sprouts can’t be deemed a success!

And so when people are out buying beautiful trees of sprouts ready for their Christmas dinners – I find this at the bottom of our garden!!!

brussel sprouts

Along with our broccoli, which grew really well but had such a small head we waited for it to get bigger – it didn’t, it flowered, most beautifully I might add – but the space used for such a small broccoli head means we won’t be trying that again next year (maybe a different, more researched variety though…).

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Broccoli, Brussels & Borage – Weds 11th June

A gorgeous warm, sunny day here in the Pentlands – it’s days like this that really make me appreciate just how lucky I am to work at home from our garden shed!

my office in the garden
my office in the garden

After the weekend’s prep we had another planter to fill so in went spinach, mizuna and spring onions. I also planted my broccoli and brussel sprout seedlings. Continue reading Broccoli, Brussels & Borage – Weds 11th June