2015 (written 6 August 2015):
It took a real effort of will to go to the garden on Monday but I’m really glad I did. I spent some time sitting under my tree and listening to the birds and then got to work …
You’d never believe that this is a bed of brassicas, would you? But if you look closely they’re still hanging in there. I started clearing the mare’s tails on Monday. I didn’t get much done but have liberated a few cabbages:
It’s just possible that I might get a crop from them but I don’t hold out much hope especially as these are spring cabbages which were attacked by the bunnies earlier in the year.
I was very excited about my harvested fruit and veg:
I have some excellent garlic and have learned that it’s best to harvest them when the leaves are golden rather than working to the calendar. These are much better than those I harvested around midsummer with big, fat, properly-formed cloves. They’re making their way into the freezer now.
The raspberries were delicious and well worth the nettle stings I gathered with them!