Tag Archives: potager

vegetables are boring

– or at least not interesting enough to keep posting photos of them on a regular basis. The subject of kitchen gardens and sustainable small-scale agriculture, however, is endlessly fascinating. We have just emerged from an intense two week Plein … Continue reading

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cooking compost and cicadas

If it seems that compost occupies my thoughts to a greater extent than say . . . yours – it’s because I’m looking after 10 bins at present. Five are our own, three are in our new shared kitchen-garden at … Continue reading

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marking time with compost

We’re waiting on Charles and his tractor to plough le grand potager at Sue’s. I’ve boxes and trays of plantlings that need to go in – watermelons and pumpkins, peas and beans, and 25 sweet corn. But with her L-shaped … Continue reading

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A new big garden – and a new small blog

It’s been a month since the last post, and a lot has happened. A lot of rain has also fallen, making this one of the coolest and wettest springs on record. Our potager is nearly filled now : 3 variétés … Continue reading

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Two scythes in one day

The story doesn’t end there with just a sickle – not while I’m all fired-up about scimitar-shaped blades and steam-bent snathes. And don’t yet actually possess one. Since we are habitually skint (broke, penniless – but in debt to no-one, … Continue reading

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