We’ve been a bit quiet on the blog for a few months, firstly because it’s winter and there’s not much to report from the garden, but secondly because we’ve been rather busy bringing our latest… More
We’ve involved our 1 year old, Henry, in the garden as much as possible from a very early age, and now that he’s standing we can do much more with him around the raised beds than ever before!
We always grow our potatoes in buckets, and when it came to harvesting our first main crops, it was only natural that Henry should lead the way!
This meant we could explore the whole farm that was literally on our doorstep; fantastic for Henry as he loves seeing animals, especially chickens, and great news for me as I was able to explore the farm’s polytunnels and growing fields! It was like vegetable garden heaven!
I’m a sucker for visiting a stately home if they’ve got a working kitchen garden within the grounds!
I loved West Dean Walled Kitchen Garden and Clumber Park is quite close to home (although I don’t visit it as often as I’d like to) so during our recent holiday in Dorset, Forde Abbey was definitely on the list of things to do!
Just a quick post with a few photos from the garden today!
The baby slept for a whole hour in his pushchair then happily sat and watched us while we finished our jobs – he loves being outside!
Got lots of planting and weeding done, the raised beds are starting to fill up!
We love asparagus and eat quite a lot of it, but let’s be honest – the season is very short and asparagus is best served fresh from the garden, so when we buy it from the supermarket we know it’s not at its best, and it’s probably been flown in from some far-flung location!
So when we designed our vegetable garden it made sense to dedicate one of the raised beds to asparagus, so we could cut it and eat it within minutes, enjoying this delicacy at its finest!
It’s been a glorious weekend in our part of the UK and we’ve made the most of it by catching up on jobs in the garden!
We did lots of tidying and planting; seedlings that we’d started in the greenhouse were desperate for potting on or planting out!