At Home This Week:
I made two jars of Gooseberry And Chamomile Jam this week. It smells really good, and the little sample I kept back to taste was delicious... I can see it being used with cream in scones! There
is one more batch of Raspberry Jelly to cook...it is already "dripped"...a followed by Redcurrant Jelly. Lots of discussuin with my plot neigbour Jane about other ways to use Redcurrants.. quite like the ida of using them in focaccia.
Forgot to tell
you about the baby rabbits that sem to live in the hedgerow alongside the watermeadow, behind the last row of plots. They are very small and very cute, voracious munchers, and...small enough to dive straight through a wire fence with gaps about 6cm wide!!
If I hadn't seen it myself I wouldn't have thought it possible. Makes me look more carefull at the space under my gate for a start
I made good headway with the jobs list this week,a nd only have one thing left: weeding the Blueberry bed
- Weed the second Onion bed
- Take out the old Calabrese plants on #146 and barrow compost from bins for that bed
- Sowi Mooli and Turnips, leave space for Swede modules later, perhaps the following week
- Weed the bed
with PSB and other Brassicas in it
- Thin out the Pak Choi in the polytunnel and plant the thinnings in an adjoining space
- Sow Wallflowers in a tray of compost
- Move all the Brassica seedlings to the big coldframe in the polytunnels
- Weed the path area near the Wineberry
- Harvest the rest of the Redcurrants and Gooseberries
So another busy week then!
Hope things are going well for you and there are plenty of harvests to enjoy. See you next Monday!!