Latest posts by Dovefromabove

Kale ...........cavolo

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 10:41

When a cabbage is ready to harvest depends on several things - the type of cabbage and growing conditions.  You can harvest them when they've got a good firm heart - as you didn't plant them until October they may well not be ready for a good while.  I sow my brassicas in the early spring and have them planted in the garden by the summer. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 10:37

Back from the farm shop with the cockerel ... just a chocolate marquise to make now and that's it. 

But first I need a coffee ........

We've got two robins taking turns on the feeders - not sure if it's a pair or parent and one of last year's offspring ... there were a lot of them in the summer ... there's another one using the garden opposite.  We watched bluetits popping in and out of the nestbox in the garden opposite the other morning ... is spring on it's way?

Kale ...........cavolo

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 09:11

Kale is slow growing and comes to the fore in the 'Hungry Gap' when sprouts and cabbages etc have finished and before the broad beans and summer veg are ready.

Make sure you protect it from the pigeons ... they'll home in on it from miles away when there's nothing much else about.


Posted: 23/12/2016 at 08:05

Have a lovely birthday MuddleUp 

strange vegetables/fruit

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 08:02

Physalis has a citrusy flavour - delicious. 

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 23/12/2016 at 07:16

Good morning you early birds  G'day Pat 

LilyP I hope your daughter and family are settled comfortably at home now and that for all of you up north, that Barbara's visit is brief and not too memorable. 

OH left home to go back to Turkey Hell ten minutes ago. I'd better make myself a coffee ...

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 22:40

 Sweet dreams folks ...

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 14:50

Another batch of sausage rolls made - most of the first batch disappeared somewhere 

Avocado Tree

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 11:19

I used to leave the top third peeping up through the top of the compost, but recently I've had avocados growing in our compost heap and in flower beds here in Norfolk, from spreading the compost as mulch, and they seem quite happy to be buried so I don't think they're too fussy about that.

Hello Forkers December

Posted: 22/12/2016 at 11:14

No Xmas music in the farm shop ....... no music at all ......... other than OH whistling

I've just been up there to pick up sprout stalks, carrots, potatoes, apples, cream etc. 

I'll collect the cockerel tomorrow and OH will bring the bread home on Saturday ... that's everything

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