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Cloncaw's Journal

Cloncaw's Journal

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Kitchen garden time.

18 August 2009 22:40:43
Kitchen Garden

Kitchen Garden

Managed to get a short time in the kitchen garden, went to dig some potatoes and then decided to cut back all the stems as they were still being affected by blight, Potatoes dug, red scallions and a few small white turnips, prepared the veg for dinner tonight. The early afternoon was spent weeding planting some carrots and also sowed up some swedes, lifted the onions and set them under cover from the sporadic rain. Used a mini tunnel (bought in Lidl last year impulse buy gathering dust) over the swedes seeds sown, hubby not very keen on the white turnips although he did eat them tonight when served carmelised in butter, black pepper and sugar with a few scallions added to the pan, served with duck fillets marinaded with maple and pepper. I had been given a hamper of Silverhill duck products by children I had helped in the Pony Club and they had gone to the freezer but tonights dinner was delicious. New potatoes from the garden also were included in the menu.Thinned out the carrots so baby carrots are on the menu to-morrow Any suggestions what I can plant in the raised bed 1.2mX5m that I have lifted all the potatoes from, my kids or hubby aren't real veg eaters but I do.

Am still trying to get a bed made for the raspberries and gooseberries and some other fruits along with if I can swing it a small tunnel, also trying to get a lean to glasshouse into the plan so as I can have tomatoes and salads close to the house. Also trying to convince Johnny chickens are a must have to keep feeding the ideas to him.

 


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milkchurns milkchurns 18 August 2009 23:27:04

hi cloncaw. you can plant any veg from the BRASSICAS family, broccoli-cabbage,brussels sprouts,cauliflower-kale kohi rabi-radish,swede-turnips .as for johnny and the poultry you should take him to a poultry show.there is a rare breed show coming up in armagh on they 5th of sept.if your want i can get you more details.


Mairin Mairin 18 August 2009 23:37:19

Your kitchen garden has come on in leaps and bounds since I saw the last photo of it.


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