Category: Loraine Birchall (O)
I'm planning the garden, well the front garden anyway. Sadly the rear garden was excavated two weeks ago to make way for a driveway for my car. Parking here is along the lines of 'first in, best dressed' and occasionally like wacky races.
Having gone through the food lists for GT2 Gatherer and GT4 Explorer I've been trying to find either common superfoods, beneficials and a little patch of veggies we both like and could eat on BTD but are black dot for either one of us on GTD.
My master list at the moment includes kale (lovely stuff but will slow down my weight loss), broccoli (same again ....), carrots (hmmmm there's a theme here ...), kohlrabi, courgettes, celariac, spring greens (collards to some of you), shallots, spinach, celery and a variety of fresh herbs.
Finding space to grow everything I want to is going to be a challenge, my last home having had a massive garden, a vegetable plot and a large polytunnel . I do miss it.
It'll be good to save on a few food miles, eat fresh home grown food and to know it isn't coated with nasty chemicals. And my better half will smile at all the money we've saved, he does love a bargain!
The fruit bushes are in pots at the rear of the house, on our 'patio' (a rather icky bit of concrete) and are doing well despite frequent frosts. Although, I think the tayberry has bitten the dust :-(.
The gooseberries won't fruit this year, hopefully next, but we should get a small crop of raspberries, blackcurrants and redcurrants. I'll have to root through the recipebase and the forum threads for a suitable Gatherer/Explorer crumble topping.
I'm off outside now to put down some of that lovely lining fabric to keep the weeds away, cover most of it with gravel and set down the lines for himself to build the raised beds for planting. I'm making the most of the sunshine.
Have a great day.