A Vegetable Gardener's Year: By 'dirty Nails' of the by Dirty Nails Dirty Nails

By Dirty Nails Dirty Nails

This publication is for vegetable gardeners and nature-lovers all over the place. it's a 'grow your personal' guide, a recipe publication, and a shop of attention-grabbing observations approximately typical background within the backyard. the writer writes a deeply own account of the altering yr in response to his first-hand event and a true affection for his matters and locality. traveling week-by-week during the vegetable and fruit growing to be calendar, this mixture of useful recommendation, humour and data on and round the plot satisfies armchair gardeners and full-on nature lovers alike. proposal scary, inspiring - sometimes demanding - this can be a e-book that may be taken to mattress as an end-of-day muse; or get dogeared and soiled as an important reduction to cultivating and cooking home-grown meals.

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Plant out Feltham First Early peas planted in early April. 45 A V E G E T A B L E G A R D E N E R ’S Y E A R April Veg on the Menu Leaves and greens Onion tribe Lovage Purple sprouting broccoli White sprouting broccoli Garlic (store) Leek Onion (store) Roots, tubers & stems Edible flowers Jerusalem artichoke Radishes Salsify Salads Corn salad Winter purslane 46 M In the Garden Earthing Up Spuds Both First and Second Early spuds are up and showing, which pleases Dirty Nails. He grows his spuds in trenches with the excavated soil thrown up in ridges running adjacent.

47 A V E G E T A B L E G A R D E N E R ’S Y E A R RTY NAILS’ JOUR I D NA OM R L F TESS’S STORY T ess comes from East Dorset. As a tiny fox cub, she was found on a pig farm near Hurn. She lay, abandoned and lost, on a farm track. The farmer who found her at first mistook the little fox for a dead rat and carried on his duties. It was only later, when the farmer saw her move as he was passing, that she was taken in by this sympathetic soul. Tess was initially raised in the farmhouse with cats, and they all rubbed along well.

All sides were left feeling wronged and got-at, misunderstood and very angry. We have a good community down here. No association or hierarchy, just a collection of bods who tend their plots in different ways and for various reasons. Food is obvious but other things are available to allotmenteers be they fresh air, escape, exercise, peace and solace, or whatever. Some of us work like our bellies depend on it, although thankfully in this time and place they don’t. Others like to take a more leisurely and relaxed stroll through the seasons.

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