I can’t believe it’s 26th June already and we’ve only had 2 or 3 sunny days in Yorkshire so far this month.
Today’s topic for #mymonthontheplot is fruit. There’s loads of strawberries and raspberries out there already so I thought “tomatoes”
I’m confused about what’s a fruit and what’s a vegetable. Apparently if the seed’s on the inside it’s a fruit and if they’re on the outside it’s a veggie.
So tomatoes are fruit and strawberries are veg. What does that make rhubarb? Veg apparently but I’ve no idea why.
I’m still confused. We need an @the_rhs expert to sort out this mess 🤣😊 These aren’t even my tomatoes - still need more ☀️ to ripen mine
#fruit #tomatoes #confused
"One man's trash is another man's gold."💰
Isn't that how the saying goes, well your kitchen scraps can be your goldmine. Just don't throw it away, turn it into compost.🔥
These gorgeous shiitake mushrooms are grown on compost pits 🍄. I took this picture when I visited the local farmers market to see what techniques the local farmers were using. 🚜
Mushrooms on compost pits is a winning combination. I have talked a lot about mushrooms and mycology on my podcast. Link is in the bio.🎙️❤️
If you want to know more about how you can turn your compost into a goldmine and which technique to use just drop down a comment. Restoring the earth, one backyard at a time! 🌱🌱
Who knew that nasturtiums were so beautiful?! 😧 Because I didn’t! The photo on the seed packet didn’t do them justice at all 🤣 I grew these as companion plants for my beans & peas but I think they’ll be a permanent fixture going forward 🌼⠀
15 hours ago
A little punnet of sunshine to brighten up this miserable, wet day! Cannot get enough of homegrown strawberries...I may have actually dipped these ones in melted dark chocolate 😍🍓
17 hours ago
#mymonthontheplot has set us the topic of “giant” for today’s posts
I didn’t want to show any giant weeds or giant slugs as both would be too depressing
So instead please have a peek at my giant cucumber - the first one I’ve harvested this year. This is a variety called Muchbiggerthani Tlooksicus (aka Socrates)
The picture is deceptive as I have hands that are at least three foot long 😂
#huge #cucumber #socrates
A great haul today! 👌
Unfortunately this is the last of our broad beans as the slugs are eating into the pods and causing them to rot before they are ready for us to pick. So I have pulled the lot, picked all the untouched pods and Mr H helped me shell them.
There's now half a bed free to sow with new seeds, although I haven't decided what yet. I might keep it free for the courgette plants I have ordered from @mrfothergills to replace the ones the slugs also ate. 😡
Wet, wet, wet in Catterick again today! But my baby #tomatoes are coming along nicely 😍🍅 These are growing at home in the greenhouse where they are protected from the elements! The outdoor toms are a little behind but will soon catch up! 👩🌾🍅🍅
The theme for today is “repurpose”in June’s #mymonthontheplot
My allotment greenhouse is a mish-mash of materials - some of the bricks are from the original base which is now over 60 years old, the glass is a mix of old panels and the walls are made of polycarbonate sheets supported by wood from an earlier greenhouse that blew away 🤣
If you look closely you will notice the ridge is two bits of old guttering
Pic 2 shows the bench inside which is made from the remains of the old allotment boundary fence
None of it is pretty but I think it’s pretty wonderful
Happy make do and mend
#repurposed #makedoandmend #wonderful
SEEDLINGS - Brussel sprouts. If these seedlings make it all the way to being big, strong, producing plants, I will be one happy gardener! I adore sprouts; that’s right 6 year old me, I said it. Adult Katy LOVES sprouts! 🌱
Preparing the smoker so we can take a peek inside the hive. 🐝
Throwback to the time I visited Melanie Kirby at her bee farm. She uses fresh grass on top of the dried grass to keep it from sparking and injuring the bees. Always take care of your bees and always be sure what you're doing isn't harmful to them.
I had a wonderful time as she showed me around her bee farm; she even showed me the queen bee (really cool, she caught it in her hand). Check out my previous post to see her bee farm and the bee hives.🔥🐝
She also shared her bee wisdom on bee breeding and the strategy behind it. Listen on my podcast, episode 41. Link is in the bio. (Check it out now!)🎙️❤️.
Follow @getinmygarden for more informative content on organic and sustainable farming.
This summer’s growing obsession - spaghetti squash! While summer, so far, has given us the big ‘ol middle finger (I’d kill for a solid week of sun with temps in the mid 70’s) and I haven’t been able to grow much, at least I’ve got these. #gardeningisrad #everyonecangrowtheirown #girlgardener