Allow rocket to bolt, go to seed and dry out. Then you can harvest the pods and save the seeds for next season

‘Standing in a slight breeze, pouring seeds from one bowl to another while the chaff blows away, I feel connected to an ancient line of gardeners, all over the planet.

Saving Seeds : Cos Lettuce

‘Standing in a slight breeze, pouring seeds from one bowl to another while the chaff blows away, I feel connected to an ancient line of gardeners, all over the planet.

Saving seeds : Packaging

‘Standing in a slight breeze, pouring seeds from one bowl to another while the chaff blows away, I feel connected to an ancient line of gardeners, all over the planet.

My attempts at companion planting...

My attempts at companion planting.

One aubergine plant will bare many fruits. Don't be like me and plant 10 plants... You might never want to eat aubergine again :)

One aubergine plant will bare many fruits. Don't be like me and plant 10 plants. You might never want to eat aubergine again :)

We call these guys koringkrieke. They can destroy a whole garden in a matter of days, if left unchecked. At first i tried to keep them at bay with my garlic spray but they got used to it. Instead of trying to kill them myself, I allow the chickens to do the honours. Problem (semi) solved.

We call these guys koringkrieke. They can destroy a whole garden in a matter of days, if left unchecked. At first i tried to keep them at bay with my garlic spray but they got used to it. Instead of trying to kill them myself, I allow the chickens to do the honours. Problem (semi) solved.

The ladybirds seem to enjoy the flowering coriander, while snacking on the tons of aphids sucking the life from my poor broccoli :(

We are overjoyed that the summer rains seem to have finally come. My vegetable garden is no.

Swiss chard doing well in the heat

Swiss chard doing well in the heat


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