Egg

I have always hated pigeons because of what they eat in the vegetable garden. We had one in the fruit cage on the weekend which I could not get out so gave up. On Sunday morning she was gone but a pile of feathers was left. Today I found her egg. I will have it for lunch tomorrow!

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Beans

It is a great feeling to have all the broad beans pick and in the freezer now. I think it is a job best done all in one go. Christopher use to do the same and I can see why, it does not drag on this way. I remember doing the same job for Christopher many years ago when Perry was the vegetable gardener.

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Courgette

It does feel like we are in the middle of summer when the courgettes start. As a gardener seasons are important to me and the vegetables that I am going to eat in these seasons.

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Tomatoes

It feels great to have put the first tie on the tomatoes. Maybe later than in other years but not sure that winter went on so long the past few years. We will just have to see what sort of summer we get and how well they do. The plants are strong!

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Fruit cage

We have finally got to the fruit cage. I have waited till dear Thomas came back, it is an area that should not be taken on without a friend. I do have to say Thomas has done a lot more up there but we had the dogs helping also.

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Wheat

Wheat is not something that I have through about growing in the past but a friend  of Thomas’s sent me seed last winter. We planted it and I am really getting excited by its development. Maybe this summer I will be making bread from my own flour. I should probably point out that I have no idea what I am doing!

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Peas

The peas have started to set seed which is always something we look forward to! The pea that I am most interested in tasting is P. ‘Golden podded’. This is new to me. I got the seed while in Australia from The Diggers Club.

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