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Full of beans

After mentioning yesterday the beans I had been drying in the airing cupboard, it seemed a good time to shell them in preparation for eating. In one sense, I was disappointed by the volume of food the dried beans produced … Continue reading

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Stepping into winter mode

On the way home from my parents’, we at last paid a visit to Sherwood Forest, which included a walk to the Major Oak, purportedly to be about a thousand years old. This was not however the highlight of my … Continue reading

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Concern for the beans

When we had all that rain last month, the slugs had a field day with my French beans. However, they clung to life and now have resolutely developed more leaves. Others that I sowed next to them have also started … Continue reading

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With a hardened heart…

I pulled a load of poppies earlier today. Every year, I say I am going to stop the poppies from dominating the landscape and plant some beans instead. Then I let one of my favourite flowers have its way. Until … Continue reading

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Spraying the beans

It decided to be another hot day yesterday but fortunately we were mostly working in the cool of the forest garden at Old Sleningford Farm. Towards the end of the day, we did some weeding in the raised beds area, … Continue reading

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A bean pod

Every year, I vow that I will water more than I did the last year. It doesn’t happen. Except this year. I might still not be watering enough – there comes a point where the cost of watering outweighs the … Continue reading

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Beans and more beans

Yesterday, the beans I had sown directly in the ground started coming through. Yay! Honestly, it’s been quite cold at night, so this comes as something of a surprise. But if they are coming through, then the beans I sowed … Continue reading

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Seed Cooperative purchases

Last year, I saw an advertisement for the Seed Cooperative, which sells organic seeds, and decided this is where I would buy mine this year. The company’s policies tick lots of boxes for me: supporting other small organisations which work … Continue reading

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