Brown and crispy round the edges

This is not a description of my garden not my home-made biscuits. So I am going to whisper this we've hardly had any rain for almost 3 months. I'm not sure what constitutes a drought, but my garden and the surrounding machair are parched. Now I know people on the big island have a surfeit… Continue reading Brown and crispy round the edges

Undercover Harvest

We now have over 16 hours of daylight and there is no lack of sunshine, but with the northerly winds the temperature barely rises above 12°C even on calm days. Even with this lovely weather the vegetables beds are still empty and forlorn. The main crop potatoes were planted at the end of April as… Continue reading Undercover Harvest

Gardening Dilemmas 2

The Time and Space Conundrum I am sure that it is possible to devise a mathematical formula to resolve my problem,  however just thinking about it makes me want to lie down in a darkened room. So this post is about juggling and not mathematics. At 57°N the growing season is very short and relatively… Continue reading Gardening Dilemmas 2