Celeriac

Celeriac - a variety of celery, Apium graveolens rapaceum, with a large turnip-like root, used as a vegetable. I like to grow a new vegetable each year and as I am rather partial to both celeriac and celery they were near the top of the list last year. I had attempted to grow celeriac in… Continue reading Celeriac

Vegetable Garden

The potatoes are in sacks under the bench in the shed, the garlic neatly platted and hanging above, soon to be joined by the onions which are drying in the polytunnel. There are boxes and boxes of jam and chutney and both freezers are full to bursting point. Autumn has definitely arrived, complete with the… Continue reading Vegetable Garden

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