It felt like the winter was never going to end this year. Snow seemed to be the default weather. But that hasn’t stopped Tom and Raul being busy in the garden.
On Tom’s new Christiana bike they picked up some of the waste produce from London Fields Brewery.
They then dug deep trenches in each of the beds and created a layer cake of hops and green manure to overwinter.
There’s still time to plant out seeds for successional crops such as lettuces, beans and chard in the plots on the right hand side when you walk in.
There’s still some kale and beetroot in the greenhouse ready to be planted out.
Continue to water regularly.
Weeding around plants.
Pinch out side shoots on tomatoes and bean plants.
Runner beans, courgettes, rhubarb are all ready to be picked as and when you see them.
The herbs in the pots are doing really well too.
Take cuttings if we want to propagate perennial herbs like Rosemary.
The beans on the back wall have spent and could be cut back. If we leave the roots in the ground they will pit nitrogen back into the soil.
Kale instead of the cabbage usually used in Japanese pancakes
some tree cabbage
Chopped up with grated courgette and freshly picked coriander
whisk in some eggs half a cup of flour, pinch of chilli flakes and grated cheese too.
cooked in a pan like a pancake, super tasty. follow the below link for a good recipe.