homesteading

November in my No Dig Garden

It has been a busy time since my last blog post and how the garden has changed! The weather has been typically British, from unseasonably warm to icy cold (for Somerset) and back again. Mornings are misty, deciduous trees almost entirely without leaves now and anything frost tender has died. The polytunnel has frozen a …

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How to make nasturtium salt & other nasturtium recipes

In my garden a bright jungle of colourful nasturtiums are rejoicing in the surprisingly warm sunshine-y October weather. ¬†After a summer of taking their prolific spiciness for granted, I’m keen to preserve what I can before the weather turns colder….

On this harvest moon…

At this time of year, gathering food to store from my garden and allotment in the warm, golden light of the afternoons (weather permitting!!), I always think how for our ancestors this must have been a time of celebration, busy-ness and uncertainty – so much to harvest, prepare and preserve!