Tag Archives: Chinese artichoke

Using diverse crops to ensure a yield (2)

If my garden is not resilient it is nothing; and as the summer moves on this is becoming ever more apparent.  The garden may be small, but for the area it occupies it is productive and I hope to improve … Continue reading

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Making light work of it!

Around this time of year everything in the garden starts to grow so fast you can nearly watch it moving upwards.  Everything green is surging towards the light and much of what grows fastest are things that gardeners traditionally do … Continue reading

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Collecting as much food as I can from the garden (3)

This is an update on how I am doing with my resolve to collect as much food from the garden as possible (see the previous two posts at http://annisveggies.wordpress.com/2011/12/09/collecting-as-much-food-as-i-can-from-the-garden/ and http://annisveggies.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/collecting-as-much-food-as-i-can-from-the-garden-2/). So far this year I have been able to … Continue reading

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Cooking from the garden – roasted perennial (and other) root veggies

A large part of the value and purpose of my experiments with perennial vegetables is to make the most of my garden by producing food that is easy to grow, lasts year after year – and very importantly – tastes … Continue reading

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Birdsong, January sunshine and bright green leaves

Well the sunshine may have been short lived (now turned to drizzle) but the birds are still in good voice outside.  I have just spent a very enjoyable hour in the garden planting out Jerusalem artichokes and Chinese artichokes (no … Continue reading

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We have had an unusually dry summer

This is the driest summer in these parts (Shropshire) for years and for the first time I have had to resort to watering the polyculture patches.  Since I began growing perennial veggies they have only been watered to help young plants establish, after … Continue reading

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Summer time………….

At this time of year annual vegetables are at their peak but the warm, dry weather does not suit some of the perennials so well.  I have removed all the eggs I can see from the kales, (there have not been too … Continue reading

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