farmland No 1 – roundabouts

we could grow garlic in the middle of a roundabout


Principe borghese and graceberries

The garden has been a bit of a failure, but I take comfort in the fact that it was an experimental year to see what could be grown. One thing I wanted to try and grow is tomatoes, preferably outdoor tomatoes. I bought two varieties, Roma and Principe Borghese. The Roma fell by the wayside long ago but the six Pricipe Borghese are still hanging in there and over the last few weeks tomatoes have been forming.Hopefully they’ll make it.

The plan is to try and make some jars of sun-dried tomatoes, which should be a right laugh what with the sun taking its annual trip overseas – but we’re still on course

Meanwhile in the wild patch over the fence blackberries are ripening and there seems to be a lot of them this year hanging over the fence, ready for the taking. Think I’ll take them in small batches as they appear and freezeĀ  for the winter months.

Thats the sweetest type of food in my opinion, the ‘free from natureĀ  without any work from you’ type of food.