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Feb 16th, 2014

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Polytunnel and Greenhouse

We have a large polytunnel and green house behind the house – a legacy of the previous owners who had a flower growing business here.  They are both about 14′ wide by 17′ long – so a pretty substantial size and I am hoping to be able to create some good crops. The idea is […]

Jan 10th, 2014

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Seed buying

We went to the Garden Centre the other day and selected a load of different seeds (a mix of vegetables, herbs, flowers and fruit).  It is amazing to think what we will be able to be eating in six months time for such a small financial investment – assuming of course that I am able […]

Jan 5th, 2014

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Preserved Lemons

I made preserved lemons today for the first time with all the lemons left over from Christmas.  Basically you sterilize a large jar, and then slice as many spare lemons as you have vertically into six to eight pieces each.  Put a layer of salt into the jar and then put in the lemons a […]

Oct 24th, 2013

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In which we arrive on the Banks of the Donich

Well, we have arrived at last. Not a series of events I want to ever go through again, but I suppose it illustrates some of the complications you can get when you aren’t buying a little box in a row of other boxes. As a refresher for anyone who hasn’t been reading this up to […]

Aug 20th, 2013

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In which we decide to bid farewell to Suburbia

I said that we lived in a boring suburban house; well finally we have decided to move to somewhere not boring at all.  Basically the company has been going pretty successfully for over two years now – and as 95% of what we do is remote testing, we are now going to do that from […]