|Beinn Hiant 8.00am St. Davids Day|
The only crop that I'm self-sufficient in is garlic, it grows well here and the bulbs keep until the summer if they are strung up in a dry corner of the porch roof. Homegrown garlic is also the best quality, better flavour than the Chinese imports in the supermarkets and its so easy to grow even in pots if you have limited space.
|Too many salads, May 2010|
Its the day for planting a few early potatoes in plastic containers in the tunnel, main crop tatties take up too much ground but earlies are a real treat in June.
One other essential that I'm self-sufficient in is hen, goat and duck shit. When the stuff is incorporated into the compost bin it speeds up composting. The result is a long lasting soil improver that retains moisture, provides all of the plant nutrients and its cheap.