Get growing Breightmet: when the crops come in

ready for the pan.

for teatime later on.

A arrived in Breightmet shortly after eight this morning, potted on some more beans, tidied up the yarden, had a quick brew then walked down to Martins to see how his garden was doing, despite working full time Martins garden has really come on and is giving him regular produce. Today he cropped some of his new potatoes and had around a dozen white onions drying out in his greenhouse almost ready for the table. Here is a short video I made of Martins Garden. Before leaving Martins garden I noticed some carrot tops popping up in one of his beds, Martin pulled them up and bingo! some fresh locally grown carrots for tea. He also gave me a large amount of spinach that I took up to the UCAN centre to give out to local residents who attend the centre, it didn’t take long to give the spinach away, most of it was gone within half an hour of me dropping it off.

One of the UCAN team with some of Martins Spinach

One of the UCAN team with some of Martins Spinach

just a shame that the nearest place that fresh spinach can purchased is well over a mile away, and this is a built up urban area.

Sauces for courses

In the afternoon another of our growers whom I bumped into on the street summoned me to her garden and gave me a huge amount of mint that almost filled a carrier bag, I pondered what to do or make with it for a moment then settled for mint sauce, easy to make with basic ingredients and loved by many.

the pan gradually being filled with chopped mint

the pan gradually being filled with chopped mint

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve

Advertisements
This entry was posted in practical permaculture and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s