Monday, 21 October 2013
The reason for my absence!!! I had a baby at the end of August, and have since managed only to pull a few veg out of the ground, and order a few fruit trees for our (hopefully getting soon) allotment...
Will update more as soon as I am not dealing with sick, poo, wee, colic, and breastfeeding.
Friday, 13 September 2013
I have always been fascinated by the weather. But then, living in the British Isles, we Brits and Irish are probably the most weather-obsessed people on the planet... My youngest brother was also pretty into meteorological things and I'm pretty sure he either got, or wanted one of these little electronic weather stations you can put in your house:
Friday, 6 September 2013
Over the last few weeks, we've mostly looked at hardware technology for the garden. This week, we look at what kind of software is available to help you plan and track your growing plants.
Friday, 30 August 2013
This is one of the coolest things I've ever seen in a gardening catalogue. The Irrigatia really impresses me and I quite want one for when I get my allotment, which in theory is imment. Compared to last week's and a fortnight ago's devices, this one seems like it actually really worth getting, especially if you live in a dry area. It's basically a little box of solar cells which is connected to a pump. You just pop it into your water butt or tank, and install the solar box on the wall. The manufacturer states that it will water every three hours, or as necessary. So, if it's really sunny, it'll water more often.
It comes with several drippers than can be spread out across your garden or allotment, and there is also a model that gives you longer pipes and even more drippers, if you've got a large area to look after.
It's under £100, looks like it's pretty easy to install, and is free to run thanks to the solar power! What more could you ask for?
Thursday, 29 August 2013
Every week, I get a vegetable and fruit delivery from Riverford. It is one of the highlights of my week, purely because it's like a surprise gift - you never quite know what you're going to get inside. They do tell you in advance on their website, but sometimes there are last minute changes. So, I look forward to the delivery and always enjoy coming up with some kind of creative first meal from the contents.
So I am going to make a soup. It'll be a vegetarian or vegan soup with as many of the veg that Riverford sent me as I can possibly fit into the pot. Super healthy and delicious! Here is what I made: