Tag: gardening

June 11, 2011

Was planning to play board games today, but something cropped up and I had to stay in to wait for someone to call. However, it meant that I did manage to spend about 6 hours in the garden today, and it is looking a lot…

June 9, 2011
June 8, 2011

As I said earlier, I planned to hook my little-used netbook up to the Arduino. One reason for this was that I felt I hadn’t progressed as far with playing with the kit as I had plannned; spending the day in front of a desk…

May 7, 2011

My first free weekend since I got back up on my feet again, and I had planned to use it to get the garden straight. And now it is raining, and looks to carry on like that for the rest of the day (and possibly…

May 3, 2011
December 22, 2010

I had prepared a brisket for smoking, over the past few days. This was using a recipe given to me by a friend, first brined for 2 days, then dried and a rub applied for 12 hours before cooking. The interesting thing is that the…

November 22, 2010

With the various things I have going on around my home at the moment, you’d think the last thing I needed was a new project. I’d be mad to consider taking on something else? However, my garden has really been getting me down. For various…

June 30, 2010

A couple of years ago, I planted a thornless blackberry and two raspberry canes. I didn’t expect anything from the the first year, but last year I was hoping for some fruit, but was mostly disappointed. This year, one of my raspberries is heaving with…

June 22, 2010

Following on from last weekend, I spent some time in the garden on Sunday, finally getting two of my raised beds planted up. I now have some mixed salad leaves, red onions, spring onions, and a couple of courgette plants on the way. Not nearly…

June 12, 2010

As my car is currently iffy, I decided not to go to my board-game group’s Second Saturday session, and spend the day in the garden instead. I actually was going to spend most of yesterday in the garden, but my first job was a quick…

January 19, 2010

My poor garden! I let it go somewhat last year, and I haven’t spent much time out there over the winter. Looking at it today, I realised I need to spend a few days out there, raking the dead stuff up, and generally getting it…

August 8, 2009

Another brief trip home, and was pleased to see that the garden – while terribly overgrown (a problem for another day) is still producing veg. I picked another box of sugar snap peas (now too fat to be used as sugar snap, really, but fine…