Yearly Archives: 2011

Octobers third box

In the veg box this week… all quantities minimum – 1kg potatoes – 1kg carrots – 250g tomatoes – 1 green pepper – 3 red chillis and 1 very hot orange one – 700g bunch of beetroot with leaves – … Continue reading

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October’s second veg box

– 3 or more courgettes – 1 butternut squash – 1kg potatoes – small fennel bulb – 3 chillis (not shown) – 350g tomatoes – 1 pepper (red or green) – 180g Swiss chard – 500g carrots – 1 sunflower

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What I did on my holidays….

On the final day of our first week long holiday in two years I spent a day on a course at Charles Dowding‘s holding in Somerset. Charles is author of many fine books on no-dig gardening and his garden is … Continue reading

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Goldfinches add some charm to the Oak Tree

A charm of goldfinches seems to have taken up residence near the main building, often twittering in the tree behind. They are drawn to the sunflower seeds next to the polytunnel and often spend some time on them after the … Continue reading

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October’s first veg box

– 1 spaghetti squash – 2 courgettes – 700g carrots – 250g Swiss chard -200g tomatoes – 1 butternut squash – 3 chillis (not shown) – a couple or three sunflowers

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Got Squash?

Yep, we have a fair amount – it’s been harvested to get ahead of any frosts, hard as that is to imagine in this last week of balmy weather. The cold frames are doing a handy service looking after this … Continue reading

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Harvesting potatoes at the Oak Tree

We have a new attachment for the tractor, a potato lifter to get the potatoes to the surface where they can be bagged ready for storage. Harvesting the potatoes was great teamwork – Frans found this fine toad which we … Continue reading

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Harvest at The Oak Tree

Here’ s Chris harvesting our Crown Prince squash today: Crown Prince is a really tasty variety of squash that stores very well indeed.    

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September’s third box

This week’s box contains…. – 8 sweetcorn cobs – 3 chillis – green pepper – small cucumber – 700g carrots 1 kg Kerr’s pink potatoes – 3 courgettes – 200g tomatoes – butternut squash – lettuce heart – 3 sunflowers … Continue reading

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September’s second box

This week’s boxes contain: – 1kg Kerr’s Pink potatoes – 700g carrots – 100g spinach – 200g tomatoes – a baby cucumber – a lettuce heart – a red pepper – eight sweetcorn cobs – at least eight courgettes

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