The Month That Was: January 2012
Barrowfulls of Seaweed to Use as Manure.
As this point I should apologise to my mum for claiming I went out bagging up seaweed in a previous post. She pulled me up on this. ‘See, you’ve been getting seaweed?’ she said with a knowing smile.
Although it was my idea, I didn’t get the seaweed. That was a sort of fib. Mum’s been out collecting. In the rain. Sorry, mum.
Beautiful Horse Manure
A new resource of proper rotted horse manure for the other half of the plot. I did get this all myself. The manure is stunning. No steam, no smell. I could almost eat the stuff. And it was free.
‘Don’t try and reverse with the box trailer on, its really difficult,’ dad said when I borrowed his car to get my manure.
I am very, very fortunate to have a brilliantly patient and composed dad. Sorry, dad.
Mibuna Salad Leaves
My best winter veg this year.
Butternut Squash Muffins
Using up my stored squashes: Jamie Oliver’s squash muffins. Delicious, thoroughly recommend. No butter either, so not entirely unhealthy.
We’re in the Money!
And finally, I reckon the allotment committee has come in to some money. Properly professionally made sign. We’re going up in the world. I’ll miss the cardboard one with the scribbly writing though.