Food in the Midwinter Garden

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It’s surprising just how much food is growing in the gardens of Bealtaine at this time of year, the time of scarcity…but far from it! There’s the makings of a decent salad, with Fennel, Japanese salads like Mizuna and others as well as a lovely edible garnish in the form of Pansy flowers. In other […]

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Permaculture Sunday…Apples, Sweetcorn and more seedlings

More logs wait to be carted around to the barn and stacked ready for the cold winter days ahead! Valerian grown from seed continues to flower and will do all summer and into the autumn all the time that the seedheads are removed… Something else grown from seed here at Bealtaine…this gorgeous Poppy this morning […]

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Just Before Bed…Bealtaine Cottage, West of Ireland

Plums beginning to weigh down the tree. One of the plum trees got silver leaf last year and was cut back hard, so this heavy harvest is welcome. Flower-less colour by the compost heaps. The beautiful Sage in flower in the tunnel. My big drive this year is focused on seed saving, hence the amount […]

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