Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Homegrown Peanuts

 I planted a small patch of peanuts over the summer and harvested them a couple of weeks back. I got the plants at a local greenhouse. I wanted to share as it was so much fun and easy to do on a small scale, they do well in loose soil and you pretty much plant and leave them until they start to die back then pull them up! I was a little too eager and roasted them the first day and they were so so, after a message with a local farmer I learnt you really need to let them dry out first. 

But if you have space they are a fun item to add to your late summer/ fall garden, I might plant some in the school garden next year.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Fig and Mixed Green Salad

This is a simple salad, using figs from my garden and salad greens and tomatoes from my farm. My little fig tree that is about 5 years old, produced weeks of amazing figs and saved us money buying them. If you live in a region that gets colder winters its good to plant a fig tree close to your house so it gets a little micro climate. 


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