Hello and welcome to The Compost Bin. I'm Compostwoman and I live with my family in rural Herefordshire. We have nearly four acres of garden and woodland, all managed organically and to Permaculture principles, which we share with Chickens, Cats and assorted wildlife. We also grow a lot of our own food, run courses in all sorts of things and make a lot of compost!

I am a Master Composter and have spent more than a decade as a volunteer Community Compost adviser with Garden Organic and my local Council.
I'm a self employed Environmental Educator so I run workshops and events where I talk about compost, veg growing, chicken keeping, cooking, preserving and sustainable living. I also run crafts workshops and Forest School/outdoor play sessions in our wood.

We try to live a more self sufficient lifestyle here, as best we can, while still having a comfortable life and lots of fun.

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Wednesday 30 August 2023

Yet more produce from the garden

I went outside to check on Fleck the broody Serama hen and give her some fresh food and water.

I then spent 5 mins in the veg garden and Orchard

This is what I picked. 

And the peppers and tomatoes which are from an earlier 5 min trip into the polytunnel.

8 lb of Tom Putt apples, 6 lbs of Beth pears, 6 lbs of Victoria plums, 3lbs of Runner beans (Lady Di) 3 lbs of Climbing French beans (Blue Lake)
8 lbs of Courgettes (Black Beauty, Yellow Zuccini and Nice du Rond)
4 lbs of Red Peppers (Sweet California) and 5 lbs of assorted coloured Tomatoes.

I need to make freezer Soup/Chutney/Jam to clear out the freezers of last year's produce, so we can have room to start to process this year's produce.

And get the Dehydrator out of the loft! 

1 comment:

  1. We've had a good year for everything too, although a late frost put paid to all the plums.


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