Escape to the Country

Four seeds in a hole, an old countryside saying! “One for the mouse, One for the crow, One to rot, and one to grow”

Occasionally we are allowed out…not in huge numbers but in small distancing groups.

How lovely for a few of us to visit the Antrobus Community Kitchen Garden…a project set up in 2011, on a secret location in Reed Lane Antrobus, which is run by a small number of very dedicated volunteers.

This year’s seeds had to be sown in isolation on window ledges and kitchen tables… they eventually got to their planting positions, and are growing to perfection. It’s amazing how plants like the rain more than humans!

Visiting this garden proved to be a real treat, especially the scrumping of raspberries and tayberries.  Have you ever seen a red cauliflower or walking onions? Peas, broad and runner beans, lettuce, tomatoes butternut squash, courgettes, flower- arrangers artichokes, along with strawberries and numerous other fruits, and vegetables, all asking to be picked, cooked and eaten.

OH….and what can we make with these juicy green grapes?

Thank you to Jackie for giving us her time and sharing her enthusiasm for one of her super hobbies.

Raised beds, are now on my list of “must do jobs” for my husband, he wont let me out of lock down again.

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