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    • CommentAuthorowlman
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2020
     
    We grow Globe Artichokes and eat them fairly regularly in season. They are also quite decorative if you let a few go to seed and watch the thistle head develop.
    We also grow first and second early spuds, and this year we've experimented with bog standard supermarket ones as seed, rather than buying dedicated seed. They're due for harvesting any time now - fingers crossed.
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    Looks like I'm 'on trend' with my edible garden, at least with Treehugger:

    https://www.treehugger.com/edible-landscaping-plants-4859239

    Posted By: owlmanWe grow Globe Artichokes and eat them fairly regularly in season. They are also quite decorative if you let a few go to seed and watch the thistle head develop.
    We also grow first and second early spuds, and this year we've experimented with bog standard supermarket ones as seed, rather than buying dedicated seed. They're due for harvesting any time now - fingers crossed.

    They have globe artichokes in that treehugger article. I didn't realise how nice they looked when they flower. Thanks for mentioning them - a new addition to the garden next year! :)
      globae artichoke.jpg
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    Small update as I've somewhat ground to a halt with the various renovations. After such a big push in the winter and spring months I'm distinctly lacking in motivation over the summer.

    I have managed to sort out the woodshed so that it has racking for the logs (and kindling above) and also a separate space at the back of the woodshed for a new chest freezer that was supposed to store our allotment bounty but actually stores pizzas and such. We didn't have much of a harvest this year and tended to just eat stuff when it was ready. As we expand the allotment (and edible garden), I'm hopeful of filling both the freezer and pantry with our produce.

    There is also racking on the right hand side of the woodshed that receives sunlight through the woodshed planks and I have all the freshly cut timber from a downed tree donated by a neighbour and some branches that I cut from trees along the stream. Hopefully these will be dry enough to burn by this time next year. All the pallet wood leaning against the right side racking is going to be used as fencing along the next set of gabions I install on the streambank (January/February 2021's job!!).
      woodshed.jpg
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    I've also done a very slight amount of work with the external vent for the woodburner. I'm now using external air for my woodburner!

    I also cleaned the top part of the wall and plastered a parge coat on the bottom of the wall. The woodburner vent will be boxed in, together with a radiator. The whole lot will be surrounded with insulation (behind the radiator!) and covered with woodwool boards, lime plaster and a suitable radiator cover.
      woodburner vent.jpg
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    This is the cleaned up wall, now free of the 'dot and dab' plaster that held on the plasterboard. Also now free of any damp!

    I've pointed it with lime plaster and we will either fit some oak shelves with hidden brackets or just put some pictures up there. This wall is a party wall with the annex on the other side. All of the internal walls of the annex were internally insulated, so this wall essentially has EWI. The wall on the right of the photo is an external wall and I'll be removing the cement pointing and then putting some IWI insulation on there. I'm looking at 50mm Calsitherm climate boards (calcium silicate) as this is the ground floor and as we have an issue with drainage on the lane outside, I don't want to fit woodfibre. I will be fitting a french drain out there and doing remedial drainage work but that won't be a for a good while.
      feature wall.jpg
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