Loads to tell you this week!
The girls were keen to PYO so we went to Hawkswick Lodge Farm. Loads of raspberries and gooseberries – best that I’ve ever seen there. The strawberries were slightly green but ripened at home the next day. The raspberries were perfect. Not really sure what to do with redcurrants so I never pick them, but there were plenty of those too.
I’m writing about Radlett Farmers’ market for the paper next week so we went to visit. We bought delicious bread, Wobbly Bottom cheese (goats cheese with nettle!), quiches, lentil salad and veggies. Really easy weekend lunch. Good plants too!
We visited a Transition St Albans Open Food Garden on Sunday afternoon. It was amazing to see so many edible plants packed into June’s garden. It was no bigger than ours, but she had fruit, veg and herbs in huge raised beds and trained up fences. Such a warm welcome. June let the girls pick her broad beans and try them. Mixed response from 5 year old, but more success with the loganberries. Even the front garden was used. More about that in the paper soon, but I can show you a photo of June’s delicious blackcurrant cake. More open gardens in St Albans are planned. Dates are 16 July, 20 Aug and 18 Sep. Transitionstalbans.org for more details. The last one is a child-friendly garden so well worth seeing how they fit in veg, toys, bikes etc