The potager shed

The potager shed

Hi.

Welcome to my blog. This is just my personal garden and food diary. I’m a flexitarian, vegetarian at home, but more flexible when with friends. I’m trying to grow our own food so we leave a lighter footprint on this precious planet.

Over the past six years I have been transforming a one acre former vineyard on a steep hill into a garden. There are distinct areas; an 80m2 vegetable garden, a small orchard, a pond and a sunken path flanked by two long mixed borders.

We are in a small hamlet near Faugères in the Occitanie (formerly Languedoc) region of France. Our soil is rocky schist. Summer temperatures can reach 40℃ and in winter sink as low as -10℃. Water comes rarely but is diluvial when it does.

Lizzie

June is busting out all over.

June is busting out all over.

The sun is here, finally, after an unseasonably cold start to the month. On the plus side I haven’t had to water for quite a while, however , the weeds have taken real advantage, so strimming and mowing is a fortnightly event. It takes all day to do it properly but at least I have an audiobook for company. Earbuds work well inside a helmet with ear defenders.

This week I’ve been listening to:



Agretti, salsola soda, liscari sativa or barba di frate....

Agretti, salsola soda, liscari sativa or barba di frate....

Carrot & Camembert tart with luscious peas & roasted sweet potatoes

Carrot & Camembert tart with luscious peas & roasted sweet potatoes