GROW YOUR OWN FOOD PROGRAMME –
PLANT FOR LIFE & YEARS OF BOUNTY
Why Perennial over Annuals why not both?
(Short Season Love) Annuals: Plants that flower and die in one season are annuals—although some drop seeds that grow new plants in the spring.
Annuals typically bloom all season until frost, so you get consistent colour and showy blooms. These plants can go in the ground any time, even in midsummer, to refresh your beds.
Annuals Selection all summer long
PLENTY OF Perennials
(Long Time Season Love) Perennials, on the other hand, come back for many seasons. While the top portion of a perennial dies back in winter, new growth appears the following spring from the same root system.
Most perennials have less flashy flowers and bloom for a shorter period of time, usually two to six weeks. Perennials do best when planted in spring, no later than six weeks before the ground freezes (about mid-November for most of the country).
Some annuals are perennials in warmer climates. And just to make life interesting, some plants take two seasons to flower; they’re called biennials which can be discussed in another eLearning program.
Blueberries and other berry bushes
Scarlet Runner Beans
There is a massive rethink about everything that we were used to doing and perhaps took for granted, but particularly in our attitude to food. More than ever we are seeking reassurance that what we buy is safe, healthy, and from a trusted source. As our focus has been heightened on all aspects of health and safety in our lives during the lockdown, home cooking has made a big comeback as it enables us to at least control our environment and the processes that we use. A surge in sales of cooking staples, meal kits and accompaniments, and the stockpiling of longer shelf-life products indicates that the return to our kitchens is likely to continue into the foreseeable futureFairy tale of the Country Mouse may have found a life in the big city, City.but could a couple of city mice create a life in the country or would they get eaten by a wild cat?
But the idea wouldn’t leave us alone, and as our viewing list of organic living documentaries grew, the thought of living the rest of our days as we were made us draw up a short must-have list
Food for thought egg reference
Did you Know if a chicken has red earlobes it will lay brown eggs; if white earlobes white eggs.
Good to eat or not to eat?
To check how old an egg is, put in in a bowl of water. Afresh egg will lie on the bottom a stale egg will float.
Hens do not require a rooster to lay eggs. For a small garden we would recommend getting only a few hens and not bothering with a rooster.
Should you decide that a rooster is a worthwhile decision be prepared for fertile eggs.
How to candle an egg: ( separation process chicken from egg )
learn which of their chicken's eggs are fertile and will hatch into baby chicks.
The candling process works by illuminating the interior of an egg so you are able to see what is inside the shell. clear interior good to consume however should there be red vein like markings this is the embryo for a little chicken.