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Investigating options on the plot!

This year we’ve been very keen on increasing the produce from our allotment.

One key aspect of this has been to ensure that we can cook more complete meals. It gives us great satisfaction to do this.

Another part of the plan is to increase the uses of the plot.

I’m keen to find uses for some things that we have that we haven’t used before. It’s partly because some things are going very well and if we can benefit from successful crops then that’s great.

This year I particularly hope to find a way of using these things.

Lavender

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Borage

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Achocha

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Purple Kale

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If you have found great uses or recipes for any of these things then I would love to hear about them.

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14 comments on “Investigating options on the plot!

  1. lindaswildlifegarden
    July 31, 2014

    LOVELLY POST AS ALWAYS LIZ WITH LAVENDER YOU CAN COOK WITH IT MAKE LAVENDER BAG EVEN PUT IT IN YOR HOVER BAG WHEN YOU PUT A FRESH ONE ON AND IT FRESHENS YOUR CARPET KALE CRIPS,http://www.amcgardens.co.uk/achocha-recipe-we-grow-these-gardens-what-you-could-do-them http://thebestgardening.com/borage-borago-officinalis/HOPE THE LINKS HELP YOU OUT

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    • lizard100
      July 31, 2014

      That’s brilliant Linda. All great ideas. I like the Hoover bag one. I’m away just now but will be checking these when I get back. Thanks very much.

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  2. lindaswildlifegarden
    July 31, 2014

    Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    AWESOME UPDATE THANK YOU FOR SHARING

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  3. Joanna
    July 31, 2014

    Someone gave me some lavender sugar once, which I used to make biscuits with – maybe you could try something similar?

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    • lizard100
      July 31, 2014

      That’s a good idea. I’ll try that one too. Did it have a good flavour?

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      • Joanna
        July 31, 2014

        Yes, it was a little odd to start with (not used to lavender in my food!) but definitely worth trying.

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      • lizard100
        July 31, 2014

        Great thanks.

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  4. silverbells2012
    July 31, 2014

    Infusing oil (either for cooking or as a toiletry) – just pop dried lavender (for example) into the oil.

    The borage looks beautiful by the way. Not seen it before, so would now be interesting in growing some.

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    • lizard100
      July 31, 2014

      Good ideas. Thank you. Borage is great and the bees love it too!

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      • silverbells2012
        July 31, 2014

        Can you eat it?

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      • lizard100
        July 31, 2014

        The flowers taste of cucumber and can also be dried to make tea. And it’s self seeding so it comes back too.

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      • silverbells2012
        July 31, 2014

        Sounds good. Will try to find some seeds.

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  5. Rambling Woods
    August 1, 2014

    Now I know what plant I have…. Borage…thanks

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