Friday, 13 October 2017

My Hotbin composter.

Back in spring I bought myself a Hotbin, which is a super-posh composting bin, that takes all cooked food waste, as well as gardening waste, and cooks it up into compost really quickly.

My Hotbin composter.  A review of my Hotbin composter by UK garden and eco blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #hotbin #composter #hotbincomposter #gardening #ukgardener #permaculturegarden #ukpermaculturegarden

I emptied it for the first time a couple of weeks ago, and I thought it would be a good time to share how I've been finding it.  Spoiler alert, I love it!  

It's clean, not-smelly, compact, gets really hot and steam comes out of it - what's not to like! 

Filling the Hotbin composter.

There's a set up process with the Hotbin, you fill it with twigs at the bottom, then either add a lot of waste to get it heating up fast, or add little bits of waste as you have it (both these methods are described on the Hotbin website).

Once you've done that first step you continue to add a mix of waste to the Hotbin regularly.  I find my compost stays hotter if I add waste every other day, but sometimes I go a week between topping it up if I'm busy or the weather's bad, and it still works good.

My Hotbin composter.  A review of my Hotbin composter by UK garden and eco blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #hotbin #composter #hotbincomposter #gardening #ukgardener #permaculturegarden #ukpermaculturegarden

The mix of waste you need to put in the hot bin is as follows,

Food waste - raw and cooked food waste is fine
Garden waste - chopped into smallish pieces so it breaks down quicker
Shredded paper - a handful or two of shredded or ripped paper or card - I find shredded paper works best and I shred it with a pair of those special shredding scissors with 5 sets of blades.
Bulking agent - a couple of handfuls of bulking agent - Hotbin supply partially composted wood chippings, but you can make your own and I often cut up some twigs to use instead.  

My Hotbin composter.  A review of my Hotbin composter by UK garden and eco blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #hotbin #composter #hotbincomposter #gardening #ukgardener #permaculturegarden #ukpermaculturegarden

Use half the volume of shredded paper to waste, and another fifth of bulking agent to get the mixture right.  I like to mix everything up in a trug before popping it in the Hotbin, then I tip it in and mix it with the top layer of compost.

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Emptying the Hotbin Composter.

I put off emptying my Hotbin for ages, because I thought it might be tricky, and because I was worried if it hadn't have worked I'd have wasted a lot of money!  But I shouldn't have worried it was fine. 

Once I'd opened the bottom hatch I started digging the compost out.  Eventually the top, unfinished layer of compost collapsed down, but it happened slowly enough that I was able to shove a trug in place and catch it.  

Emptying the Hotbin was a surprisingly un-smelly and quick job, it took about 45 minutes to empty including spreading the compost.  I've spent entire days emptying compost bins before, so I was really happy with this!  I got about 4 small trugs full of compost out too which was more than sufficient to spread by my fruit trees.

The finished compost.

The finished compost is dark brown, it smells good (am I the only one who smells their compost to see if it's ready?!), and it's also really, really sticky.  This is normal apparently, due to the large amount of humic matter in the compost

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It was easy to spread, although a bit clumpy, but I'm sure my garden worms will work on that over the winter and by spring my garden beds will be lovely.

My most favourite thing about my Hotbin composter.

I just love that it comes with two thermometers (one on the lid and one on a probe to poke inside) and that steam comes out of it.  It's so satisfying to see it working! 

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My Hotbin composter.  A review of my Hotbin composter by UK garden and eco blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #hotbin #composter #hotbincomposter #gardening #ukgardener #permaculturegarden #ukpermaculturegarden

Don't forget to check out my other gardening blog posts


Disclaimer - I received a teeny little discount on my Hotbin in return for the promise of reviewing it.  I was going to buy one anyway, and as always all opinions are my own.  I've also borrowed a graphic from the Hotbin website - I hope they don't mind and it 100% belongs to them. 



 

Friday, 6 October 2017

What I ate in a day, a day of yummy vegan food.

This is what I ate in a day, it was my day off work, with just a few errands to run and a bit of gardening to do, but mostly just chilling out at home.


Breakfast was a yummy mix of potatoes, chickpeas and onion, fried til crispy with some paprika and garlic and a splodge of ketchup.


My breakfast was super filling, so for lunch I had some home-grown salad leaves, with a few crackers, a stick of vegan cheese and a BBQ Graze box.


Followed by an apple and home grown raspberries - they're so sweet this year!


Joe made this tea.  Home-made tomato sauce, wholemeal spaghetti and sausages-pretending-to-be-meatballs.  If you cut up Linda McCartney sausages and fry them in a little paprika they make excellent quick pretend-meatballs for pasta dishes.


This vegan ice cream is supposed to be in the shape of a lion, but I think it's more like a cute little sheep!  It's not quite chocolatey enough so I like to dip it into dark chocolate chips too!

Don't forget to check out my other vegan blog posts for more vegan meal inspiration! 


 
 

Sunday, 1 October 2017

My homegrown harvest, September 2017.

I've eaten so many raspberries this month that I've started craving them.  I'm going to be sad when raspberry season is over! 

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I have about 8 raspberry canes and they've provided more than enough for me and Joe to scoff at least a handful each every other day.

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I planted a sprouty potato in a pot super late in the season.  The plant died so I tipped the pot out and harvested these 3 nice red potatoes.  They were so yummy!

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Mini sweetcorn is one of my favourite things to grow.  It's Always over packaged and imported when you buy it in shops, so I grow it myself and have a couple of delicious stir fries every year!

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This is my first home grown apple.  As you can see I wasn't the first to get to it!  I suspect Mr Squirrel and I am not happy with him!

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I finally got some salad on the go, I've learned my lesson about being organised with successional sowing for next year.

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How are your gardens?  Are you harvesting anything exciting?

 
 

Friday, 29 September 2017

Diary of a suburban edible garden, September 2017.

This month, most of my gardening time has been taken up with de-lawing.  I no longer have a (weedy, patchy, lumpy, bumpy, weirdly small) lawn!

We sheet mulched it, which involved digging the edges of the lawn up, laying card and newspaper over the lawn, then topping with a thick layer of bark chippings.  Bonus feature - the garden currently smells like a pine forest!

Diary of a suburban edible garden, September 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #permaculturegarden #ukpermaculture #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #sheetmulching #raisedbeds

We also removed the stones that edged the narrow border between the lawn and the fence, which is why there's a pile of stones in the middle of the path now!

Here's what it looked like before.

Diary of a suburban edible garden, September 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #permaculturegarden #ukpermaculture #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #sheetmulching #raisedbeds

I'm much happier now.  And once we've got the hard landscaping sorted (path, patio, shed + stompy builders stomping all over the garden) I'll plant up the ex-lawn and have lots more lovely plants and trees.

You can see I also bark-chipped over the ex-weedy patch at the bottom of the garden, as I'm probably not going to get round to planting it all this year, and the chips will prevent weeds and soil erosion, and rot down into the soil and make it nice. 

Diary of a suburban edible garden, September 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #permaculturegarden #ukpermaculture #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #sheetmulching #raisedbeds

The bin's there because it's waiting to be planted up with a thornless blackberry plant I was given for my birthday.  I figured it was the biggest, cheapest plastic free option for a large pot, that would also stop the roots escaping and spreading through the garden.  It also matches my steel raised beds. 

Diary of a suburban edible garden, September 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #permaculturegarden #ukpermaculture #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #sheetmulching #raisedbeds

This is my plant waiting area.  Every time I go out to garden it rains on me!  Waiting to be planted are a blackcurrant bush and the thornless blackberry - excellent birthday gifts from my father in law and his partner, it's not very often someone buys you exactly the things you were planning to buy yourself, with no prompting or clues, but this was one of those times.  There's also two hazel nut trees, an almond tree and a discovery apple tree that I bought with some birthday money I was given.  

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This is my other plant waiting area.  There are lots of herbs waiting to be planted, including a curry plant that smells amazing and Siberian perennial onions.  I have a tray of herbs I bought from Homebase in the sale for £2 to plant too.  The herbs and trees are from Victoriana Nursery, it's hard to buy plants without a car, but I think this is a good online option, they seem pretty eco-friendly and the plants are healthy barring the odd insect hitch-hiker.  

I bought these perennial cut and come again cauliflower from Victoriana Nursery too, which I'm pretty darn excited to plant! 

Diary of a suburban edible garden, September 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #permaculturegarden #ukpermaculture #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #sheetmulching #raisedbeds

My back garden raised beds are doing good.  I was worried I wasn't going to get any beans from my lazy housewife beans, but they're coming along now.  I had two cabbages that suffered from being eaten by cabbage white caterpillars.  I've tried to live peaceably with my caterpillar chums, because butterflies are struggling so much, so I just left them to much away happily.  I like the thought that the caterpillars have eaten their fill, and now one of the cabbages is making a comeback, so I'll get to eat my fill too.

Diary of a suburban edible garden, September 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #permaculturegarden #ukpermaculture #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #sheetmulching #raisedbeds

Diary of a suburban edible garden, September 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #permaculturegarden #ukpermaculture #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #sheetmulching #raisedbeds

Diary of a suburban edible garden, September 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #permaculturegarden #ukpermaculture #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #sheetmulching #raisedbeds

There's lots of yummy salad growing too, and some beans and sweetcorn that I'm doubtful will make beans and sweetcorn before we have frosts - but you never know! 

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This bit of the garden is really pretty right now, all the flowers seem to be putting on a final flourish before winter.  I'm planning on planting my new almond tree at the back of this patch by the fence, and I have a smoke bush on order I want to plant along here too.  There are lots of plants to move if the weather is Ever un-rainy.

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This cute little calendula has been my favourite flower this year.  It's smaller and yellower than all the others and has flowered all summer long, I'll be saving seed from it.

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I shall leave you with this beetle friend.  Isn't he cute!  I'm so pleased there are beetles in the garden - they eat slugs don't you know! 

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 How's your garden this month? 

 
 

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Photo an hour, September 2017.

Saturday the 26th was August's photo an hour day, here are my photos.
 
Photo an hour in organised by Jane and Louisa, anyone can join in and post their hourly photos on social media throughout the day tagging them #photoanhour.  Why don't you join in next time?
 
8am - Tidying away my autumnal potato prints from last night's Rainbows/Brownies (safe to say I came home covered in paint!).  I'd been up since 7 waiting for a delivery, but stayed cosy in bed until the delivery man called to say he was on his way. 
 

9am - The delivery arrived!  It's my new chair for in the dining room, unfortunately I've completely failed at clearing a space for it, and Joe's doing some DIY in the kitchen so it had to go in the middle of the floor.  

 
10am - I had plans to plant things in the garden.


11am - I was planning on moving and doing stuff, but then this film came on that I've already seen a zillion times and I got sucked into watching it again. 


12pm - My nice husband made potatoes and suggested we watch Gardener's World while we ate them.


1pm - Bit of garden pottering, these raspberries have been so good this year.


2pm - I was still crocheting this on last months photo an hour day too!


4pm - After a couple of hours of furniture moving I finally got the chair into it's corner, and the kitchen looking a bit tidier! 


5pm - Time for a rest - alternating between playing Words with Friends against my mum, reading the paper and eating home grown raspberries. 


8pm - I wasn't going to bother taking any more photos, as I was just being cosy, reading, crocheting and watching TV for the rest of the night, but then I noticed RON SWANSON in an episode of the Gilmore Girls and couldn't keep it to myself! 


11pm - Bed and book, goodnight! 


Did you take part this time?  How was your day?


 
 

Friday, 22 September 2017

What I've been reading.

I've been spoiled with excellent library books lately, here's what I've been reading,

 What I've been reading.  Book reviews from UK book blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com Lost for words - Stephanie Butland, The Secret Island - Enid Blyton, The Power - Naomi Alderman, Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine - Gail Honeyman. #bookblogger #ukbookblogger #bookreviews #ukblogger

Lost for words - Stephanie Butland
It's so rare that I open a book and love it from the first page, but this is one of those books.  I love Loveday and the way she talks to us, and her observations of working with people and books (all too true to a library person such as I).  I wanted to live in this world.  Such a beautiful book and not too cheesy despite the title and the main character being called Loveday.

What I've been reading.  Book reviews from UK book blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com Lost for words - Stephanie Butland, The Secret Island - Enid Blyton, The Power - Naomi Alderman, Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine - Gail Honeyman. #bookblogger #ukbookblogger #bookreviews #ukblogger

The Secret Island - Enid Blyton
My favourite childhood book, I loved this and it inspired much thinking and planning about self sufficiency and gardening in little me.  I did enjoy re-reading it, but I've come to the conclusion that Jack is an insufferable ass and the gender roles are crap, but what can you expect from a book written in 1938.

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The Power - Naomi Alderman
Ooof this was a good book.  An electrifying power is awoken in all women, who then take over the traditional power roles usually held by men.  I spent the first half of this book like 'yeah, girl power' and the second half like no no no, this is baaaaaaad.  I found the premise of the book really interesting, and I'll probably re-read it at some point, but beware because there are really violent and graphic rape scenes.  
PS.  On Goodreads the best question and answer about this book is thus, Question 'What would happen if an author wrote a book about men having the power to electrocute to death women?', Answer 'It would be under the history category'. 

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Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine - Gail Honeyman
As I said, I've been spoilt lately with a run of excellent books.  Eleanor Oliphant lives a life of routine loneliness until she starts interacting with the world, and all her terrible secrets come out.  This book made me laugh and cry.

Other books I've been reading,

New Boy - Tracy Chevalier
weird retelling of Othello, based in a school in the 1970s, set in a day, which was very dramatic for the length of time it was set in!!

All that she can see - Carrie Hope Fletcher
The first half of this is cute but troubled girl can see people's sad emotions and tries to help them with magical baking, the second half is scary dystopian nightmare.  Don't think I'll read any more by Carrie Hope Fletcher.

Once and For all - Sarah Dessen
I seem to like every other book written by Sarah Dessen, and feel a bit meh about the others.  This was a meh one, but entertaining enough to keep me company on a day when I was off sick from work.  Can cynical and heartbroken wedding planner Louna find love again?

Freshers - Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison
Man, this book made me glad I'm well over my Freshers days.  But it perfectly sums up the weird, lonely antics of the first term of university.  

Bee and Puppycat - Natasha Allegri 
This is a cute graphic novel, I identify more with Puppycat than Bee, he's slightly grumpy! 

What have you been reading? 



 
 
 

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

My homegrown harvest, August 2017.

There's not been so much to harvest this month.  Which is ok, I'm still getting my timings right for successional planting and stuff.  I'm just happy to be eating homw grown food!

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I was super pleased with my first little bean harvest and I'll definitely grow more beans next year.  I made some rice and beans with my borlotto beans, I always think it's such a shame they don't stay stripey when they're cooked!

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I accidentally grew some beetroot!  I thought it was Swiss chard but no, on closer inspection they were beetroot and Joe's eaten them with his roast dinner as I don't like beetroot.  I've had a request to grow him some more so I've planted some more little clumps of seed to see if they'll grow over autumn and winter.

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We've had loads of raspberries towards the end of the month.  I'm picking a couple of handfuls of them every other day and there are loads and loads still to come, it's such a good year for raspberries.  Joe and I had to share this sweetcorn because it's the only one that's grown.  It was super yummy though!

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How are your gardens?  Are you harvesting anything exciting?





Sunday, 27 August 2017

Photo an hour, August 2017.

Saturday the 26th was August's photo an hour day, here are my photos.
Photo an hour in organised by Jane and Louisa, anyone can join in and post their hourly photos on social media throughout the day tagging them #photoanhour.  Why don't you join in next time?
 
1pm - Yep, I had a totally long lie in like a teenager.  This is what happens when I don't set an alarm!  Here is my brunch. 
 
 
2pm - Out to get some fruit and veg for the week.
 

3pm - I bought and carried home this lovely tall and slightly awkward plant.


4pm - Ice lolly break.


 5pm -I'm re-watching The Gilmore Girls again!

 
6pm - Sorting out my strawberry runners and hoping at least some of them will take, and grow in the very clay-y side garden.

 
7pm - I spotted this sticker on my evening walkies.


8pm - Hello Moon.


9pm - I'm making something.  And I'm surprised I can still remember how to crochet it's been so long! 


10pm - Mmmm clean sheets.


11pm - This book is sooo good! 



Did you take part this time?  How was your day?


 
 

Friday, 25 August 2017

Diary of a suburban edible garden, August 2017.

This month I've had a little visitor to my shed!  Ain't he cute!

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I finished planting up my new raised bed.  The first little plants to pop up were these borlotto beans, which I'm hoping to get a late harvest from. 

Diary of a suburban edible garden, August 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #garden #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #permaculturegarden #suburbanpermaculture

I've got mixed salad, sweetcorn (not sure these'll grow in time, but let's see!), some chinese greens that came from a reduced (9p) 'living salad' pack, botlotto beans, walking onions, rainbow chard, carrots and spring onion mix and society garlic in this new bed.  And lots of weeds too, you can tell this soil was dug out of the weedy patch of the garden, it's very nettle-y!

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Speaking of the weedy patch, it's all covered with cardboard now, and I'm going to plant some trees and shrubs there when I have pennies.  I think maybe hazelnuts.

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My other raised bed is still producing courgettes and I've had my first sweetcorn.  I'm waiting for the climbing beans to actually give me some beans!  There are a few flowers, but no beans yet!  I've thinned out the carrots and planted some walking onion sets I bought too.  I've been watering with my homemade stinky weed tea to keep this bed productive and healthy.

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I planted a potato in a big pot, I was a bit late with it, and I only planted one, but I hope I'll have at least a few potatoes soon!

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I'm quite pleased with this little part of the garden, because it's spreading and filling out all the gaps.  There are lots of foxgloves, teasles and waaay too many forget me nots in there waiting to flower next year.

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Here's the whole garden this month.  I'm really hoping I'm able to get a lift next month to buy some bark chippings (not easy to take home on the bus!!) so I can cover over the lawn, I can't wait to get rid of it!

Diary of a suburban edible garden, August 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #garden #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #permaculturegarden #suburbanpermaculture

The side garden is looking lovely too.  The fennel is beautiful, my tiny apple tree is so cute, and every raspberry cane is laden with so much fruit.


Diary of a suburban edible garden, August 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #garden #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #permaculturegarden #suburbanpermaculture

Diary of a suburban edible garden, August 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #garden #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #permaculturegarden #suburbanpermaculture

There are lots of lovely flowers in the garden now, and lots of garden visitors too, 

Diary of a suburban edible garden, August 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #garden #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #permaculturegarden #suburbanpermaculture

Diary of a suburban edible garden, August 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #garden #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #permaculturegarden #suburbanpermaculture

Diary of a suburban edible garden, August 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #garden #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #permaculturegarden #suburbanpermaculture

Diary of a suburban edible garden, August 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #garden #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #permaculturegarden #suburbanpermaculture

Diary of a suburban edible garden, August 2017. From UK garden blogger secondhandsusie.blogspot.com #garden #suburbangarden #ediblegarden #permaculturegarden #suburbanpermaculture

 How's your garden this month?