Red hot oil, weather and gardening

This week has been rather eventful but not always in a positive way. One night last week I was cooking pancakes at about 2am. Earlier that day I was speaking to my Mum about how the frying pan slips about when on the hob. I should have listened to my own warnings and advice as the pan fell onto the floor with red hot cooking oil which splashed all up my legs. Due to the hot weather we have been having in England I was only wearing shorts which meant the oil landed on bare skin. It didn’t hurt the moment it happened or even that night. The next day and the days following it really begun to hurt and if I knocked it even lightly it would cause the worst pain. I will not be using that hob in the future instead opting for one of the back ones instead.

With such good weather my garden is thriving and the last year of composting everything from apple cores to teabags. We also put our shredded documents which help maintain the moisture content thus improving the breakdown of everything we put in. The results speak for themselves. Here is a list of what I am growing:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes
  • Runner Beans
  • Carrots
  • Courgettes

I feel very strongly about saving the planet and thus despise using any synthetic fertiliser, slug killer and so on. The images I have added only go to show we have no need for any of these products, many of which are damaging to the planet. The only thing we use outside of compost mixed with soil is fish blood/bone and organic slug repellent. Believe it or not the cost of organic products is often cheaper than many of the synthetic alternatives. I hope you are all well and are having weather like we have been having in the UK

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