New Greenhouse, Soup and Sunflowers at Common Growth

The ‘first’ day of spring brought lots of people to Common Growth. As well as 8 of our regulars, we welcomed 8 new people to the garden. /We finally finished the greenhouse! So we immediately got underway with our seed planting – starting with like 120 sunflowers for the ‘1000 Sunflowers in New Cross’ project. We also planted some potatoes and wild flowers, dug over compost, and managed some weeding. Then it was time for Souper Sunday! This time it was my turn (Anniek) to cook and I served beetroot and jerusalem artichoke soup with home made bread. Yum!

Let’s hope the sun is now ‘back’ to help the seedlings germinate and our plants recover from the harsh winter.

The garden is open from around 2-5pm each Sunday. Hope to see you there.

PS. There are still some places for the free gardening workshops at Common Growth – email commongrowthuk@gmail.com to book a place.

Get sowing and growing    Saturday 13 April 10:30am – 12:30pm

Growing fruit in containers   Saturday 2o April 10:30am – 12:30pm

Pond Planting   Saturday 11 May 10:30am – 12:30pm

http://growwild.org.uk/food-growing-workshops-for-all/

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Confit of Garlic a la the Food Mixer recipe from the Hill Station

I’d like to share with you that I made the Confit of Garlic from the recipe in the Food Mixer in an attempt to inspire more of you to give it a go too! As guest editor of this edition, I thought I should at least give it a go myself. Although a little time consuming it was very easy.

The peeling of 20 garlic heads took me a while (I did twice the quantities), and then all I did was put it in the oven with lots of olive oil,  slow roasted tomatoes, fresh thyme, rosemary, sage and black pepper corns. I have to leave it to sit for at least a week now, but if it tastes as good as it smelled I’m in for a treat. Thanks to the Hill Station for sharing the recipe!

Anniek

 

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