After a cold spring and slow start to the growing season the garden is finally producing a harvest of lettuce, radishes and an abundance of herbs. I’m eagerly awaiting plums and cherries from the dwarf fruit trees, tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, sugar snap peas, courgettes, beans, strawberries, gooseberries, blueberries, raspberries, chillies, crown prince squash, sprouting broccoli and cucumbers. The veg patch is being produced following principles of square foot gardening, designed for intensively producing food in small spaces – perfect for our urban location!
We also got some pets… to help with the garden and turn our kitchen waste into something tasty we got a wormery from www.wormcity.co.uk which I highly recommend. I now know more about worms than I ever needed to and they’re pretty fascinating creatures once you get to know them!
I’m also attempting to create a cutting garden from a giant trough 3m by 1.5m that my lovely Dad and Mr T built for me. More on that to come…
Katy-Marie Makes Business
Since forever I’ve wanted to run my own business, I love crafting and I love meeting with people and selling things. Well finally that is happening! Earlier in the year I sold a selection of my felt flowers through The Better Food Company, more recently I held an exhibition in their café of my framed quilled pictures and sold three with absolutely no marketing and also received my first commission. Now I have signed up for a number of markets around Bristol with the aim of becoming an established regular trader. Last week I even bought public and product liability insurance and feel very professional indeed. There is now a Katy-Marie Makes Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/katymariemakes) and a Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/katymariemakes) check them out!
Right, off to do some more gardening!