Zombie plants: Back from the dead!

Amazingly, some of the pineberries that I planted in my hanging bag are coming back to life. Better still, they’re actually starting to fruit! It’s important to cover the plants with straw or glass over the winter to protect them, as they’re rather fragile and delicate. I failed to do so, being occupied with the GarlicBaby, but they’ve somehow still pulled through! Incredible plants, I’m very impressed (and eager for them to mature!). Spurred on by this, I checked out the rest of the garden and was amazed to see that both the “Jenny” kiwi plant that got completely gobbled up by caterpillars and the rhubarb I completely forgot that I had planted have both come back to life too. God I love spring…

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We farm a three acre smallholding in Hampshire, England, having fled London in pursuit of the good life for our little family. We mess about with an assorted menagerie and try to be as self-sufficient as possible in meat and fruit and vegetables whilst enjoying our plot and an outdoors lifestyle with our son. I am the luckiest person that I know.

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