Hello and welcome! If you are an allotment newbie, you've just picked up the keys to your first allotment garden and you're wondering where to begin - stick around. In this blog I share my top 5 tips for allotment beginners. I've had an allotment since 2014 and I've learned many skills 'by trowel and [...]
Five points of focus for my 2019 allotment energies!
One autumn crop I love planting and which I would never willingly be without is garlic. It's embarrassingly easy to grow, takes very little time to plant out, doesn't require much attention and provides the basis for the following year's worth of culinary delights - all for a very modest investment. One thing to note [...]
There's nothing quite like the distinctive peppery taste of nasturtium leaves. It's a fantastically generous plant; as well as growing like a wild weed and self-seeding readily, the flowers are edible, the seed pods are edible, and the leaves are edible. It's the leaves I'll be using today, and if you've never tried eating them, [...]
And so it's goodbye to summer. Goodbye to long days, bumper harvests, warm breezes and light evenings. Today marks the autumnal equinox and the beginning of my favourite season. Cosy knits and blankets, hot chocolate and rosy noses. Crisp mornings, cool air, crunchy leaves! It's time now to put the garden to sleep for the [...]