In June 2016, total sales of beetroot in the UK topped £54 Million. Sales of Sainsbury bunched fresh beetroot were up 25% on the previous year. Industry experts touted the rise in popularity as a… More
For the first time since I began growing my own, I’ve kept the promise to myself to have patience when sowing the first seeds. Continue reading “Diary update: Sowing the right seeds”
Some of the most influential people in society have kept a journal.
Whether it was a component in their success is difficult to say, but they saw the need to keep a journal as an important exercise in their lives. Continue reading “5 reasons to keep an allotment garden journal”
There’s a fantastic number of allotment, kitchen garden and grow your own bloggers out there. I read as many as I can for inspiration, advice and to find out what everyone is getting up to.
Here are a few of my favourite articles and blog posts from February. Continue reading “10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: February”
After a relaxed start to the day (I stayed in my PJs until noon!), it was time to visit the allotment. I was surprised how spring-like it was outside. Continue reading “Diary update: Ready for Spring”
One of the most rewarding tasks you can do when you start an allotment garden is create an area for making compost.
Richard: I would love if everyone took on an allotment garden and I’ll continue trying to inspire others to do just this. Continue reading “No plot? No problem – Growing your own in a small space.”
The experience on the allotment this winter has been very different compared to last year.
The weather has been relatively kind which has helped, but what’s paid off is the work I carried out on the allotment following the waterlogging 12 months ago.