Book Review: The Almanac – A seasonal guide to 2019

If there is one thing I’ve learned from my allotment life other than the trials and tribulations of growing veg, it is the intricacy of the broader surroundings in which I exist. Continue reading “Book Review: The Almanac – A seasonal guide to 2019”

Book Review: The City Grower

I’m passionate about allotment gardens.

Sharpen Your Spades is a blog that allows me to share my own allotment journey and I hope helps inspire as many people as possible to take up one of these wonderful community growing spaces and reap the benefits they provide. Continue reading “Book Review: The City Grower”

SowHow: A modern guide to grow-your-own veg

The shelves in my dining room are lined with an ever expanding collection of books on the topic of allotments and kitchen gardening.

If I flick through the pages of these books, there is a noticeable similarity in content and style. Continue reading “SowHow: A modern guide to grow-your-own veg”

Book Review: Grow Your Own Veg

In 2007, Carol Klein presented a 6 part series on the BBC – Grow your own veg.

The series came along at the right time for me. I’d started dabbling with growing some edibles such as tomatoes and chillies in a plastic greenhouse and when this programme all about growing your own vegetables aired on the TV, I was hooked.

Continue reading “Book Review: Grow Your Own Veg”