Every year, there is a sudden moment in the latter part of September when I see and feel the definitive shift in the season and I know the autumn has arrived. This happened as I made my way home from work last week. Continue reading “Celebrating autumn – Squash soup”
I have a confession. I neglect the strawberries growing on our allotment.
I feel incredibly guilty about this, I really do. The strawberries know my guilt. They have heard me tell the neighbours who visit the plot. Continue reading “10 ways to eat strawberries – when you ask Twitter”
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”
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”
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.
It’s easy to underestimate the importance of our bees. These fuzzy buzzy insects are not just a pretty sight and sound in the summer, they are vital for much of how we live. Continue reading “Bee friendly gardening (infographic)”
This is an adapted recipe from Delia’s complete how to cook: Both a guide for beginners and a tried & tested recipe collection for life.
September in the allotment and kitchen garden is a wonderful time. A time to enjoy the harvests that are streaming in. Continue reading “9 Food & Drink Festivals to visit in September”