Halloween pumpkin waste is an annual missed opportunity

I wrote a version of this article in April of this year. A time when many of us who grow our own fruit and veg are sowing our pumpkin and squash seeds for the season ahead.

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Garlic: A mighty bulb, a colossal taste and you should definitely grow your own

There are a number of timely activities on the allotment that I enjoy, but planting out the new season garlic is probably my favourite gardening ritual of the year.

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Sowing Sweet Peas for early blooms, with Mr Fothergill’s

It took me 26 years to ‘find’ gardening, and when I did, it was because it fed my long-time passion for cooking. I discovered the incredible number of varieties of fruit and vegetables I could access from my very own garden simply by growing my own. Continue reading “Sowing Sweet Peas for early blooms, with Mr Fothergill’s”

How to grow basil: A beginners guide

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In the UK in 2014, sales of Basil (Pots, bunches, packs) exceeded 19 million. It’s one of the top ten selling herbs in the country. (Fruitnet.com). I think this is great as I would hope it means us Brits are cooking up some fantastic dishes at home! Continue reading “How to grow basil: A beginners guide”