Hands up if you read magazines?
*Me! Me! Me!*
I subscribe to a number of gardening magazines and I enjoy reading them. They provide some great advice, tips and plenty of inspiration for my allotment garden and for the topics I write about on the blog. Continue reading “Allotment gardening and harvesting reality – #MyRealView”
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”
Scallions, green onions, spring onions and salad onions. Call them what you will, they are simply young onions harvested before the bulb has had the chance to swell.
Continue reading “Grow Spring Onions to overwinter”
When you take on an allotment or start a kitchen garden, the first thing you should do is create a compost pile.
Continue reading “Compost revisited”
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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. Continue reading “10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: June”
As far as I know, there are no stats for allotment based eye injuries.
It might sound strange, but I can see how easy an eye ball accident could happen when there are short canes, Continue reading “New balls, please! – Wimbledon themed cane safety”
If I was only allowed to grow one vegetable in the garden, it would be tough to deny the position to peas.
Growing your own peas is truly a rewarding experience. Continue reading “Summer is easy peasy”
Ever found yourself cursing the birds because they’ve scoffed the delights of your fruit bushes? I’m thrilled to publish this guest blog from Beryl Randall with a fantastic DIY solution. Continue reading “How to protect your fruit from feathered fiends”
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 “Ready for Spring”
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.
Continue reading “Why move to ‘no-dig’ allotment gardening?”