Book Review: The Creative Kitchen

What Steph brings to the kitchen through this book is a thorough experience not just in how to put the right ingredients together to create incredibly inspiring and colourful plant-based dishes, but a practical understanding of growing these crops in season from her own allotment garden. Continue reading “Book Review: The Creative Kitchen”

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”

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.

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