January can be a tough month for an allotment gardener.
We may have flung open the doors to let the old year out in a raucous chorus of Auld Lang Syne, but the countryside is still bare, the light is low and hazy and the world is still a cold and dark place.
Continue reading “Sowing Sweet Peas in January”
I miss waking with the daylight and I resent the early darkness in the evening, depriving me of the opportunity to visit the allotment garden after the working day. Continue reading “20 crops to grow in 2018, with Dobies”
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”