Allotment gardening and the power of to-do lists

I have a terrible memory.

One of the frustratingly common examples of this happens when I walk into the supermarket and forget the reasons for being there.

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Going Peat Free with Coco & Coir

Despite my efforts to focus on sustainability when it comes to allotment gardening and within my broader life, I am not proud of the fact that I have not prioritised my purchasing of peat-free compost.

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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”

10 highlights from the grow your own blogs: May 2018

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: May 2018”

GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to Gardeners’ World Live

BBC Gardeners’ World Live is an award-winning UK gardening event.

It buzzes with people just like you and me and it’s packed to the brim with all our favourite gardening celebrities and experts too. Continue reading “GIVEAWAY: Win tickets to Gardeners’ World Live”