Cauliflower, Cabbage & Pumpkin Seed Butter Soup This is a fabulous soup to make this time of year when the early cabbages and cauliflowers are in abundance. It’s full of flavour and totally packed with nutrition. I love that I…
This is an ongoing post of my so-called ‘glory year’, that is to say, my first year growing under plastic. I wanted to record the journey for myself, but also show how much can be achieved in one growing season.…
Some people talk about ‘resting’ the soil over winter, however the soil doesn’t rest in nature. It is a living community and although growing slows down, it still happens. You don’t have to abandon your garden in winter, there are plenty of vegetables to grow that will let you to extend the season and close the hungry gap a bit.
Autumn is a wonderful time of year when there are lots of apples to be used up and I like to try and find some ways to use them that don’t involve lots of sugar.
It’s quite a labour intensive time of the season just now, with everything growing so quickly. It’s wonderful to see everything thriving and blooming.
This week I’ve planted more cucumbers out in the greenhouse and some outdoor beefsteak tomatoes in pots. I’ve put parsnips in and also some Mexican spinach. Learn more
This week has been glorious. Perfect weather for Easter! We have already had 3 BBQs this year and spent loads of time in the garden. Everything is so early, the blossom, the veg, the perennials and the creatures too. I’ve had my first midgie bites already.
The grass is recovering from the wet winter and there are signs of new life and vitality all around. Blue skies, pink blossom and pure joy. Learn more
Fantastic week in the garden. The weather has been glorious, lots of sunshine and new life. The magnolia tree is budding, there is blossom on the apricot and I have seen a ladybird and a bee already. Best of all, it has brought everyone outside…. it’s been brilliant to see all of the neighbours. Learn more
I’ve had a very lovely and full weekend in the garden and I’ve got loads done. Learn more
Mud and Rain. The garden is looking like a muddy field. I’ve not done so much work out there this last couple of weeks, although I’m still going out everyday to care for the chickens. They are happily feasting away…