Choosing crops for the Veggie space garden

Choosing crops for the Veggie space garden

How does a kitchen gardener choose what to grow? It’s about balancing quite a complex set of variables, which include the space and time available, the local climate and soil, the gardener’s skill level and what they like to eat. That last one is, itself,...
#NationalAllotmentsWeek: Indoor Allotment

#NationalAllotmentsWeek: Indoor Allotment

As it is National Allotments Week, I thought I would share the progress we’re making with our hydroponic indoor ‘allotment’. Three weeks ago, Ryan and I went on a road trip to Ikea Exeter, the closest store with the Växer cultivation inserts we...
How World War II rationing gave us a liking for SPAM

How World War II rationing gave us a liking for SPAM

Out with the ham and in with the spam. 63056612@N00, CC BY-SA Kelly Spring, University of Manchester Today many people follow vegetarian, vegan and a variety of eclectic diets, but before World War II meals were commonly based on the meat and two veg philosophy. And...
Dill in space

Dill in space

It has been a month since we set up the AeroGarden and started our journey into space gardening. It came with three herbs – basil, dill and parsley. The basil was the first to burst into life and has been the fastest growing. I trimmed the top of one of the...
Potatoes for Christmas

Potatoes for Christmas

It’s hot, it’s humid, and I am longing for the shorter, cooler and damper days of autumn. My forays into the garden are brief; I am grateful that it has rained enough recently for me to avoid having to water. I am still waiting for the courgettes to...

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