On the Shelf: Minding my Peas and Cucumbers

On the Shelf: Minding my Peas and Cucumbers

You might recall that one of my New Year’s Resolutions was to read one of my unread books every month this year, and to decide whether each one keeps its place on the shelf, or needs to be turned loose to find a new owner. In January I read The Gardener’s Year by...
What is a seed potato?

What is a seed potato?

A seed potato is a potato that has been grown to be replanted to produce a potato crop. It’s the usual way that potatoes are made available to farmers and growers – although it is possible to produce potato seeds (also known as True Potato Seed, TPS), it is unusual to...
Book review: Build a Better Vegetable Garden

Book review: Build a Better Vegetable Garden

As 2016 draws to a close, my garden looks a lot different than it did last year. For starters, it has 12 raised beds now, instead of 6. There’s a small shed for storage, and a log store. There are gardener’s paths, an improved fence with fruit-training wires and small...
Gardener’s Tax

Gardener’s Tax

One of the nice things about having your own kitchen garden is the Gardener’s Tax. You probably haven’t heard it called that, but you know what I mean – the little tasty treats you ‘skim’ off the harvest, before it makes it into the kitchen 🙂 One of the plants I keep...

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