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...
Tendrils: 160722

Tendrils: 160722

In honour of the release of The BFG in the UK today, I’m going to start Tendrils with a trip into the archives to learn how to grow your own Snozzcumbers before moving on to today’s crowd-sourced special topic: how to eat courgette flowers (or zucchini flowers if...
When is theft acceptable?

When is theft acceptable?

At the beginning of May this year, the UK media took note of an unusual case in Italy’s highest court – a homeless man originally found guilty of theft, and sentenced to six months in jail and a €100 fine, was acquitted. The new verdict determined that as he had only...

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