Tendrils: 170310

Tendrils: 170310

Hello! Welcome to Tendrils. I’ve got a head full of rhubarb recipes at the moment, and although I’ve made plans for bountiful rhubarb harvests in future years, for this year I’ll have to resign myself to buying rhubarb to make them. Fortunately I’ve discovered that...
It’s time to accept the facts

It’s time to accept the facts

We can’t grow good crops without using pesticides, fertilisers and GMOs. We need to stop listening to ‘experts’ who say We can garden in a sustainable, organic way. Eco-minded people are creative and develop new ideas. But the thing is: The population is rising,...
Tendrils: 170210

Tendrils: 170210

Hello, and welcome to Tendrils. We’re still firmly in the grip of a vegetable crisis here in the UK, although apparently calling it a crisis is ridiculous. On the one hand, we can agree with Lord Tebbit – there’s no need to cry crisis because there’s not enough...
What is salad?

What is salad?

The news that Iceberg lettuces are being rationed in the UK, due to supply shortages, has made me ponder the nature of salad. When I was growing up, salad was Iceberg lettuce, sliced tomatoes and cucumber. I didn’t eat salad. Fortunately for me, my definition of salad...

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