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...
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...
Unboxing the Small Harvest Notebook

Unboxing the Small Harvest Notebook

Small Harvest Notebook Unboxing! Yay! Copies of my new book (The Small Harvest Notebook: Vol 1) have arrived 🙂 Posted by The Unconventional Gardener on Monday, 5 December 2016 As you can see, I got my hands on the first copies of my new book, The Small Harvest...
Incredible Edible Didcot: Fruit

Incredible Edible Didcot: Fruit

It’s hard to believe that it’s three months since Sustainable Didcot’s Incredible Edible volunteers took on their first big challenge and planted up a herb garden in the centre of Didcot. It’s still looking good – staying mostly free from rubbish – and it’s clear that...

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