First pick your blueberries

First pick your blueberries

Just about the entire northern hemisphere is in the grip of a prolonged heatwave, with wildfires raging and people dying. There’s disagreement on how much climate change is to blame, but a consensus that damaging heatwaves will become more frequent, and we...
Bank Holiday Weekend

Bank Holiday Weekend

We had plans for the Bank Holiday weekend. The first thing on the agenda was finishing the mini polytunnel. That went out the window when we realised we didn’t have enough netting, and we would have to order some. It’s on its way, together with some...
And so I planted the garlic

And so I planted the garlic

I felt like spending some time outside on Sunday morning. This was the salad bed when I went out – a chaotic jumble of plants, most on their last legs. I cleared it all out, and was rewarded with several carrots, a small beetroot, a little tuft of kale and some...
F is for Fruit

F is for Fruit

We’ve all been there – we put the fresh fruit out in the fruit bowl, we have one of those weeks, and the next time we look at it, it’s less than appetising. It’s easy to throw it in the bin and start again, but we’re throwing away 1.4 million edible bananas...