State of Play: January 2017

State of Play: January 2017

It’s the time of year when the seed catalogues come out and tempt us to find room for more plants than will fit in the garden. Since the oca and ulluco harvest, I revisited my 2017 garden plan to make sure it still represents what we want from the garden this year....
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...
A Small Harvest is beautiful

A Small Harvest is beautiful

In case you missed the exciting news last week, my latest book – The Small Harvest Notebook: Vol. 1 – is now available in paperback from Amazon. I’m working on a Kindle version, which will be out in due course (more news on that when I have it). The idea behind the...
Soil type and how to improve your soil

Soil type and how to improve your soil

It’s raining heavily today, so there’s no point even trying to go outside into the garden, but if there’s a plus point to such dreadful weather then it does – at least temporarily – make people aware of what’s under their feet. Soil tends to be forgotten until it...
Onion sets and a log store

Onion sets and a log store

I haven’t felt like gardening much over the last few weeks, and since there’s a lot to do popping outside made feel worse, not better. But on Sunday time and energy coincided, and I spent a happy two hours outside. In the intervening time the garden has transitioned...

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