What to sow in October

What to sow in October

I think gardeners, and veg gardeners in particular, fall into two types. There’s the fair weather gardeners who give it all they’ve got from spring until autumn and then retire gracefully indoors to put their feet up with a sigh of relief (and who can blame them?)...
Waiting for agretti

Waiting for agretti

One of the new things I am trying to grow this year is agretti, Salsola soda. It’s a big hit with chefs, but still new on the UK food scene and virtually untried in British gardens. My early (indoor) sowings came to nothing – well, I did achieve one seedling, which I...
My first comfrey harvest

My first comfrey harvest

This is what the wild, self-seeded comfrey plant outside my front door looked like last week. It doesn’t look like that now, though, because I have cut it back and put the leaves to rot in one of my comfrey buckets (they have lids and taps). First, though, I had to...

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