What can I grow in June?

What can I grow in June?

By June the vegetable garden is flourishing, with fresh crops of salads, leafy vegetables and baby roots arriving daily. There’s still time to sow some crops, to plug gaps, and if it’s too late to sow… well, you can normally find plants to buy (or swap with...
7 days, 7 harvests: no. 7

7 days, 7 harvests: no. 7

Well, it’s the last day of National Gardening Week, and I hope you’ve been enjoying the vicarious harvests from my garden! I have enjoyed really focusing on what’s in season, and what we should be (and are!) harvesting and eating. It’s easy for...
7 days, 7 harvests: no. 6

7 days, 7 harvests: no. 6

I used to have a broad-leaved sorrel in the old garden, and the chickens were the only members of the household who enjoyed it. I briefly had one in the new garden, but it always looked awful and we didn’t eat it, so I removed it. I also had a Buckler leaved...
7 days, 7 harvests: no. 5

7 days, 7 harvests: no. 5

Earlier this year I was absolutely horrified when the flat footed fence fitters trampled all over my wild garlic. It was just starting to leaf out, and I don’t know why the sudden garlic smell wafting up from their feet didn’t give them pause, but it...
7 days, 7 harvests: no. 4

7 days, 7 harvests: no. 4

One of the plants I would never want to be without in the garden is parsley – it’s one of my favourite herbs. Homegrown parsley, December 2018 At this time of year I am still harvesting from plants I sowed last June, but I’m on borrowed time –...