Potatoes for Christmas

Potatoes for Christmas

It’s hot, it’s humid, and I am longing for the shorter, cooler and damper days of autumn. My forays into the garden are brief; I am grateful that it has rained enough recently for me to avoid having to water. I am still waiting for the courgettes to...
What can I grow in July?

What can I grow in July?

If we’ve played our cards right, then July is one of the best months in the kitchen garden, when our main jobs are keeping up with the harvesting of numerous crops, and watering – which can be a pleasant task if it’s not too hot, and allows us to spend some...
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...

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