Tendrils: 160610

Tendrils: 160610

I’m starting Tendrils this week with a link to a citizen science project I discovered via Twitter – the Tea Bag Index. Although it sounds bonkers, you can help them do some real soil science by burying tea bags in your garden for a few months, digging them...
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...
The garden looks different now

The garden looks different now

After another weekend working hard in the garden, it looks very different again. Ryan was working on Saturday, so I spent the morning outside. The first thing I did was erect my new raised bed cover, which would have been easier had it not been a bit breezy! But I got...
Publishing The Peat-Free Diet

Publishing The Peat-Free Diet

In June 2011 I started blogging a book – The Peat-Free Diet, a practical guide for gardeners who wanted to learn (or relearn) how to garden without peat. Five years on it’s still an important topic. A report published by the Agriculture and Horticulture...
I’ve got worms in my bath!

I’ve got worms in my bath!

So… we have a few hundred more mouths to feed, as I went to a Master Composter training day at the weekend, and during the afternoon we made our own wormeries out of stacking plastic crates, and were each given a couple of handfuls of composting worms to get us...