Green Greenie

Green Greenie

At the beginning of the month I did a series of posts for National Gardening Week, exploring some of the early spring harvests from the garden. The season has moved on since then, and as the asparagus plants are still young I have stopped harvesting them to let them...
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...
Grow Comfrey

Grow Comfrey

There have been a lot of days this year that have begun and ended with me despairing over the human race. This week we’ve seen Saudi Arabia, Russia and the USA come together to sabotage a global agreement to do something about climate change. And Brex*t makes me...
Planning the 2019 garden

Planning the 2019 garden

In Keep Calm and Grow Your Own I was pondering the wisdom of stockpiling a few essentials in case Brexit causes some disruption to our (rather precarious) food supplies, but also thinking about what we could grow next year – to keep us fed in the (probably...
The Lotus Effect

The Lotus Effect

The lotus is a remarkable plant. I’m referring to Nelumbo nucifera, which is native to Asia and sacred to both buddhists and Hindus. (It’s related to the American lotus, N. lutea, but not to the lotus that appears in ancient Egyptian images – that’s Nymphaea...

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