Fenced in

Fenced in

Ryan and I have been planning some major changes to the garden for about a year now, and this week they finally got underway when we had the fence replaced. On Monday it looked like this: Back garden with old fence Front garden with old fence and gate to back garden...
Behind the Zines

Behind the Zines

For a while now I have been feeling a bit meh about this whole life thing. The past few years have been eventful, and after expending considerable time and effort I am now back in a place where I feel I can stop rebuilding and start living my life. But I don’t...
Recycling the garden

Recycling the garden

I was out in the potting shed yesterday morning and sowed the first seeds of my 2019 gardening season – sweet peppers, leeks, purple sprouting broccoli and some salads. They’ll all be inside for the next few weeks, as although the weather is unseasonably...
What is the Hungry Gap?

What is the Hungry Gap?

Guy Singh-Watson of Riverford Organics is warning about the risks of Brexit-related disruptions to our food supply, timed to coincide with the ‘Hungry Gap’. He says “to be told by people who have no idea how their food is produced that this is...
2019 Garden Plan

2019 Garden Plan

Last autumn I started thinking about what I wanted to grow this year, and I decided that – given the current Brexit situation – it might be wise to have a garden of more traditional crops, ones that we enjoy eating, and which would give us fresh food in...
The Onion Club

The Onion Club

When the weather was still warm and dry, I lifted my onion crop. According to last year’s records, I planted 60 onion sets in 6 rows of 10 on 12th September 2017. I left them outside to dry, but then the weather turned wetter and I had to bring them inside to...