A Secret Seed Club for Ethnobotanical Explorers

A Secret Seed Club for Ethnobotanical Explorers

For the past month I have been having an absolute ball researching and writing ethnobotanical (plant nerd) posts for my new Patreon blog. Over the past few days my vision for it has crystallised a bit more, and I’ve done a little bit of rebranding – it’s now A Secret...
2018 garden plan

2018 garden plan

This was the garden earlier in the month, when it experienced quite heavy snow. We had a bit more over the Christmas break, but it gone again now. Like many people, I choose to use these wintry days to plan my spring/summer garden! In May this year, I put in an order...
New for 2018…

New for 2018…

Happy midwinter everyone! For the last few weeks I have been deliberately trying to slow down, to spend some time relaxing and recuperating after a busy year. The garden has been doing the same, and so I have been leaving it to its own devices. When I have thought...
And so I planted the garlic

And so I planted the garlic

I felt like spending some time outside on Sunday morning. This was the salad bed when I went out – a chaotic jumble of plants, most on their last legs. I cleared it all out, and was rewarded with several carrots, a small beetroot, a little tuft of kale and some leaf...
Ulluco growers take note

Ulluco growers take note

Incredible Vegetables have passed on some new biosecurity guidelines from DEFRA for people who grow Ulluco (Ullucus tuberosus). Ulluco is an increasingly popular (if tricky to grow), colourful Andean tuber. Because it is not widely commercially available, there is...
Gardening offers: 13/10/17

Gardening offers: 13/10/17

‘Tis the season of mists, mellow fruitfulness and autumn planting. There’s lots of lovely gardening offers on over this weekend, which you may want to take advantage of if you you need new plants for the garden. Lubera are offering 20% off their fast growing fruits –...

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