#NationalAllotmentsWeek: Indoor Allotment

#NationalAllotmentsWeek: Indoor Allotment

As it is National Allotments Week, I thought I would share the progress we’re making with our hydroponic indoor ‘allotment’. Three weeks ago, Ryan and I went on a road trip to Ikea Exeter, the closest store with the Växer cultivation inserts we...
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 August?

What Can I grow in August?

Although August is the height of the summer, and it’s worthwhile taking time to stop and smell the roses, the vegetable gardener also has to be aware that autumn is just around the corner. That doesn’t have to be a depressing thought! It just means you need to harvest...
Hydroponicum

Hydroponicum

Ryan and I have had a couple of spaced out days – we went to visit the Lovell telescope at Jodrell Bank and came home via the National Space Centre in Leicester. Of the two, the Space Centre is more interesting for adults, but both destinations suffer from being...
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...

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