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...
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. 3

7 days, 7 harvests: no. 3

Last year a friend gave me some seeds of Claytonia (Claytonia perfoliata), which has a variety of common names, inclyding miner’s lettuce and winter purslane. It grew well and I encouraged it to self-seed. Claytonia growing with the leeks The result is that we...
7 days, 7 harvests: no. 2

7 days, 7 harvests: no. 2

We’re not the biggest fans of cabbage and kale, and we don’t have a large garden, so I don’t generally bother with winter brassicas. They’re large plants, and they take up space for a long time. I do make an exception for purple sprouting...