Composting, clearing and collecting are the buzzwords for October (not forgetting the carving of the Halloween pumpkin of course!) but there’s still things to sow and grow
In my regular round up of content on my site, I look back at food, drink and gardening articles published in magazines as well as the advice and opinions I’ve given in my blog over the last few months.
Sowing and planting slows down this month but there’s still plenty that’s ripe for the picking
Saving seed not only saves you money but it allows you to grow plants that are better adapted to your garden or allotment. Here’s four ways to harvest, store…or share
August is when all the hard work of the preceding gardening year comes to fruition, Bundles of vegetables and fruit await, so get ready-set-go with your bottles, Kilner jars and freezer bags and fill your Autumn storecupboard.
We might wonder why it’s worth saving water, especially with all the rain we’ve had recently! However, with the average person using 150 litres a day, rising by 1% since 1930, our current usage is not sustainable. Take action to reduce your use in the garden
As a gardening journalist I’m lucky enough to combine my love of growing with my work, so it was fascinating to be commissioned to look into the history of the …
Summer at the allotment is all about busting your gut – and your gluts! To avoid the latter, succession sow your seeds to extend your harvest.
A juicy gem in the gardener’s calendar, June offers sowings, sunshine and succulent produce galore Harvest potatoes Nothing heralds early summer like the first early potatoes. It pays to cut …
Hopefully those who visit my site will enjoy reading about the fascinating people and places I’ve written about – I’ve certainly had a lot of fun revisiting my writing archive!