A Big Blue Sky Day – that’s what we have today. A weekend of sun and some warmth, perfect for gardening. Time to blow away the cobwebs, time to feel the sun on your back. Time to garden. I haven’t … Continue reading
In the case of lettuce I have to disagree, red and green salads look great growing on the allotment together and even better mixed together in a salad bowl. Soft buttery lettuce Bronze Arrow mixed with sharp crisp endive De Meaux. What’s … Continue reading
October has been warm and sunny here, unseasonably so. Normally at this time of year the garden and allotment are pretty much cleared of their summer crops, and I’m busy composting, digging, clearing and generally trying to keep warm. Oh … Continue reading
I realise it’s not winter yet, but as a keen gardener I need to prepare well in advance if if I want to eathome grown food all year round. Winter growing is always challenging, I have to deal with low light levels, … Continue reading
Can you define a country by what’s in its kitchen? Not just the ingredients, but the utensils as well. I reckon you could be led into any kitchen around the world, blindfolded and make a reasonable guess as to which … Continue reading
Today I ran out of bags for collecting my fruit and veg, that is until I found a perfect container and used my sunhat.
Can you be captivated by a lettuce? This is what I’m currently asking myself. I love trying different varieties, and every year there is something new to try. Cimmaron lettuce is standing out from the pack(ets) this year, and is my current favourite … Continue reading
Summer is here when I come home from the allotment with a bag full of veggies that were ready to be picked and then have to decide what to cook. That’s when it is a “Ready, Steady, Cook” night. Before … Continue reading