Grow Your Own- The Salad Days

I can’t imagine that I would have ever believed that the day would come to pass that I would find the lack of the need to buy lettuce so utterly thrilling. I never really bought much of it anyway, it goes soggy in the lunch box and never tastes of much, not to mention the […]

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Grow Your Own- If Only We Had Ducks

Good morning Green Fingerers, this post comes to you from a firm plot on the sofa sponsored by the consistent drumming of rain on double glazing. So, another rained off Saturday garden date however I can observe good things from this side of the patio doors. Although inedible, it is consistently satisfying to see a […]

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Grow Your Own: The Bare Earth Times

So we find ourselves in chilly March, prime sowing season and maddeningly result free period. This is a time of lingering frosts, extensive reading and furious glares at the lack of fresh green shoots poking up through the crumbly, painstakingly turned earth. Patience is not a virtue I was blessed with, therefore in lieu of […]

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Grow Your Own!

I’ve romanticised for many a year on the prospect of home grown produce. Plump green tomatoes jewelling the garden. Straight proud rows of asparagus in tight tidy lines like soldiers. Boozy soft plums you pick a week too late and get drunk on. All the while flapping diaphonously around an immaculately pruned garden with gleaming […]

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Home Sprouts Part One: Puy Lentils

Gardening doesn’t really come easily to me, mostly because I don’t have a garden unless you count the sunless patch of communal grass riddled with fag ends and staffy wee at the front of my block of flats.  In fact any hands on cultivation of that land could well end up in literally green fingers. […]

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