It has been a funny old year for this home grower, and not one riddled with successes. Blame the Beast From The East. Blame the ridiculously hot summer dry spell. Blame it on the Boogie whilst yumming up the last of the rhubarb and gooseberry jam. That was bloody good jam, and before I get […]Read More Grow Your Own- A Meagre Harvest
It had to happen, right? I had to get something else edible from my first summer of amateur cultivation? Well that something turns out to be carrots, Nantes 5 carrots specifically and I am still reeling in the thrill of that little harvest 2 weeks ago. After tiny onions, sludge ridden herbs and desolated cabbage […]Read More Grow Your Own- A Triumph of Carrots!
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 […]Read More Grow Your Own: The Bare Earth Times