When I first started growing my own fruit and veg, I always ended up with gluts. One year, as we made yet another batch of marrow chutney, there was a knock at the front door. It was our neighbour, offering us some marrows – her dad was also overwhelmed with them on his allotment. I determined there and…
I’ve found that sowing veg and other plants indoors in modules, growing them on then planting them out later has given much more consistent results.
Dog-friendly, child-friendly and full of autumn colour – Batsford proved the perfect place for a gentle Sunday stroll.
A strip of soil at the end of my parent’s veg patch yielded some spectacular sunflowers, cosmos and other cut flowers.
As a bit of walled garden obsessive, a trip to The Weir had plenty to interest me (although I was envious of the figs).
Well, we had spud success this year. The potatoes were easier to plant (using a bulb planter) and harvest in the raised bed than they were in open ground the year before.
It’s been another great year for strawberries. Based on my experience over the last few seasons I’d thoroughly recommend growing Honeoye.
To keep costs down I’ve tried to find creative ways of reusing existing materials to make the paths and steps the sloping garden at 59 needs.