Yearly Archives: 2015

What a month!

The wettest and warmest December doesn't help the gardening and then storm Frank arrived. Still, next year may be better - Happy New Year!

Rain, Wind & Floods for Some

Not a lot happening except for weather. Some tips on storing brassicas and how to cope when the plot has been flooded

Can’t do much outside in this!

We've a new spring and stream running from the back of the house. The joys of Storm Desmond.

Glut of Sweetcorn

Planning the Plot – What to Grow?

Growers often spend a lot of time planning rotations and reading seed catalogues (or checking the web) but the first thing you should do is to decide what you want to grow and how much.

Storms, A Door and Dry Stone Walls

Storm after storm but getting a bit of DIY done. The damage sheep can do to walls and the cost of repairs.

Sarpo Potato Offer

Fantastic EXCLUSIVE offer for us on Sarpo Potatoes new Trial Packs.

Win a Fruit Press & Crusher Worth £315!

We are running a fantastic competition this month to win a Cross-Beam Fruit Press (12l), Crusher, and Straining Bag, from our partners at Harrod Horticulture worth £315!

Changing the Countryside

They're not making any more land and what we do use is being exhausted by intensive farming globally. There will come a point where we will need to better use the marginal lands and uplands if we're to eat.

More Thoughts on Food Waste

Some more thoughts on food waste that led me to think about how we produce food here in the UK and it's eventual end.

TV Chefs & Food Waste

Most of us who take an interest in food and agriculture have been aware that much of the food we produce and buy is just wasted. But it takes a celebrity chef and a TV programme to get everyone talking.

Halloween & Pumpkins

Growing giant pumpkins for Halloween. Cute photos of nieces and nephew carving the pumpkin and dressed up

From Greenhouse to Compost

Catching up in the remarkably fine weather. Sorting the greenhouse, compost bins and extending the comfrey patch

GM Crops – the EU Vote

The EU voted on the 13th October to reject a compromise that allowed individual states to decide if they would allow the import of Genetically Modified Organisms for use in food and animal feed and the growing of GM Crops.

Soil Sifter

Sieved Compost

Trying out a new soil sifter, planting willows and a rose. Some thoughts on decorative borders.

Compost, Comfrey and Catching Up

An unusual use for my Mantis, chopping compost and the comfrey bed gets cleared but here comes the rain.

Weeding, Composting & Preparation

A busy week taking advantage of the marvellous weather to sort out the compost, raised beds and comfrey.

New Wheelbarrow & Helper

Taking advantage of dry weather, a new wheelbarrow, propagating comfrey and my grandson helping weed and mow.

Crimson Crush Tomatoes

Crimson Crush Blight Resistant Tomatoes Results

Back in May I was able to offer free blight-resistant Crimson Crush tomato plants from Dobies. How did they perform?

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