Month: February 2021

My Week On The Allotment – Preparation For Spring

My Week On The Allotment – Preparation For Spring

It suddenly feels like Spring is well and truly on its way here in the UK. Daylight hours are increasing noticeably fast and we have finally had some warmer weather after a bout of unusually cold temperatures. It’s a very exciting time of year for 

Flowers I’m Growing This Year To Boost Biodiversity and Productivity

Flowers I’m Growing This Year To Boost Biodiversity and Productivity

Last year, I didn’t really grow flowers. Due to wanting to grow food and be as self-sufficient as possible with the space I had, flowers didn’t really fit in with my plans. I grew some marigolds for companion planting and would have grown some nasturtium 

What does F1 mean on seeds?

What does F1 mean on seeds?

You may have noticed that many seed varieties are described as ‘F1’. But have you ever wondered what that means? F1 is short for first generation hybrid and are varieties that have been produced to have certain desirable traits. Many of the larger seed companies 

Seeds I’m Sowing In February

Seeds I’m Sowing In February

February has been a month I have been longing for. While I’ve not been spending a huge amount of time outside at the allotment, it is a month where I am gearing up to start sowing many of my seeds. Last month, I sowed my 

Low Sugar Healthy Granola

Low Sugar Healthy Granola

I’m going to be honest with you- unless you have your own nut trees this recipe will probably have nothing in it from your garden. It is however, something I love to enjoy with my homegrown summer berries and a good dollop of yoghurt. If 

How to choose which varieties of potatoes to grow

How to choose which varieties of potatoes to grow

Potatoes are often one of the first crops people grow. They are notoriously low maintenance and everybody loves them. However, after my first season growing potatoes, I already feel like I am going into this year far more knowledgeable of what I’m looking for when 

How to start a vegetable garden

How to start a vegetable garden

Many of us start our vegetable garden pretty much blindfolded. It can seem extremely daunting at first, and often difficult to know where to start.  What to do first will depend on your starting point. Are you taking on an allotment? Or are you lucky 

10 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food in 2021

10 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food in 2021

Growing your own food became infinitely more popular in 2020, as many people found themselves with more time on their hands, and were trying to keep themselves busy while not leaving their house/garden. Thanks to taking on a new full size allotment plot in March 

Carrot Top Chimichurri

Carrot Top Chimichurri

This recipe has become a huge staple in our house. In the summer of 2020, I became absolutely obsessed with it, to the point that I ran out of my own carrot tops and had to start asking other allotment holders to spare theirs. I