Month: March 2021

How to grow carrots, choosing varieties, debunking myths and preventing pests

How to grow carrots, choosing varieties, debunking myths and preventing pests

The time has finally come, we are officially in Spring. What a long winter it’s been here in the UK. I found lockdown during the winter much more difficult. The allotment was my saviour during the earlier lockdowns, but during winter you just can’t spend 

Creating a garden that is beautiful, functional and great for pollinators

Creating a garden that is beautiful, functional and great for pollinators

I’m going to be completely honest with you here. We have been living in our house for three years now and have had the allotment for nearly 2 of those. Whilst many hours have been spent at the plot, our gardens at home have received 

Curried Squash Soup Recipe

Curried Squash Soup Recipe

Squash is one of my absolute favourite vegetables to grow and eat. When you grow your own there are so many more varieties to choose from than what you can buy in the supermarket. I love the versatility of this beautiful ingredient. Some varieties may 

Seeds I’m Sowing in March

Seeds I’m Sowing in March

March is one of the most exciting months of the year. It is the month of the Spring equinox meaning we’ll officially have over 12 hours of daylight. It is also the month the clocks go forward and British summer time begins. The extra light