Month: July 2021

Vegetable seeds to sow in August for autumn, winter and early spring harvests

Vegetable seeds to sow in August for autumn, winter and early spring harvests

I feel like August is a bittersweet month. Everything is in full bloom, crops are usually at their peak and everything just feels wonderful in the garden. However, nights are noticeably drawing in and we begin to feel the inevitable…

Preventing, spotting and dealing with tomato and potato blight

Preventing, spotting and dealing with tomato and potato blight

This year we have experienced a particularly wet spring and summer. Whilst there are certainly some pros to this (a lot less time watering!) it is also the perfect weather for diseases to spread. One disease that is particularly feared by many gardeners is blight…

Onion white rot: how to prevent, detect and manage white rot

Onion white rot: how to prevent, detect and manage white rot

Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just grow plants without worrying about pests and diseases? Once you start your gardening journey you quickly learn that the natural world wants to eat your produce just as much as you do. I find that protection is 

My easy go-to hummus recipe

My easy go-to hummus recipe

Once you’ve made your own hummus you will never look back. Hummus is SO easy to make, providing you have a food processor or blender. It’s also cheaper, fresher, yummier and you can make a larger amount than those tiny 1-2 serving tubs you get