Author: Katie

Christmas gift ideas for the gardener in your life

Christmas gift ideas for the gardener in your life

Christmas is creeping upon us once again and you may be racking your brains about what to buy your nearest and dearest, or possibly trying to think of ideas to ask Santa for / strongly hint to your significant other for yourself. We all want to…

What to plant in autumn for early summer harvests

What to plant in autumn for early summer harvests

t’s already that time of year where everything slows down drastically in the garden. Days are feeling short, night time temperatures have dropped and our first frost date is just around the corner. I have also noticed harvests slow down…

Planting spring bulbs for biodiversity and a beautiful spring display

Planting spring bulbs for biodiversity and a beautiful spring display

Hopefully you’ve already bought your spring bulbs for planting this autumn, but fret not if you haven’t yet. Whilst it is getting closer to crunch time, if you’re quick to act you can still get an order in (and probably with a discount in the process!). As with many…

Lessons learned: Gardening mistakes I made in 2021

Lessons learned: Gardening mistakes I made in 2021

What a funny old year 2021 has been. It started with the coldest April for nearly a decade, and it was one of the driest Aprils on record too. This was followed by the wettest May in over 50 years. We were then tricked into thinking that summer had finally…

The best raspberry jam recipe

The best raspberry jam recipe

Whilst I will openly admit that strawberries are usually better for eating fresh than raspberries, raspberry jam is hands down my favourite type of jam. After a poll where over 300 people voted on my Instagram, over half of the people agreed…

How to save your own seed for beginners

How to save your own seed for beginners

As we begin to near the end of the growing season, I am starting to make a conscious effort to start saving some of my own seeds. Saving your own seed is a great practice that can save you a lot of money. It is also more sustainable than buying seed…

Authentic Sri Lankan Beetroot Curry Recipe

Authentic Sri Lankan Beetroot Curry Recipe

I know what you’re thinking, there is something that just sounds so wrong about a beetroot curry. I used to think this too, but after trying it in Sri Lanka I am 100% converted. Sri Lankan food is largely vegetable…

What gardeners can do to help the climate crisis: Part 2

What gardeners can do to help the climate crisis: Part 2

Last week I posted a blog inspired by the IPCC climate report, on what gardeners can do to help with the climate crisis. There are so many things gardeners can do that can make a huge impact, so this is the second of a two part series…

What gardeners can do to help the climate crisis

What gardeners can do to help the climate crisis

Following the release of the rather sobering IPCC report earlier this week, I have found myself wanting to do more to try to help the future of our planet. A large reason why I started growing my own food initially was to live more sustainably…

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…