How gardening can be used to benefit your gut health

How gardening can be used to benefit your gut health

Gut health is becoming more and more of a trending topic, and for good reason too. The science is now showing that our gut health is linked to basically everything else in our body. A good gut microbiome keeps us healthier and can even…

Reasons to grow your own dried beans in 2022

Reasons to grow your own dried beans in 2022

Last year, I decided to try my hand at growing my own drying beans. If I’m completely honest, I expected very little reward for high efforts. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that it was quite the contrary. Growing my own drying beans has…

Review of 17 heirloom tomato varieties I grew in 2021

Review of 17 heirloom tomato varieties I grew in 2021

I grew a fair variety of tomatoes this year. Here I have compiled a list of these tomatoes and have given my honest opinion on every single one. Hopefully this can help you if you’re stuck deciding which varieties to grow for next season.

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…

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…

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…