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…

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…

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 

Seeds I’m sowing in June, summer plantings and protecting plants

Seeds I’m sowing in June, summer plantings and protecting plants

After a rather challenging May, the days are finally warming up and it finally feels like spring. The warmth, the rain we’ve had and the long days are the perfect combination for plants to grow. I feel like if I miss just one day at