Gardening

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 no…

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 expe…

Heritage Tomato Varieties review
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 …

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 n…

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 feelin…

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 have…

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 w…

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…

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…

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 want…

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 p…

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 …

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…

Seeds I’m sowing in July – Keeping the ground full and planning for autumn

As we move past summer solstice into July, it’s a time when we need to start thinking ahead to autum…

June gardening jobs: plant maintenance, harvesting and dealing with a glut

After such a long winter and cold spring, what a glorious few weeks it has been. The intense heat an…

Allotment anniversary: our allotment journey and advice for beginners

Last week marked our two year allotment anniversary. This got me thinking of how far we have come in…

Heritage fruit and vegetables: Varieties I am most excited to grow this year

One of my absolute favourite things about growing our own food is the variety we can grow. When you …

No-dig gardening – Benefits and Misconceptions

No dig gardening has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years. This year almost eve…

Seeds I’m sowing in May

I feel like this year is flying by much quicker than usual. With most of our days blending into one …

How to make the most of your growing space with succession planting

There are two types of succession planting. The first type is where you sow a small amount of the sa…

April Gardening Jobs – Preparing your kitchen garden for summer

The days of not having much to do in the garden are behind us now and for the next few months the ti…

Seeds I’m sowing in the second half of april

The second half of April is a time when you can finally start sowing your warmth loving plants that …

Seeds I’m sowing in the first half of April

I feel like I’m beginning to sound like a broken record but April is yet another very exciting month…

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.…

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 no…

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 …

My Week On The Allotment – Preparation For Spring

It suddenly feels like Spring is well and truly on its way here in the UK. Daylight hours are increa…

Flowers I’m Growing This Year To Boost Biodiversity and Productivity

Last year, I didn’t really grow flowers. Due to wanting to grow food and be as self-sufficient as po…

Different F1 Varieties Crown Prince, Calabrese, Cauliflower, Leek, Cucumber
What does F1 mean on seeds?

You may have noticed that many seed varieties are described as ‘F1’. But have you ever wondered what…

Seeds I’m Sowing In February

February has been a month I have been longing for. While I’ve not been spending a huge amount of tim…

How to choose which varieties of potatoes to grow

Potatoes are often one of the first crops people grow. They are notoriously low maintenance and ever…

How to start a vegetable garden

Many of us start our vegetable garden pretty much blindfolded. It can seem extremely daunting at fir…

10 Reasons to Grow Your Own Food in 2021

Growing your own food became infinitely more popular in 2020, as many people found themselves with m…