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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 

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

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 autumn and winter. I know that winter is the last thing you want to be thinking about at the moment but your future self will thank 

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

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 and sun forced me up and down to the allotment in the mornings before it became too hot to work. I often joke that I am solar powered, because my energy…

Easy No Knead Rosemary Potato Sourdough

Easy No Knead Rosemary Potato Sourdough

I was making our own bread for years before I gathered the courage to try my hand at making sourdough. It came across as something that was difficult and time consuming to make. Admittedly, it does take a little…

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 

Allotment anniversary: our allotment journey and advice for beginners

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 those two years and made me want to share the highs and lows with you. I also feel like we have learned so much since then, 

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

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 start growing food you realise how restrictive buying from the shops can actually be. Most varieties of fruit and vegetables grown for supermarkets are primarily grown 

No-dig gardening – Benefits and Misconceptions

No-dig gardening – Benefits and Misconceptions

No dig gardening has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years. This year almost everyone I follow on Instagram is doing no dig, or at very least having a no dig bed. I think no-dig is great. It saves back breaking work and 

Seeds I’m sowing in May

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 thanks to lockdown, plus a particularly cold spring, it really doesn’t feel like we are going into the fifth month of the year. According to 

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

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 same plant frequently to ensure continual harvests over a longer season. This is used for crops that give a single harvest per plant, such as carrots,