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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…

Preventing, spotting and dealing with tomato and potato blight

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 pros to this (a lot less time watering!) it is also the perfect weather for diseases to spread. One disease that is particularly feared by many gardeners is blight…

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 

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…