Tag: kitchen garden

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, 

April Gardening Jobs – Preparing your kitchen garden for summer

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 time spent working in our gardens will continue to increase. As the season progresses, you will notice everything growing faster. Unfortunately this does 

Curried Squash Soup Recipe

Curried Squash Soup Recipe

Squash is one of my absolute favourite vegetables to grow and eat. When you grow your own there are so many more varieties to choose from than what you can buy in the supermarket. I love the versatility of this beautiful ingredient. Some varieties may 

My Week On The Allotment – Preparation For Spring

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 increasing noticeably fast and we have finally had some warmer weather after a bout of unusually cold temperatures. It’s a very exciting time of year for 

What does F1 mean on seeds?

What does F1 mean on seeds?

You may have noticed that many seed varieties are described as ‘F1’. But have you ever wondered what that means? F1 is short for first generation hybrid and are varieties that have been produced to have certain desirable traits. Many of the larger seed companies 

Seeds I’m Sowing In February

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 time outside at the allotment, it is a month where I am gearing up to start sowing many of my seeds. Last month, I sowed my 

How to choose which varieties of potatoes to grow

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 everybody loves them. However, after my first season growing potatoes, I already feel like I am going into this year far more knowledgeable of what I’m looking for when 

How to start a vegetable garden

How to start a vegetable garden

Many of us start our vegetable garden pretty much blindfolded. It can seem extremely daunting at first, and often difficult to know where to start.  What to do first will depend on your starting point. Are you taking on an allotment? Or are you lucky