Tag: organic gardening

What to plant in autumn for early summer harvests

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 feeling short, night time temperatures have dropped and our first frost date is just around the corner. I have also noticed harvests slow down…

How to save your own seed for beginners

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 saving some of my own seeds. Saving your own seed is a great practice that can save you a lot of money. It is also more sustainable than buying seed…

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…

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…

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 

Seeds I’m sowing in the second half of april

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 are destined to be outdoors. These include some of my favourite vegetables to grow so I find it super exciting. It can be tempting to sow 

Seeds I’m sowing in the first half of April

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 for gardeners. The days are getting long, it’s warming up outside and everything is alive once again. During the final week or so of March I