In the jungle, the broad bean jungle…the broad beans sit tonight!

Go on…sing along – A WHIM A WAY…(I can hear your humming now!) Thought we would give you an on our first little haul of broad beans/ fava beans/ pillows of goodness (whatever you’d prefer to call them)- an interesting journey through growing nevertheless. We have these a try in the garden at home andContinue reading “In the jungle, the broad bean jungle…the broad beans sit tonight!”

The Plan of the Plot

Of course we want to take you on the journey with us and as the well known saying by Benjamin Franklin goes; ‘If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail’. We thought we would share the plan we painstakingly constructed at the beginning of this year (2020). This plan is for the allotmentContinue reading “The Plan of the Plot”

Weeding – Top Hoeing!

Weeding is a pain of any gardener but a necessity. Allowing weeds to grow in your garden or plots only reduces the nutrients that you wish to go into your plants. Although there has been a recent ‘save the weeds’ talk going on recently and we do seem to have a new found love forContinue reading “Weeding – Top Hoeing!”

Growing Okra

‘Slimy’, ‘bitter’, ‘absolutely gross’. Okra is a vegetable that has mixed reviews from people – a bit like Marmite- you either love it or hate it! In our case at home- we all absolutely love this vegetable. From young children, our grandmother made okra irresistible and this year we thought we would give this aContinue reading “Growing Okra”

To dig, to double dig or to not dig at all! – Improving your Soil.

Turning the soil (single dig method):As my plot was covered in browning weeds after the spraying of weed killer I decided on a labour intensive strategy (but in my mind a key one) which was to remove the largest clumps of weeds and to dig the majority of the plot. I also had a MaresContinue reading “To dig, to double dig or to not dig at all! – Improving your Soil.”

The Start of a journey…

In recent years, I have witnessed and come to appreciate, a wider acceptance and desire for home-grown produce and growing using organic sustainable methods. There is an infinite source of information now appearing online, concerning new techniques being trialled and tested to drive a “cleaner” and “greener” growing methods as well as reduce waste, heavyContinue reading “The Start of a journey…”