I Lost My Way – Changes, not GDPR related

Once Upon a time, there was this little weird garden girl, who swore a lot but we can forgive her that,  as she was dead set on saving the world! But …. she got stuck for a while in the blogtastic universe and lost some (not all) of her funk. OK let me break it…

Hitting The Wall On Allotment!

When the day arrives when you get the call to say your name has come up next on the waiting list for an allotment,  I don’t think anything is more exciting! You sign the papers and this lovely bit of earth is yours and you are filled with enthusiasm and grand plans for cultivation. You’re…

GUEST BLOG: Disliked Vegetables

I am very excited to share with you a wonderful guest post from one of the best allotment bloggers out there right now! Here Richard Chivers the author behind Sharpen Your Spades shares how to get your children interested in vegetables. How to grow a child’s appetite for vegetables There’s a battle that rages across the…

What’s Growing On – March 2017

March for me is the true beginning of the growing year. Everywhere you look everything is beginning to come to life, the daffodils start dancing, tulips begin to emerge from the earth, ponds are alive with horny frogs basking in the new warm sun and the trees steal the show with their blossom. The Spring Equinox is…

Don’t settle, eat the best!

I bought a sandwich and as I sat down to eat it, the first thing I did was remove the tomatoes. My husband looked at me baffled and said “I thought you liked tomatoes love?” The thing is I do love tomatoes, I love to grow them and I love to eat them. However I…

PLOT2PLATE – Chard, Squash & Chickpea Curry

Welcome to the first instalment of the PLOT2PLATE series. There is nothing better than good food and when you’ve grown that good food yourself it’s even more satisfying, let alone tastier. As most will be aware if you follow my blog I have an allotment and a kitchen garden too, in which I grow my own…

Happy New Year, let’s save the world!

When I was a little girl I had this ambition that I was going to steal (yes I said steal, but I meant borrow) the milkman’s two tier milk float and fill it with lots of foods I helped my grandad grow and drive to Africa to feed all the starving people! I remember fondly the…

Garden Therapy (Literally)

Everyone’s digging for victory and I’m over here digging for therapy.   Depression is something that’s becoming more and more common these days or should I say more widely accepted. I myself have suffered depression on and off since my early teens for many different reasons, I was bullied growing up, my parents split up,…

Leek & Potato Soup (TWEAKED)

This weekends harvest was the first leeks and our maincrop potatoes, which I have no idea which variety I purchased from our local potato day, but they taste nice so that’s all that matters. Every recipe I ever follow I always tweak, doesn’t matter how esteemed the chef, I love bold boisterous flavours, so the…

Rocket Gardens Review

I’ve spoken in earlier posts about me being behind this year with sowing and growing due to some large home improvement projects taking over and the torrential rain and floods here in sunny Yorkshire. As I got started with my plot, clearing the beds for new growth it occurred to me that I actually didn’t…