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…

What’s Growing On – Feb 2017

My green fingers have been itching to get sowing for weeks now and patience certainly isn’t my virtue. But I have just about managed to restrain myself from going grow mad! There is only so many times you can organise and admire your new seed packets before you cave. My first sowings were of Sweetpeas and…

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…

Come Meet The Ladies!

This week I thought I would introduce you to my girls.   I have 3 hens in my urban backyard farm, they go by the names of Angeleek, Bubble and Squeak. It’s rare I get a decent picture of all 3 together without one screwing it up! I’ve always wanted a farm and livestock, unfortunately…

Grow Food Not Lawns

My backyard is already pretty hard landscaped, with a large established stone flower bed, which the bees and butterflies love. Over the flower bed is an apple tree which is actually our next door neighbours but it falls quite heavily over our side and our neighbour is very friendly and says whatever is on our…

The Dream

‘The Dream’ so most girls dream of being a princess in a big house, buying whatever thier hearts desire, me on the other hand dreams of an off grid homestead on a plot of land, mucking out pigs and goats and growing pretty much all my own food, being totally non dependent on fossil fuels,…