back on the plot (with a little helper)

With a heavy heart we made the decision to let our allotment plot go when E was two years old.  As we packed up the last few bits from our shed our allotment neighbour Dave kindly said ”don’t feel bad about it, when Euan is older and the time is right you can return to it”.   He added that if we ever wanted to do some growing with E we could always have a little patch on his plot if we weren’t ready to ... Read more

Starting Horehound from Seed

Horehound is a lovely herb that is hardy down to USDA Plant Hardiness ... Read more

Propagating Boneset by Seed

Boneset is a biennial in USDA Plant Hardiness Zones 4 through 8. It ... Read more

Blight Watch!

 I spotted this on my tomato plant today!  A sure sign that ... Read more

Tips for Growing Bloodwort

The term “bloodwort” is used as a collective name for any plant ... Read more

How to Grow Dandelions

Ok, I do have a story. When I go shopping for food, I typically will ... Read more

More Pickings

 One of my favourite courgettes is Romanesco from Seeds of ... Read more

July Pickings

 I love these Uchiki Kuri squash!  They are small enough to ... Read more

How to Grow the Caper Bush

The caper bush (Capparis spinosa) is best known for the flower buds ... Read more

How to Grow the Caper Bush

The caper bush (Capparis spinosa) is best known for the flower buds ... Read more

wordless wednesday

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wordless wednesday

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Tips for Growing Sweet Alyssum

Sweet alyssum (Lobularia maritime or Alyssum maritimum) is a woody ... Read more

Shapes and textures matter to Beth Chatto

The gravel garden at Beth Chatto is inspired by a wadi or dry river ... Read more

Shapes and textures matter to Beth Chatto

The gravel garden at Beth Chatto is inspired by a wadi or dry river ... Read more

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