Sowing Seed

It’s been snowing this week, but I still wanted to sow some seeds. So I headed into my greenhouse and pulled together a short YouTube video. In this video I start sowing seeds for this year’s crop of sprouts, cucumber, peas and spinach If you like the video, please like, comment and subscribe to my…

What Seeds to Sow in February in the UK

Even with the cold weather, some seeds can be sown in February to get a jump start on the year if you can keep them undercover and with a little warmth. Propagators and greenhouses offer some protection from frost, but a window sill which catches the sun can be just as good. I have a…

Rain Water Collection in the Garden

When you spend time in your garden you start to feel that little bit closer to nature. I have done my best to be as organic as possible in my veg patch but I still consume a lot of shop brought compost as well as use a lot of water from the garden tap. Collecting…

Seed potatoes arrive

The first signs of the 2021 season have started to arrive. I have received my first delivery, and I now have two types of seed potatoes ready for chitting. I ordered 1 kilogram of first earlies, 1 kilogram of second earlies and 1 kilogram of the main crop. Pentland Javelin will be my first early…

Plans for 2020 and tasks for January

January isn’t the most interesting month in the gardeners calendar but it is an important one. January is a time to plan ahead and get things ready for the season to come. I’ve pulled together a video talking through my plans for 2021 and tasks for the month. Please head over to my YouTube channel…

Snow

When I was a child I remember weeks of snow covered ground and icicles as long as my arm hanging from windowsills. Granted my perception of time may be off and I had shorter arms back then, but we did experience snow for longer and more often. Temperature has risen here but we do still…