Heated propagation bed

The other year I built a heated propagation bed for my greenhouse. I’ve not made great use of it in previous years. This year I’m using it to extend my growing year. I’ve started some broad beans, radishes and lettuce on the heated bed to see how they do. It’s been a week now and…

Spring is on its way

January is over. January always feels longer than any other month in the year. How does it feel to you? The days are getting longer and the sun is pushing through the rain clouds. It’s still cold but it’s all the more tolerable with the sun on your back. The ground is fairly water logged…

Hearty warming food

Today has been one of those days when the sun doesn’t shine.  Here in the East of England I doesn’t feel like there has been a sunrise, it just became a lighter shade of grey with persistent rain.  It’s days like these which make winter a challenge and reminds me how much I like spring…

Looking after tools

Winter isn’t known as a time for growing but it does offer time to get prepared for next year.  If I’ve learnt anything about gardening its the more prepared you are, the easier things will be.  So this week I have been spending some time in my shed making sure my tools are ready for…

Checking on the Allotment

The cold has well and truly come to Norfolk and December is due to get even colder.  Since clearing up the allotment I have not been down to check on it and the last few things growing down there. The allotment is a very different place during the winter.  It is missing a sea of…

Autumn planning

Tidying has been the name of the game so far this autumn and I’ve filled up my garden waste bin several times over.  But now the beds are begging to clear and the soil is turned over, its time to have a think about what I could grow over the winter months. There are not…

Autumn Tidy

With summer behind me and autumn colours setting in, it’s time I had a tidy up in the garden.  A fair amount of plants and veg have either ended or close to ending and starting to die back.  The tomato plants are very close to the end of their productive year and the leaves on…

VLog 4 – Onions

I finally got round to finishing my latest Vlog to accompany my last blog.  This episode is all about onions.

Harvesting Onions

Today is the first major harvest of this year; onions.  I love to use onions in a lot of my cooking at home. They cost around £0.16 loose for white onions or £0.21 for a red onion at the local supermarket.  With the ability to store for 2-3 months and to have a crop up…

Not keeping up

Its amazing how life takes over and things slip.  Between work, trying to build a business and looking after my garden and allotment, I have not been able to keep up with posting.  So here is a quick catch up on a couple of Vlogs from earlier in the year.  I’ll follow up with a…