What I’m sowing in January 2019

With Christmas Day almost over and with the shortest day of the year behind us, it’s time to start thinking about the new year.  In the past few years I have waited until the start of spring to sow seeds but this year I am determined to start sooner.  Its a shame to see the…

Surviving the Mid Winter Blues

  Here in the East of England we are mid way through the winter and can bring on a case of the blues if you are not careful.  The wind has changed direction and, rather than bringing warm air from the south, we have cold air from the north blowing in from the North Sea.  …

Getting on with January Tasks

Before the end of the month I need to make sure I am top of my January tasks for the month.  Top of the list for this weekend is to improve my soil quality.  Last year I extended my main bed by removing turf.  I didn’t add any goodness back into the soil at that…

A start of a new year.

January.  What can I say about January?  It’s cold, damp and my garden is a mess. Although, January can mean something more.  A new year, a time to start something new, plan the next 12 months and almost taste the salads, roots and berries I will pull, dig and pluck from my garden. This year…