In A Pickle

I do get a bit envious of gardeners with a sizeable vegetable plot. I never seem to have enough of a harvest of anything to think about preserving. Before the invention of refrigerators, people knew how to preserve produce and other foods. Seasonal meant just that, with much of the staple produce locally grown. Sweet … More In A Pickle

Racing Through Time

Although this years’ plants haven’t quite come to an end, it is still time to be looking and planning ahead. Gardening catalogues are dropping through the letter box, emails are filling up, with the seed and plant suppliers’ race to get the customers first. Sadly it may be my last year of growing tomatoes, I … More Racing Through Time

Wishful Thinking

Plants already in the greenhouse, which will hopefully produce fruit next year are the Pepino, Ivy Gourd and Cassabanana. They didn’t produce anything this year but it may have been my own fault. I didn’t know what to expect with them. Ivy Gourd and Cassabanana are vigorous climbers but I kept them in small pots … More Wishful Thinking

A Taste Of Harvest

The Lilac Bell peppers are ripening up nicely and are an interesting, colourful addition to a salad, but I always feel that being a small space gardener doesn’t really produce great quantities of anything, except tomatoes. Tomatoes are my main crop and grow happily in the greenhouse. Happily for me at least. I know where they … More A Taste Of Harvest

Small Talk

I am more than happy to promote growing produce for the table. We don’t all have acres of land, in fact it could be the biggest area of soil you have is a window box. That doesn’t matter in the least, if you want to grow something fresh. There are a number of conveniently-sized vegetables … More Small Talk

Blooming Marvellous

Just when I thought the garden was nearing the end of its summer days, the purple-podded peas have got a new lease of life and have started blooming and producing again. I am so glad I didn’t pull out the peas when I thought that was the last I would see of them this year. … More Blooming Marvellous