I did a sunburst pattern a few years ago in my garden in the UK. I had a lot of fun doing it, but to be honest it was a bit tame. Just a few Lettuce in a diagonal pattern. In the past I’ve done diamond patterns on my allotment and zig-zag patterns too. This […]
I’ve been enjoying lots and lots of fresh greens from my greenhouse over the past month. There’s really nothing better than cutting a colander full of leaves and eating them right away. But the Rocket (Arugula) has started to go to seed and is coming to the end of its usefulness. So I sowed some […]
I decided to chop in around half of the Crimson Clover cover crop that I sowed back in the Autumn (the Rye grass didn’t germinate – probably sowed it too late). It has grown really well and while I would love to see it flower I think that leaving all of it to flower might […]
A few weeks ago I started a garden diary. I’ve been reading Beth Chatto’s Garden Notebook, a book that was comprised using planting notes from her garden diary. She made simple entries like ‘sowed seed of Salvia, Victoria Blue undercover’ etc. And I have decided to do the same. I suppose this blog is a […]
I’m so excited about this coming season. I can’t stop thinking about all the things that are starting to grow and the plans I have for the kitchen garden. I’m most excited about planting some patterned beds and seeing if I can make it work the way I imagine it in my head!
Every year I like to try at least one new Lettuce variety (sometimes two, or three). This year I’ll be trying this one, it’s a romaine crispy type called Garnet Rose. I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a romaine this red before so I’m quite excited about it. For me, trying new stuff is what […]
I’ve been meaning to sow some Micro Greens for these past couple of years and have either just forgotten or been engrossed in growing enough Lettuce to sink a small ship. But since I already have a nice collection of greens growing away in the greenhouse (Rocket, Corn Salad, Pak Choi and Lettuce leaves) I […]
I’m potting on, yes it’s that time of year here. I sowed some Cabbage (Parel) and some Kale (Red Russian) a few weeks ago and they are already at the two true leaf stage. So I started to pot them on. I always find that there is an explosion of small pots in the greenhouse […]