Can You Relax in Your Garden?

How much time do you spend doing this in your garden? Not much I’ll wager. I reckon I spend less than 2% of my time in the garden relaxing. We as gardeners are doomed to toil. I can’t sit still for more than two minutes together. Chances are I will see a weed that needs […]

Peas Are Fab Aren’t They?

Home-grown Peas. You really can’t beat them. I love the way the plant itself is so fresh and green. It’s the very epitome of Spring. The leaves are intricate and interesting. And catch the light beautifully. The flowers are small and pearly white and hide from view like they’re shy of something. And then one […]

How to Plant Leeks

I was looking back through the archives and I don’t think I’ve ever done anything on how I plant Leeks. So, since I planted some this week I think now’s the time. Firstly, I sowed some Leek seeds in modules in early Spring. They were in the coldframe but for the last month or so […]

Weird Looking Geraniums

I thought I’d post this photo of some strange looking Geraniums that I have in my garden. They are one of the few things that are not edible, cuttable or useful in any way but they are pretty. They were in the garden when we moved into the house and I saved a small plant […]

Time to Pull Up The Spinach

The Spinach has had it. I knew it would happen. It was one of the first things I sowed in early Spring and has been happily producing these past few months. But Spinach doesn’t last forever. It’s one of those cool weather plants that really just gives up when the weather heats up. It’s started […]

More Basil Than I’ll Ever Need

This year I’ve decided I’m going to have more Basil than I’ll ever need. Hey if you have extra you can always make Pesto right? I didn’t have nearly enough last year so this time I’m over compensating. I sowed this little clutch about three weeks ago. I have another two lots in the garden […]

Good Growing Guides

I just love these little Growing Guides from Fennel & Fern. They are pocket-sized cards that give you a quick-reference guide to growing popular vegetables like, Sweetcorn, Broccoli, Tomatoes and Chard. There are 26 in all and they are free to download. Much better than carrying around heavy gardening books. What a great idea!

How to Grow Chillies

I don’t tend to grow Chillies here at My Tiny Plot. Firstly, because I don’t have a greenhouse and secondly because I’m not a huge fan of spicy food. So I was very happy when the Chilli King offered to write a short post on how to grow Chillies. And here it is: Growing Chilli […]

Full to the Brim!

I took this photo today of a corner of my garden that I’m particularly proud of. Every single patch of earth is used up (which doesn’t happen very often as you harvest and replace) – the layering effect really works, I think. In the foreground on the left are my Oakleaf Lettuce, then a row […]

Free Tickets to Gardeners’ World Live

I’ve been offered two free tickets to Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC in Birmingham, 16th – 20th June, but I can’t make it :( So the tickets are up for grabs. They’re yours if you agree to take some lovely photos, and write a short piece on the show for My Tiny Plot. Please […]