Photo Mission: Annual Veg Show

Our local village is celebrating the centenary of its annual flower show – and I’m planning to enter. I’m not sure what I’ll enter yet, it could be a vegetable or possibly some fruit, or even ‘a Floral Arrangement in a Wine Glass’, or I may convince Jackson to do an ‘Animal Using Veg, Fruit […]

Cabbage White Caterpillars

This is what Cabbage White caterpillars look like when left to their own devices. I thought I had squished all of the eggs on my young Cabbages, Broccoli and Kale plants, but no. Apparently, this little clutch of siblings had evaded my thumb. I found them munching through this leaf and promptly nipped it off. […]

When is a Pear Ready to Pick?

My Pear’s are nearly ready to be picked. They should be ready in late August or early September and I know that I should really pick them when they are unripe and ripen them indoors for the best results. The trick is knowing when to harvest them, even though they are still unripe. Here are […]

Mini Summer Harvest

This is what I harvested from my garden last night. A clutch of green Tomatoes. I had forgotton to stake one of my plants and the top fell over and snapped so I had to cut it off. But that’s okay because I’ve been looking for an excuse to make more Green Tomato Chutney for […]

Announcing UK Veg Gardeners

I’m very excited to finally be able to let you know about a little project I’ve been working on with some other vegetable garden bloggers here in the UK. It’s a new community site called UK Veg Gardeners. I have been thinking for many months that while it’s great to have lots of different blogs […]

First Autumn Raspberries

I picked a few of the first Autumn Raspberries today. They were amazing! I copied Harry Dodson’s way of harvesting them from the ‘Victorian Kitchen Garden’ DVD by picking a few leaves and putting them in a wooden box. A bit of overkill I think for the size of harvest, but still, it made it […]

How To Grow Potatoes for Christmas Day

I’m attempting to grow some Potatoes for Christmas Day. I had heard that it was possible but I’ve never tried it before. I’ve done some research so I’ll tell you what I know but with the proviso that I’m not speaking from experience here, just hearsay. Firstly, you need to buy a solid second-early variety like Maris […]

Planting Out Broccoli

It’s getting to that time of year again, when you start to think about (gulp) next year’s harvest. It’s time to plant out over-wintering Brassicas like Broccoli, Kale and Winter Cabbage. The seedlings should be pretty sturdy before planting out and they’ll need protecting against Cabbage Whites still. But come the first frosts they should be strong […]

My Tiny Garden House

One lucky little boy has a new Garden House at My Tiny Plot. I was saving the space under the deck to make a fern garden or rockery one of these days. But honestly, I’m not that into non-edibles and I’ve been stalling with this project like a schoolboy avoiding homework. It seemed like a […]