Garden

The composting adventure and our new bin

It feels like forever ago when we first posted a blog about our switch over to the more compact hotbin system. We’d had a standard palet bay for ages and didn’t really think composting was anything people were interested in, but when we started trying out one of the new […]

An August pepper update from the greenhouse

I’m going to blow the suspense by making the intro to this paragraph the conclusion you are all waiting on. The new variety of peppers I’m growing, “King of the North” is a romping success. There I said it. So you may not want to join us in the greenhouse […]

Shade in the greenhouse

Shading the greenhouse is commonplace in warmer sunnier climes, but as I’ve said. It’s not something I’ve ever even thought about, because, well… I’ve never seen sunlight strong enough to cause my plants any problems. However, this year the weather has been all over the place. So you may not […]

Eat, Sow, Grow: July in our vegetable garden

July is awesome. Not just cause it’s party month (my birthday and our wedding anniversary) but because July is usually the month of abundance in the vegetable garden with beetroot, courgettes, peas, blueberries, strawberries, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and loads more. This year has been a tad more exciting than […]