Temperatures are significantly down, the clocks have gone back and the days are drawing to a close early. But there are still loads of things to plant, harvest, and do in the garden in November, including our most important job of the year – feeding the soil!
Lots of things to do in the garden in October! Lots to harvest, much to sow and plant and important preparations for the coming year.
Here is a really simple and relatively low-in-sugar recipe for Damson Jam. Damsons are more bitter than other plums but make great jam.
Here is a Sloe Gin alternative courtesy of northern Spain: a classic Basque drink called Patxaran. It is similar to sloe gin but made with Anise rather than Gin.
Here is a simple guide explaining which vegetables to sow in the autumn. The main growing season may be drawing to a close, but now is a good time to get crops going for picking during the winter months.
It’s the last few weeks of summer but there are still many things to do in the garden in September with lots of plants to sow for the winter and lots of great fruit, vegetables, and herbs to harvest and enjoy!
The days are getting shorter but there is still time to get seeds and plants in the ground and lots more things to do in the garden in August. This is the time of year to appreciate and reflect upon all your hard work and give yourself a well deserved pat on the back, no matter how successful your harvest has been.
All sorts of fruit, vegetables and herbs are ready for eating and long days to enjoy the garden. Lots of things to do in the garden in July!
Herbs are very easy to grow and as well as being wonderful to cook with, also make medicinal, tasty, fragrant infusions that are better for us than shop-bought bags or leaves and free once you have your plants. Let’s take a look at some of the different homegrown teas we can enjoy in the UK.
Ultra easy Nutella-style Hazelnut Spread Recipe that you can make in minutes. Great way to use hazelnuts that grow so well in the UK.
Let’s take a look at edible and inedible parts of plants that we typically grow in our gardens and allotments to ensure that we are making maximum use of our crops and avoiding plant parts that can poison us.
To function healthily our bodies require a balance of proteins, vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates (sugar, starch and fibre), fats, and water. In this article we take a look at the importance of dietary fibre and high-fibre foods we can grow in our gardens and allotments.
There is a lot of talk these days about carbohydrates. Here we will analyse what exactly is a carbohydrate and what are the healthy carbohydrates we can source from our UK gardens and allotments.
Here is a simple, tasty and nutritious Broad Bean Hummus Recipe. If you haven’t tried Broad Bean Hummus before, DO! Beautiful taste, dead easy to make and a refreshing alternative to regular chickpea hummus.
Nuts are wonderful sources of protein, complex carbohydrates, fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and there are some great nuts we can grow in the UK. They make tasty, ready-to-go snacks, are used in spreads, plant milks, cheeses and ice cream, and can be incorporated into both sweet and savoury dishes.
Here is a really simple seasonal recipe for Rhubarb Crumble. Rhubarb is a hardy perennial that is so easy to grow year after year and there is a long harvest between April and August. Everyone should have a rhubarb patch! And everyone should have a recipe for Rhubarb Crumble and Rhubarb Jam!!
As soon as you start growing your own food you are on the way to saving lots of money, but here are some money saving tips for growers to help you grow efficiently and successfully.
Here is a very simple, very tasty, nutritious, Parsnip Cake Recipe. Parsnip cake has a similar moist texture to carrot cake and just as yummy!
Grow your own antioxidants with this list of plants that are high in antioxidants and can be grown in gardens and allotments in the UK.
Here is a very simple dandelion honey recipe that I use every spring. Technically it is dandelion syrup as there are no bees involved to make the honey, but it does taste and look a lot like regular honey.