What is your favourite home-grown vegetable? Kale is mine for sure! Dead easy to grow from seed to plant, hardy as anything, heavy cropping, versatile to eat, freezable, and right up there with the healthiest and most nutritious of plants on the planet. Hail to the kale!
Here is a method for germinating seeds on paper towels in the home or under cover outside that is clean, cheap, easy, and very efficient.
The weather’s warming up and it’s time to properly crack on with growing food!! Here’s a handy list of things to do in the garden in March.
All you need to know about sprouting Alfalfa on paper towels for a super quick, clean, nutritious, cheap, and easy indoor food supply.
List of edible plants according to the levels of sunlight required for crops to grow well. Put your plants in the right spots of your garden.
You don’t have to build or buy raised beds! There are various reasons for and against using raised beds, but don’t think they are essential. You can grow very well straight into ground and many prefer it.
FODMAP-high foods can cause severe digestive discomfort in many people, so it’s good to know which are FODMAP high and low foods.
Good preparation early in the year is vital for growing loads of wonderful food. Spring is in sight! Lots of jobs in the garden in February.
Here is a super simple way to convert lawns into veg beds and be quickly growing food. All you need is cardboard and organic matter.
How to grow new fruit bushes such as gooseberries, blackcurrants, whitecurrants and redcurrants very easily and for free from cuttings.
All you need to know about How to grow Potatoes from chitting the Seed Potatoes in February to starting harvesting your first earlies in June.
All you need to know about Sprouting Chia Seeds on Paper Towels. A clean and easy indoor food supply of these super nutritious seeds.
Gillian Alexander is at ease with what is and reflects on the pleasure and nutrition she harvests from her tasty weeds and self-seeding vegetables.
Victoria Harvey looks back fondly on the five-year transformation of her new build garden and how 2020 lockdown kickstarted it into an abundant organic food garden.
Christine Battiston explains the planning and preparation that goes into her food garden and the satisfaction and joy that comes from it.
Linda Lovatt looks back on 16 years of developing her garden and her food growing skills and the fun she has had with her family doing it!
Up until a year ago Katrina Malone had never even considered growing her own food. Now she’s a ‘proper gardener’ and has plans for a bumper harvest in 2021!
Carole George describes how she got into growing her own organic food in 2020 and the pleasure she has reaped from her garden.
Sandra Bossowska looks back on 2020 and describes how she turned her lawn into an abundant organic food garden.
Sandy Brown reminisces on lockdown and the time she has spent in her garden growing food with her 21 year old son.
The next in the series of Autumn Foraging posts from Scrubland Scavenger. This time we are out Foraging For Haws from the humble Hawthorn.
The next in the series of Autumn Foraging posts from Scrubland Scavenger. This time we are out Foraging For Rowan Berries.
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.
The next in the series of Autumn Foraging posts from Scrubland Scavenger. This time we are out Foraging For Sloes from Blackthorn bushes.