My first steps into rediscovering the natural world were growing a few containers of edible plants at my old house in London. Since then I’ve taken up an allotment plot here on the Isle of Man and have continued growing herbs and other plants in pots at home. I love watching the process of seed to plant to harvest but I’ll admit I especially love the harvesting part! I hope I’ll never lose the child-like excitement of digging up potatoes or picking fresh strawberries.
Below is a selection of popular posts in Gardening but please browse through posts on my Allotment, Gardening tips, and All Gardening for even more.
Popular Posts in Gardening
The cooler days of Autumn are perfect for growing leafy greens like spinach and lettuce. Learn about the other thirteen recommended veggies that you can grow alongside them and keep yourself in veggies right up to the first frost. Bonus – all on this list are ideal for growing in containers!
Elaine from a Woman of the Soil wrote this fantastic piece for Lovely Greens on gardening on a budget. In it she shares some of her tricks including using budget seed, using upcycled pots and ‘cloches’, container gardening, and more. If you’re looking to produce as much veg as possible on a tight budget then you’ll want to read this post.
Honeybees are the only bee that’s active all year round…even in the dead of winter! Learn how to create the best foraging environment for them in your garden and allotment and help keep their numbers up. It’s said that one in every three mouthfuls of food is dependent on honeybee pollination and I’ll bet you want your own green beans and tomatoes pollinated too!