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Tasty shoots – micro greens by another name!

Tasty shoots – micro greens by another name!We are in the middle of winter, with a garden too wet to trundle about in.  So it must be time to select new seeds, but what of the old ones, all those half used packets or ideas that seem great in the catalogs but never moved from the drawing board.  The answer is some […]

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Winter salad

Winter saladI have to say almost your only chance now is that good old favourite cress, which I always consider is the best thing to happen to an egg sandwich, and surely everybody knows the routine with damp kitchen paper and how to coincide with a planting of its fiery companion mustard (its quicker growing so […]

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Jerusalem !

Jerusalem !No, not the hymn, but the artichoke. This plant has many hidden virtues to commend itself. It originated from North America, is a member of the sunflower family, and at one time in the early 17th century was even more popular than potatoes. The virtues first: It is excellent for screening, growing up to 10ft […]

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Safety in onions

onionsets-indoors-1024×768You’ve heard of the saying “safety in numbers”, well here’s the onion version. Back in October, we sowed several rows of red and yellow onion sets and yet had some left over. Rather than throw them out, we sowed them in modules for overwintering in the greenhouse. They will come in handy to fill any […]

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Something for a cold winter’s day

Something for a cold winter’s dayWell the days have drawn in. Its grey, cold and damp not the kind of conditions to be out in the garden, as the rain excesses of last Sunday start draining away. So here’s something that can be grown on the window sill, that takes only a modest amount of time each day, and whats […]

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