Wild Way Issue 1: Tomatoes

In this first issue I name my favourites tomatoes grown over the years, list those in…

How to grow organic tomatoes including heirloom tomatoes

Tomatoes sit atop everyone’s grow your own lists, and if they don’t, they should! Relatively easy…

How to grow organic rhubarb and cook it – the tastiest around!

I love rhubarb. I love its flavour and I love how easy it is to grow.…

How to grow organic purple sprouting broccoli and cook it

It wasn’t until I started growing my own vegetables I even clocked that purple sprouting broccoli…

Growing avocados in London

It’s been widely known that avocados can grow in London for decades, I’ve seen the trees…

Allotment Month 49: growing up

My fourth year on the allotment has whooshed by and during the very wet start to…

Allotment month 45: salad harvest, colourful potatoes and rainbow tomatoes

Yesterday I was busted sighing while hoeing weeds on my plot. I’d just mown everything and…

Grow your own, change YOUR world

I was reading the BBC’s seven charts on climate change article and one major thing scientists…

Outdoor mini aubergines for pots and containers in small spaces

Here I show you the small aubergine plants I’ve been growing in pots at home and…

Allotment Month 33: today is a good day

This was the best day on the allotment all year, a breeze and drizzle, the air…

Allotment month 32: cool as a cucurbit, hot as a herbal

2018 will go down as one of the most challenging years for gardeners, the freezing late…

Have you ever seen popcorn flowers?

The popcorn plants on my allotment are (later than normal) finally flowering and I thought I’d…

Allotment month 20: it’s in the flavour – new potatoes, carrots, Florence fennel, beetroot and more

Monty Don always says it’s important to pick only what you’re about to eat to reduce…

7 easy pickings for grow your own keenos

I’m being thrown head first heading into my second season on the allotment and this year,…

Designer Edibles 1: Peas (Pisum sativum ‘Meteor’)

I’m on a mission to grow as many different species and varieties of plants as possible…

It’s all grow in the Eden community garden

I’ve been really¬†lucky in recent months to be allowed to use a small 2 x 2m…

Pot’s Growing on in March 2015? Keeping seedlings alive and watching the world come to life

With the spring equinox (and a non-existent cloud hidden solar eclipse) done and dusted, Clapham is…

Veggies in the local community garden

I’m super excited right now because I have been very lucky and been given access to…