How to Grow Potatoes: Spring in the Kitchen Garden

How to Grow Potatoes: Spring in the Kitchen Garden
If you’re in the Northern hemisphere, now is the time to get seed potatoes in the ground so that they have time to mature by late summer/early autumn. With that in mind, I thought now… View Post

Pumpkin Spice: How to Add Orange to Your Home and Wardrobe

Pumpkin Spice: How to Add Orange to Your Home and Wardrobe
Autumn is here, and for me, nothing says Autumn like orange. From decorating the house with squash to keeping warm in golden-hued knitwear, finding ways to add orange to your home and wardrobe couldn’t be… View Post

Success with No-dig Spuds

Success with No-dig Spuds
For the sheer, childlike delight of ferreting around in the warm damp earth for signs of success, there is nothing more satisfying than growing potatoes. Certainly for me, they have always been a simple and… View Post

Codling moth and toffee apple steamed pudding: Tree Following August 2023

Codling moth and toffee apple steamed pudding: Tree Following August 2023
I thought wormy apples were just an inevitability, but it seems they are probably caused by codling moth (in our case any way). We may not be able to get rid of them but by… View Post

How to Use Windfall Apples: Toffee Apple Steamed Pudding Recipe

How to Use Windfall Apples: Toffee Apple Steamed Pudding Recipe
We eat a lot of apples but our dessert apple tree ripens early, and they don’t store well. We also have a problem with codling moth, which means many apples drop early and with the… View Post