On The Allotment

April is one of the best months on the allotment for me; there are so many crops you can get sowing and planting, but you do have to be wise. On various occasions I have got myself a little bit too excited over the crops I can be sowing and never really gave it much planning or thought. At the time of harvesting I would…Read More

Veg Of The Month

April isn’t a month where a lot of harvesting happens; all you tend to do is sow and plant. So picking my Veg of the month has been a bit of a head scratcher, but I have found one; like lettuce, this crop can be grown and harvested pretty much, all year round. It is, of course the spinach vegetable. Everyone knows spinach, made popular…Read More

Veg Of The Month

March is a great time of year to begin to sow cabbage and that is why it is my Veg of Month this time round. What is even better about the mighty cabbage is that there are so many varieties to choose from. On the Notcutts Kitchen Garden page I found seven types to grow, which is fantastic. From Cabbage Cilion to Savoy Famosa and…Read More

Veg Of The Month

This month I have chosen the mighty Radish as my Veg of the Month. The reason why? Well, they are an easy to grow and fast maturing vegetable, they are brilliant when growing between slow crops such as leeks, making them ideal for small plots and allotments. A smart tip when wanting to harvest the radish is to get it out while it is still…Read More

Veg Of The Month

My veg of the month for January is normally perceived as a fruit, normally eaten as a desert. However, as the growing fruit are not eaten it is categorised as a vegetable. The rhubarb is one of my favourites. Since I was a child rhubarb and custard sweets were my favourite sweets and rhubarb crumble always went down well with me at tea time. It…Read More