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Onions, Spring onions & Chives

Posted on 3 May 2022 by Vicki Stevenson

Onions Onions are easy to grow from sets (immature onion bulbs) which are widely available. In 2020, I took part in a "mulch for onions" experiment run by Garden Organic […]

Grow your ownUrban Farming


Posted on 25 March 2022 by Vicki Stevenson

Cucumbers have taken me several attempts to get a good crop.  For years I’ve bought seeds, nurtured seedlings, planted them in pots or bags in my greenhouse and got one […]

Grow your ownUrban Farming

Winter Harvest

Posted on 15 March 2022 by Vicki Stevenson

Root crops are a staple of winter harvest! In 2021, I planted parsnips (an old favourite) but I also tried salsify and scorzonera. Unfortunately, I struggled to get scorzonera to […]

Grow your ownUrban Farming

Tiger nuts / Chufa / Earth Almonds

Posted on 11 February 2022 by Vicki Stevenson

Tiger nuts were a new crop for me in 2021! I had ordered some for myself and a friend. They arrived in May and my own plants went into an […]

Oca Giggles!

Oca Giggles!

Posted on 24 January 2022 by Vicki Stevenson

You could easily think I'm insane starting a blog about plants in winter.  It's usually not the best season for plants and probably not one that you associate with harvesting.  […]