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Posted on 8 September 2023 by Vicki Stevenson

Potatoes are well known as a culinary mainstay in several cultures (starting with the Incas from 8000BC) which is probably because there’s so many ways of cooking them!  The nutritional […]

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Cherries, Raspberries, Rhubarb & Strawberries (June / July harvests)

Posted on 4 August 2022 by Vicki Stevenson

Cherry Cherry trees are one of the earliest blossoms and would be welcome in my garden if only for their beauty in spring time!  The early blossom makes them a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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.  […]