homesteading

What to sow in February

Every year I look forward to Valentine’s Day – not for romantic reasons but for leafy ones! Because this is an excellent time to start your sowings for the year.

Autumnal update from my no dig garden

Whoosh! That was October… didn’t that fly by? And here we are in early November, the first frosts making the garden sparkle in early morning sunlight, turning frost tender plants such as nasturtiums to mush. It has been raining an awful lot too! 

Midsummer no dig allotment and garden

It’s early July in my no dig garden, and I am loving the daily fruity harvests of raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, gooseberries and redcurrants. Whitecurrants are almost ready to pick and cherries soon too, protected from birds by enviromesh, pegged securely to the tree.

Earth Day

Yesterday was Earth Day 2020, a time for thinking about nature and our planet. No dig gardening is an earth inspired way of growing which protects the soil, soil life and environment. There’s been a phenomenal increase in interest in no dig gardening, which is fantastic!