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How to sow no dig parsnips, carrots and other root veg

It’s spring and I am thinking of winter vegetables! Root vegetables are surprisingly easy to grow using no dig methods. Yesterday I sowed parsnips, carrots, radish, Hamburg parsley and scorzonera into a recently applied mulch of compost on top of my heavy clay allotment soil.

Back home

I had a great time on holidays, but it’s nice being home again too, especially now that spring is in the air!

How to make nasturtium salt & other nasturtium recipes

In my garden a bright jungle of colourful nasturtiums are rejoicing in the surprisingly warm sunshine-y October weather.  After a summer of taking their prolific spiciness for granted, I’m keen to preserve what I can before the weather turns colder….

On this harvest moon…

At this time of year, gathering food to store from my garden and allotment in the warm, golden light of the afternoons (weather permitting!!), I always think how for our ancestors this must have been a time of celebration, busy-ness and uncertainty – so much to harvest, prepare and preserve!