small scale homesteading

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!

The surprising abundance of January!

A recent discussion on Twitter about homegrown harvests in January, has inspired me to write a blog about all of the lovely homegrown veggies I am cooking in my kitchen. January may be a long, dark cold month but there’s still a lot of homegrown deliciousness. With planning, and some growing space, you could be …

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Last blog of 2019

It’s the last day of 2019 …. didn’t that pass quickly? I’m sure there are things on my “to do” list from February that I’m still meaning to get round to!

Roast squash salad with paprika tahini dressing

A nourishing, flavourful salad, autumn on a plate! I used Uchiki Kuri squash for this – easy to grow, sweet, nutty and you can eat the skin – but any firm fleshed squash or pumpkin is fine.

How to make a veganic no dig garden

How to grow using no dig methods veganically, also known as “stock free”, without animal manures or other animal derived inputs.