sowing

What to sow in February

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

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!

My polytunnel in early March

Usually the end of February and early March heralds a dramatic increase of activity in the greenhouse – but the unusually cold weather means last week was more about snowing than sowing!