Growing potatoes is good fun. Unlike beans or tomatoes that are out and proud, spuds are shy and shrouded in mystery. Until you dig them up you don’t know how good your crop is. This week I dug up my one row of potatoes and I’m delighted with my 25kg of lovely Desiree spuds. Keep reading
It’s been ages since I posted a recipe, but this one for Zucchini & Corn Fritters has been on high-rotate in the kitchen this summer and is too yummy not to share. We have an abundance of zucchini (as per every summer!) so I’m always looking for new ways to use them. It also uses some of my delicious fresh corn and herbs from the garden. If you don’t like chilli, leave it out, I just like the red colour and zing. If you overdo it, make a cooling dip by grating some fresh cucumber and mixing with greek yoghurt and some fresh mint and garlic. YUM!
I planted my first crop of garlic way back in March and have been faithfully weeding and waiting (im)patiently for the bulbs to form. After 8 long months in the ground, I harvested last month and my clothes rack is now draped with nearly 100 bulbs of garlic drying out for storage. Consider yourself issued with a perpetual garlic breath warning… Keep reading
Broad beans are probably the most high-maintenance crop I grow. They are in the ground around eight months, you have to build frames just to keep them standing upright, and they are labour intensive to prepare. Weirdly, I put up with all this because I think they are worth the effort! Keep reading
Most veggies in my garden are annuals – I sow seed, enjoy the harvest, pull them out once they are past their best and start again with something new. The only exceptions to that (so far!) are asparagus and rhubarb, wonderful perennials that you plant once and enjoy harvesting for years. This Spring they are both in fine form. Keep reading