Tag Archive: backyard food production

Saving the Apple crop!

This morning I went for my normal weekly stroll around the garden to formulate my “To Do “ list for the weekend. Fortunately the first thing I found was a couple of issues… Continue reading

Growing Spring Onions all year.

It can be a bit confusing when talking about spring onions (or are they shallots or are they scallions) as there are lots of small onions with lots of different names, but when… Continue reading

Harvesting and using your Asparagus crop

Spring = Asparagus. I love spring for the fact that it is asparagus season. It is a luxury vegetable that I look forward to each year. It has a relatively short harvest time,… Continue reading

Preparing for spring and summer planting-growing seedlings

So this week’s blog will wrap up my series on getting prepared for spring planting. We have our seeds in hand and our beds prepared, so with just a small amount of time… Continue reading

How to Grow Asparagus

Asparagus crowns are in the nurseries and hardware shops at the moment, so it seems a good time to look at both the planting and maintenance of Asparagus. They are one of the… Continue reading

How to Grow Organic Onions

It is the time of year to be thinking about getting ready to plant your onions. All onions need to be grown in full sun with well-drained, fertile soil and some added organic… Continue reading

Sprouting seeds and growing micro greens inside this winter.

I have decided to have a go at growing my own sprouts and micro greens. Why? A few reasons: Firstly I love the flavour and crunchiness of sprouts and although micro greens are… Continue reading

Autumn the Ideal time for Planting Broccoli!

Broccoli would have to be one of my favourite vegetables to grow, not only because it is tasty and nutritious, with many uses in the kitchen, but also because it is so productive.… Continue reading

How to make Beetroot Relish

  I like to grow beetroot all year round by planting around 20 seeds a month. Now this normally allows enough for everyday salads, roasting and juicing, but every so often I get… Continue reading

How to Grow Potatoes in Autumn

This is is my latest crop of potatoes- Dutch creams and Ruby Lou. Just delicious. Now is the time to think about planting an autumn crop. Mostly people only think about planting potatoes in… Continue reading