Tag Archive: Grow Your Own

Introducing the ‘Life Cycle’ Series For Growing Your Own {With Kids}

Over my years of growing food, I have learnt two things about the planting/seedling phases: You won’t remember what you planted, and need to write durable labels. If you’re planting with kids, what comes out of the ground might not be what you thought you were putting in. Last year I spent a lot of time trying …

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How To Get Rid of Aphids

Along with my allotment, I am also growing a number of salad greens such as rocket and spinach and kale on two windowsills in my living room. One of the windowsills has pots with spinach and kale, and for some or other reason, the plants on this windowsill are over run by aphids! The other …

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Grow Your Own Harvest: June

I honestly wasn’t expecting a huge harvest from our allotment this month. We only started planting two months ago, and the weather hasn’t been great. And despite a huge amount of work, it being our first season in this new plot… well, I wasn’t overly hopeful. But, as it turns out, the ground is fertile, …

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Our New Allotment

Two months ago we received a plot on the local allotment. Our plot was rather overgrown, but we had one bed ready to use and another hidden under a mountain of plastic, rocks and broken glass! Here’s our new allotment journey! I decided to start with the existing bed, and go from there, so I planted …

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Simple Easy Stuffed Courgette / Zucchini Flowers

I love Courgette Flowers (Zucchini Flowers). There’s something about them that just makes me think of long summer days in Italy… maybe because the first time we ate them was in Varazze Italy and a few days later on a long lazy afternoon in Rome. Some years ago we were camping in Switzerland but the …

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