Blight is a common disease that affects potatoes and tomatoes. It is a serious problem which is more or less endemic in the UK. It has affected my potatoes every year recently, and needs thought and prompt action to avoid losing your crop.
This time of year can be a low point for garden vegetables: the winter stores are used up and early spring planting yet to … read more
A juicy handful of berries: red gooseberries, white and black currents. They glow with an inner light that only really fresh food has. Of course they tasted incredible too!
A fine crop of onions. The annual crop usually lasts us from harvest until April the following year, depending on how well they store. … read more
This was the first melon we had from the greenhouse in August 2009. It was exceptionally sweet and perfumed – absolutely delicious. So much better than shop bought ones. Over the next five weeks we had a total of 8 or 9 melons from three vines.