Category Archives: Allotments & Growing
We All Love Knobbly Vegetables

  There was, a long time ago, a programme on BCC television called ‘That’s Life’ and everybody’s main memory of…

How To Make Pickled Gherkins

  This recipe is easy and allows you to process cucumbers, a jar full at a time, so that you…

How To Make Courgette or Marrow Marmalade / Jam

  I was first introduced to this wonderful golden recipe as courgette jam but the lemon, and especially the lemon…

Courgette or Marrow Wine

  This is a follow on recipe from my courgette/marrow marmalade recipe and makes use of the excess liquid generated…

Harvesting Yeast From The Wild

  It’s easy to harvest wild yeast and to make your own yeast culture, for brewing or for baking, or…

Emails in July – Plant Pot Diary

A collection of one liners extracted from emails, during July, to grower friends around the country, as we compare notes,…

The Spiraliser and Me

  I was talking about the annual, and imminent, onslaught of courgettes to an allotment friend as I pruned a…

An email in June – Plant Pot Diary

  A collection of one liners sent in emails, in June, to grower friends around the country, as we compare…

Too Much Rhubarb?

  How to make good use of any amount of rhubarb, without any waste. I have several rhubarb plants which…

Stinkhorn fungus (phallus impudicus)

  Yes Stinkhorn! Otherwise know as phallus impudicus, which seems to love growing on a dry sandy river bank on…

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