It was time to cut off the last of the chillis today. These are a variety of Rocoto chilli called ‘Alberto’s Locoto’ from the Real Seed Company. They do ripen […]
These are the Gladiator parsnips I picked this morning, oven-roasted with Maestro carrots and rosemary. Not exactly a recipe, but delicious and very moreish.
For the first time, I’m trying proper seed saving. Having first checked that it isn’t a hybrid variety, which wouldn’t work, I let a Marketmore cucumber grow to the point […]
Picked the first parsnips of 2013 this morning. They’re the ‘Gladiator’ variety. Being an F1 hybrid, it had the promise to grow well but I was a little worried about […]
Pulses can be so delicious and versatile, it’s a shame that yields are quite small per plant. I had a good twelve or so dwarf french bean plants on the […]
A week ago I picked most of the grapes from our two vines. With a plan to put them through the Magimix juicer, I was pleased to get quite a […]
I’ve not really tried growing anything over winter before, but saw some reasonably priced onion sets a couple of weeks ago. They were a Japanese variety, specially suited to surviving […]