Category Archives: Food growing for thought

Empty windowsills

May is the season of empty windowsills. Every surface in the house that’s within reach of daylight has been crammed full of plant pots and seed trays for weeks. Now these hundreds of young plants and seedlings have been given … Continue reading

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April rhythm

Another April almost over. All our potatoes are finally in the ground. The rows are probably a bit wonky, as ever. But we are into our stride. We’ve caught up with April’s rhythm. And I’m stepping on quietly through another … Continue reading

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What did they do with all those radishes?

I had my reservations about whether to watch The Big Allotment Challenge, the latest programme on the BBC’s list of attempts to recycle the Great British Bake Off format. The muddy patches and aching limbs that I come home with … Continue reading

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A tale of two trouser legs

A tale of two trouser legs (featuring 39 paper cranes and 97 curious tomatoes). Continue reading

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Is it Spring yet?

Spring is… A). The day your first tomato seedling pokes its head gently through the surface of the compost in a little corner of a propagator on your bathroom floor – but is it really Spring, or just the underfloor … Continue reading

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Feeling blue

I made potato salad for our Potato Day on Saturday, using Salad Blue potatoes. It was just to show people that these funny looking spuds are still a proper potato, tasting like a potato. Apparently this colourful crop is full … Continue reading

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Potato blight, potato bright

I’m  starting to think that our trips to Saltaire for our annual purchase of seed potatoes are somehow, well, cursed. Perhaps we should have known that we were in for more trouble this year when Monica, who had offered to … Continue reading

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