Impatience and Distraction

These are my two big failings as a gardener, and I was thinking about them today as I realised we'd lost the redcurrants after harvesting only a handful of early ones. A few days ago, the main redcurrant tree was full of lovely redcurrants. Now it is empty. And the reason it's empty is because... Continue Reading →

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An Overdue Update – What’s Been Going On at Nantymeillion?

Sorry it's been a while since my last post. After I promised faithfully to blog more I promptly dropped off the face of the Internet. Partly this is due to connection problems at the Meddwl Coed house which have since been resolved, and partly because I've been just too darn tired with all the fresh... Continue Reading →

Making Room For Mushrooms!

Ever since Chris and I did an intensive three-day mushroom cultivation course at Feed Bristol we've been determined to grow some mushrooms of our own. Particularly winecaps, which grow well on most substrates (the substrate is the substance you grow mushrooms on, so coffee grounds, an old log, a pile of goat poo etc) and... Continue Reading →

Adventures in Food – Nasturtium Jelly

Nasturtiums are one of my favourite flowers to grow. They're easy, don't need much fussing over, they're very attractive, make good companion plants and you can eat almost every part of them - what's not to like? Nasturtium leaves can be used in salads or just eaten while mooching around the allotment - they have... Continue Reading →

Trouble with Tomatoes

As you might know from this previous post, I struggle with growing tomatoes. Which is annoying, because they're one of my favourite foods and I eat them all the time, and it would be really handy if I could grow my own. This year they have grown bigger and had seemed to be doing better,... Continue Reading →

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