If you grow your own fruit and vegetables, you will always have a glut. One of the easiest ways to store and keep your glut fresh, is by freezing it. However, not everything is suitable for freezing. Lettuce, radish, kale and cucumber are just a few things that aren’t suitable for the freezer. (more…)
Courgettes and marrows are technically the same fruit, however marrows are left on the plant to grow for longer. They are a prolific cropper and you will always end up with more than you can eat. They are also easy to grow and look after, making them perfect for a beginner. (more…)
December marks the beginning of winter and the darkest of days. However the coldest weather normally comes late January/early February, so you’ve still got time to catch up on those winter jobs. (more…)
Drying fruit is a simple but effective way of preserving them, allowing you to use them over a period of a few weeks or months. The key in preserving fruit this way is to ensure all moisture has gone. Any moisture left over could allow mould to develop. One simple way of drying fruit is to oven dry them. (more…)
The nights are drawing in and the days are getting colder. Thankfully there isn’t much to do on the plot at this time of year, so if you’ve got any projects or changes you want to make, now is the time to do it. (more…)
October marks the start of the cooler weather with some frosts later in the month. Your tender crops should now be harvested leaving you with your hardier, overwintering crops. October is a great month to start your preparation for the next growing season.
September marks the end of the summer, most of your crops are either finished or due to be harvested. That doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do on the plot. If you’re lucky, you might have an Indian summer with clear blue skies, giving you chance to get ready for winter. (more…)
Trawling through YouTube the other day, I spotted a video on how to dismantle a wooden pallet. Having done this a few weeks ago, this method seems to be a lot easier than what I was doing.
If anyone has any other useful tips for dismantling a pallet, I’d like to hear them. Email me at hamesy202 at gmail dot com
Leeks are a winter staple. They are hardy plants and require very little attention apart from watering in dry weather. They do however, like a sheltered spot with well-drained soil. (more…)
Traditionally, August has the best of the summer weather. However, autumn and winter is only round the corner, so it’s time to start planning ahead. (more…)