Sowing and Growing in September…

Earthed Up! focus on growing edible perennials and other useful plants. I like to mix up my perennial veg with annual plants and wildflowers too. I am developing ‘Polycultural’ beds in my garden that were first intended as annual veg beds. Polyculture simply means growing different plants together, rather than in a Monoculture. Currently IContinue reading “Sowing and Growing in September…”

Plant profile: Dyers Coreopsis

Earthed Up! grow edible and useful plants and we have a range of plants for dyeing fibres, such as perennials Madder and Dyers chamomile. The range also includes easy to grow plants such as Woad – a biennial giving blue colour, that can perennialise, and Dyer’s Coreopsis which is a hardy annual. You may knowContinue reading “Plant profile: Dyers Coreopsis”

Plant profile: Minutina aka Erba Stella

Minutina is one of my new favourite edible perennials! It is apparently more popular and more widely known in Italy. Its latin name is Plantago coronopus. It is also known as Erba Stella and Bucks Horn Plantain. It is related to the plantains, such as Ribwort plantain and Greater Plantain. The wild plantains are alsoContinue reading “Plant profile: Minutina aka Erba Stella”

Babies coming to life…..

At the beginning of our journey into building a plant Nursery…..It’s the 22nd of January and I’m excited to see the Sweet Cicely are coming up, along with Chervil. It’s hard to believe that they have liked the past month of frosty, snowy and rainy weather but there they are popping up. Chervil can beContinue reading “Babies coming to life…..”