Thoughts of Spring… already

Maybe I can find space to grow Brussels Sprouts next year. Some of those nice looking red ones. Chillies will be sown in January. And the first of the leeks. Seed catalogues have started to drop through the letterbox. Where are the gaps? As the temperatures rebound almost 20 degrees warmer than last week, IContinue reading “Thoughts of Spring… already”

Falling into autumn abundance

There’s no two ways about it, it’s autumn. Are you too stubbornly avoiding the central heating? Through thriftiness and denial about the turn of the season. That’s me. While also taking long gazes towards the kindling stacks, formed mostly of last winter’s fruit tree prunings. Perhaps we’ll have our first fire of the autumn tonight,Continue reading “Falling into autumn abundance”

A Time to plant and a time to uproot

As we trudged back from our blackberry picking yesterday my daughter said ‘ that was the best walk ever…’ Admittedly, we did stop at the pub halfway round and we came home full of blackberries and with stained bright purple fingers! There is half a pot of berries stewing on the stove as I writeContinue reading “A Time to plant and a time to uproot”

Plenty of food, we just need places to grow it!

Starkholmes Allotments We’ve grown plants aplenty. To allow them to flourish into abundant crops, they find homes in gardens. If there are more gardens there is more food, if there’s more plants, can there be more gardens? Not quite. There are obstacles in the way of that. There are scarce few funds to enable agroecologicalContinue reading “Plenty of food, we just need places to grow it!”