Sprout’n’ About in Spring

For us cool climate inhabitants, spring can seem like a flash in the pan. Fifteen degrees and a garden full of ready-to-pick brassicas one day, then thirty five degrees and nothing but a bed of bee forage left the next. This year our vegetable patch was literally sprouting in abundance. Having sown, in both February … Continue reading Sprout’n’ About in Spring

Souper Star War’fare

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... It was a period of civil food unrest. Laying hidden amongst a thriving colony of healthy brassicas, was a faction of rebel plants – spinach, lettuce and beets - awaiting their cue to thrive. At the the dawning of the summer sun, the battle began. … Continue reading Souper Star War’fare

What Ruddish!

Ahh yes....the humble radish (raphanus sativus). Up until a few years ago, I thought very little of this rather unkempt looking brassica. Its quick-bolting, self-seeding tenancies proving to be good for nothing but a bit of extra winter-weeding exercise! It was only when I was about to embark on yet another marginal land rejuvenation project, … Continue reading What Ruddish!