My name’s Charlotte… I’m a beginner gardener… and I have a seed habit. I’m not afraid to admit it. I can’t help it. I go to garden centres and everything looks so good. And then I log onto the heirloom… Continue Reading
So I’m sitting down already and trying to get a handle on what seeds I need to order for next year – and what wood I need to buy to build some projects over the winter. Basically I’m trying to… Continue Reading
5g of viola petals (10g before separating from green stems) 1 cup boiling water 1 cup sugar Put petals in bowl. Cover with boiling water. Leave to steep for several hours or overnight. Strain liquid. Place bowl of liquid over saucepan… Continue Reading
Apparently you can propagate mint and basil by just sticking them in jars of water. So that’s what I’ve done today.
To me, having a vegetable garden and eating fresh produce is only part of the equation. The real joy comes in the winter when you can head down to the cellar, pick up a bottle or jar, and then cook… Continue Reading
I have this problem. I pick at my skin compulsively. Disgusting, right? Apparently it’s called dermatillomania, I’ve been doing it since I was in my early teens. My biggest problem area for it is the pores on my face – my… Continue Reading
OR: How my garden lifts my melancholia. There’s a thing I’ve noticed, it’s that human beings need to be needed. Generally. I mean, not all humans. Over the last few years I’ve weaned myself off being needed by other people. My… Continue Reading
So yesterday marked the first time we ate something from the garden that we’d grown ourselves. We harvested a few early Basil leaves from the windowsill that had grown from seed and proceeded to eat them with tomato and mozzarella… Continue Reading