VEGETABLE PATCH

The garden to our house has a large unused wasteland at the back. My goal this year is to clear it all ready for growing in the Spring next year. This sounds very simple, but I have a 10m deep area of brambles, 5 overgrown Laurel bushes, various structures from previous owners allotmenteering efforts, a rotting…

FIVE WAYS TO USE UP ONE PUMPKIN

Earlier this month I joined with the Gleaning charity network Feedback who go out to farms and collect all surplus fruit and vegetables which aren’t wanted after harvest. This surplus food is then given to charities such as FareShare and FoodCycle with much needed food. After Halloween a lot of pumpkins go to waste. I…

DECLUTTER YOUR HOME

We live in an over consuming time where having more possessions can be thought of as being more successful. Advertising is all around us, persuading and convincing us to purchase things without considering the consequences. These extra possessions, which are outside of our necessities and genuine interests, are cluttering up our homes and our mind….

COMPOSTING

These are my two compost bins, hiding behind the potato plants. I love the idea that I am making my own compost from my own kitchen waste. Previously I was throwing my kitchen waste into council bins then buying compost from the store. That made no sense, so I picked up these two left at…

VEGETABLE PATCH PROGRESS

I have been meaning to do this for a while, and now the seeds are sown, weeding has been done, and the toddler is asleep I have time to myself to write about our progress on the vegetable garden. Here’s a before and after photo: After clearing the area of weeds we found a number…