Back in 2013, I decided to experiment with raised beds in my garden. I’ve never tried growing veg in this way before, but I’ve always admired a nicely presented raised bed.
So, after deciding to start a patch from scratch in the back garden, I seemed to have a perfect opportunity.
Two years on and I’m a raised bed convert. I love mine to bits and can’t imagine not having them – here are three reasons why.
Is there ever a quiet time on an allotment?
Just when you think things are calming down after a hectic Spring of sowing, everything starts growing at a pace and your attention is required daily once more.
Despite all the groundwork being laid earlier in the season, Summer is still a really busy time on the allotment.
Here are 5 important allotment jobs to focus on during the Summer months.
Oh I do love dinner at this time of the year.
Summer often becomes a pasta-fest in my house. Or me, there is nothing better that enjoying a light, simple and fresh meal that can be put together in next to no time, using veg harvested straight from the plot.
Tonight, I used a courgette and some herbs to make a Real Men Sow Summer staple, Mary McCartney’s courgette and lemon spaghetti. The meal only took me half an hour from plot to plate, but sat outside taking the usual ribbing about my poor spaghetti eating skills from my wife, I couldn’t have been happier.
The beauty of these types of recipes is that they’re so simple. A little olive oil, garlic cloves, a spoonful of chopped herbs, lemon zest and sometimes a few pine nuts, and you’ve got a delicious meal in next to no time.