Vegetable gardeners cherish the soil as an essential part of growing veg, so we celebrate Earth Day. A healthy soil is full of organic matter: plants and animals which have decomposed and provide nutrients for future growing plants. A healthy
Today is World Soil Day. The Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (UN) are appealing for everyone to “Stop Soil Erosion and Save our Future.” The UN says: “World Soil Day 2019 (#WorldSoilDay) and its campaign “Stop soil erosion,
November is World Vegan Month. The vegetable garden supports vegans by producing fresh produce all the year round, and you can start growing now! There are plenty of jobs to do in the garden in November. it is a good
Its Pumpkin Day today! A good time to collect pumpkins in readiness for Halloween. Last year when we went out to find pumpkins, all the major stores had sold out. So this year we decided to grow our own pumpkins.
Today, 16 October, is World Food Day, which highlights the importance of food production and food security. World Food Day was launched by the United Nations in 1945 to celebrate the formation of the Food and Agriculture Organisation. (FAO) This
This is a sponsored post: How Brits used ‘grow your own’ to survive the World Wars Although, the First World War was deemed to be the ‘war to end all wars’, we now know that, just two short decades later,
An art exhibition including ‘Art on the Allotment’ opens at the Dean Clough Art Gallery in Halifax this weekend. Carole Thornton pictured above with her portrait of an old man, one of a series of three pictures, for the exhibition at
We have opened the packet of seed potatoes we bought from the garden centre on 4 February and found a mixed bunch! There are 4 large potatoes, 4 medium sized and 2 tiny ones. We prefer large seed potatoes as