Blog with us!

Are you a budding blogger or vlogger? Then we’d love to hear from you! Whatever your experience on the plot, whether you’ve got a couple of patio boxes or an envy-inducing allotment, whether you’ve been blogging or vlogging for years, or you’re just starting out, we’d love to hear from you! This year, we’re looking to build our online community…

Growing fat babies

If you struggle growing sweet peppers, or you don’t have room under cover, Achocha or Fat Babies are definitely worth a try. Growing Fat Babies (cyclanthera brachyastacha) A South American crop, they are small, oval and covered in soft edible spines. Bar slugs when the plants are small, they are free from pests. Hoverflies love the flowers – and their…
No Excuses for Not Pruning

No Excuses for Not Pruning

If you haven’t pruned yet, better now than never. Markus Kobelt of Swiss fruit nursery Lubera has just posted a very funny blog listing the excuses his customers come up with for not having pruned their fruit trees, ranging from, “I haven’t done it yet so it’s too late now,” and, “My husband/wife/neighbour says not to do it now,” to,…

Real Men Sow (and write about it)

Blog reveals veggy goings on in Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex If you could use some inspiration for the coming season, take a look at Real Men Sow, ‘a cheery allotment blog’ chronicling author Jono’s adventures in veg growing. “Taking on an allotment has actually been the best thing I’ve ever done,” he says. “A steady stream of incredibly tasty fruit and veg…