Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Maker of clothes, recipes, natural fabric dyeing, Gardener of veg, fruit and flowers.

Category: Grow

How to grow and harvest Yacon

How to grow and harvest Yacon

This is a blog post on how to grow and harvest Yacon. Also known as Peruvian Ground Apple. I found about this tuber after reading a few gardening books about it and decided to get hold of Yacon . I did this at the end […]

Seeds to start sowing in March

Seeds to start sowing in March

I am passionate about growing my own food. Therefore in this post I am writing about seeds to start sowing in March. I am based in London, weather here though is warmer than the rest of the UK however it is still not the mediterranean. […]

How to check for seeds viability

How to check for seeds viability

Here a story that I would like to share on how to check for seeds viability. It’s now in March here in London. Spring this year has arrive early and it’s now gone a bit (it’s been some strong cold winds around lately). It’s time […]

Growing and harvesting chinese artichoke

Growing and harvesting chinese artichoke

Here is a post on growing and harvesting chinese artichoke.  Chinese artichoke also know as stachys affinis or crosnes. it originates from China. It is another quite hard to find tuber or vegetable plant as it’s not availalbe in supermarkets. It is just not commercial […]

Growing and harvesting Skirret

Growing and harvesting Skirret

Skirret is a forgotten rooted vegetable. It was grown in Victorian and Tudor times. However over the years it became a forgotten vegetable as it’s not available in supermarkets at all. This post is about growing and harvesting skirret. Also known as Sium sisarium. They […]

Harvesting oca tubers

Harvesting oca tubers

It’s December which means it’s harvesting time for oca tubers. Oca tubers are also known as New Zealand yam and oca tuberosa. At the moment it is still not available to buy in supermarkets in the UK. However, the tubers are sold on ebay for […]

If I have another greenhouse

If I have another greenhouse

Recently we had strong winds here in London, as a result my greenhouse has not quite look like a greenhouse?!! With the panels off it just looks like a shelf!! So this post is on if I have another greenhouse …., I am originally from […]