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: harvest

Growing and harvesting cucumber

Growing and harvesting cucumber

I love growing my own food. This is post on growing and harvesting cucumber. Cucumber are from the same family as courgette. Therefore to grow them it’s nearly the same care they need in order to grow them. Here is an previous blog post on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jerusalem artichoke – growing and harvesting

Jerusalem artichoke – growing and harvesting

It’a end of November now, jerusalem artichoke in the garden are ready to harvest. Jerusalem artichoke (Hellanthus tuberosus) also called sunroot, topinambur, sunchoke or earth apple. They are related to the the sunflower family. When the flowers in bloom they look a bit like sunflowers […]

Growing and harvesting tagetes minuta

Growing and harvesting tagetes minuta

I have been growing tagetes minuta in my garden this year. Other names are Peruvian mint marigold, huacatay, black mint and stinking Roger. A same family as marigold. It’s grown like crazy and now it’s harvest time. I have yet to find great recipes for […]