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

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 […]

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 […]

Growing and harvesting Runner beans

Growing and harvesting Runner beans

Growing and harvesting Runner beans Recently I had a glut of runner beans harvest in my garden. I put down the seeds on the raised bed over the end of summer. Now it’s October a huge harvest. on can start sowing them under covers from […]

Harvesting Olives

Harvesting Olives

I have harvesting olives recently from the olive trees round by the village in Italy. I am curiousĀ as it’s my first time harvesting olives. Plus while I was there it was lovely sunny and warm weather. It has taken a change the following week with […]

Growing and harvesting amaranth

Growing and harvesting amaranth

I have been growing and harvesting amaranth (the red variety) in allotment at Italy recently. I have growing before last year in the UK. They perform better in Italy than the UK simply because the sun is much stronger here. Even it’s location is at […]