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Harvesting British Queen potatoes – learning from my mistakes

British Queen potatoes were the variety of second early potatoes I chose to grow in my Victory Garden. Around two weeks ago I took my fork and decided to harvest them from the ground. Sadly, I have to admit, I was a little bit disappointed. Like everything you grow at the allotment, you're always hoping for

Harvesting British Queen potatoes – learning from my mistakes 2017-10-03T08:13:55+00:00

How worms help with composting

It's amazing how worms help with composting. I found this video on an allotment forum on Facebook and I thought it was absolutely fascinating. After watching the video above, it spurred me on to find out how much of a role worms play when it comes to composting and generally breaking up the soil. The

How worms help with composting 2017-09-26T08:11:21+00:00

Rhubarb Crumble Cake

Ingredients Butter for greasing 300g rhubarb, with the leaf and base stem removed 60g caster sugar 2 large free-range eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract) 100g plain flour 100g caster sugar 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 75g soft salted butter Crumble

Rhubarb Crumble Cake 2017-09-01T11:08:58+00:00

A rosemary, thyme, garlic and mint dressing for roast lamb

This is a simple dressing that I made for a leg of lamb, out of the herbs and vegetables from the garden this Easter just gone. It's a recipe I've been meaning to post for a long time as I've often remarked on how flavoursome, fragrant and memorable this dressing was. I used this for a leg of lamb, but you could just as well use this with some chops or another dark meat.

A rosemary, thyme, garlic and mint dressing for roast lamb 2017-09-08T08:11:49+00:00