Spuds a plenty

This weekend the man assisted me in harvesting our potatoes. It was a very looong day and at times fractious. We started off early to beat the heat but hadn’t accounted for nature being uncooperative. The ground was like cement in places and the day warmed up before we had got onto the second bed.  … More Spuds a plenty

Plot snooping 

Whilst taking a weekend to visit my family down south I happened to make an unplanned visit to the allotment at Lytes Cary, Somerset. Sometimes it’s great to wander and examine what others are doing. Luckily this plot welcomes visitors (as long as they leave the produce alone) so I persuaded my parents that they … More Plot snooping 


I’ve been struggling over the last 2 years with the idea of Aubergine gluts vs the reality of Aubergine droughts. When I first planted my original plants I thought they would be like tomatoes; wack them in a pot and they go forth and multiply without any intervention. Alas, they have turned out to be … More Satisfaction 

Happy developments

I love seeing how the plot develops over the year. First, in spring, we plan hard and spend hours selecting seeds and nurturing our plant babies. Then, when it warms up we harden them off with all manner of precautioms to make sure they survive nature’s attempts to freeze, eat or fry them into sudden … More Happy developments

Home crafts 

This last 2 weeks I have been honing my skills for the Frome cheese show entries. In this family it’s a serious business; For the first time I will be competing against my father who has won many certificates in previous years and let’s be honest, I am slightly nervous that he will trounce me … More Home crafts