Well I thought I was doing pretty well on the exotics front this year, what with the tomatilloes hogging one end of the greenhouse and my huge tree chilli – now, in its second year, almost at roof height – fighting it out with the tomatoes at the other. The loquat tree is thriving, the [...]
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One of our more endearing habits as a nation, I always think, is our liking for small, seemingly random museums. Places like the British Dental Association’s museum in Wimpole Street, London, home to a collection of 19th century dental floss. Or the London Sewing Machine Museum, in Balham, where you can marvel at the sewing [...]
It was all change at the Edible Garden Show this year. There were turkeys, I tell you. Real ones, with those weird long things dangling off their noses. The pigs and goats were sadly missed – ‘elf ‘n’ safety, I’m told – but there were lots of chickens including a few obligingly being born in [...]
I’m a bit of a sucker for seed swaps. I like feeling that you can spread the love a little: I always end up with far more seeds than I could ever sow, some given to me, others bought on impulse at nurseries, garden centres and flower shows, and still more saved from my own plants in [...]
You can do pretty well on the self-sufficiency front from an average back garden. A couple of chickens, a corner for fruit, and the rest for as many spuds, beans and cabbages as you can squeeze in gives you the basic requirements. You might even get away without buying your meat if you go vegetarian [...]