Marrowmania Soup

However hard we try, and whether we want it or not, there’s always a moment in every vegetable patch when a few …

Bricking it: Melanzane Parmigiana

My adopted greenhouse is in full swing. Tomatoes, cucumbers (performing again after a month off), peppers, basil. The aubergine plants are sending …

Black Velvet, if you please

I’ve made a few frozen concoctions in my ice cream machine, but nothing quite as delicious as this ice cream. I followed this …

Sultritaliano

This week has seen a mix of hot days, with high humidity, building up to very sultry evenings followed by night storms. …

Milking the blackcurrants

My two blackcurrants haven’t done very well this year. I say ‘this year’, but it is only their second summer since planting, …

Colours of the Week

Some of yesterday’s harvest: last of the broad beans, first decent pick of the blackcurrants A stand selling plants at this week’s …

Speed plating

The weather we’ve had here has brought on a very un-British jumping of queues and uncontrolled excess in the vegetable and fruit …

A date with a prince

One of the best bits of organic gardening for me is seeing the hierarchy of wild predators develop, and how everything starts …